Oh Joan! I'm SO excited that you had the Chalkboard Technique as your challenge today! I've had this tutorial by Betsy Veldman printed out on my desk for a while now.
So today - I finally sat down and tried to do it! If you look at Betsy's sample - you'll see I pretty much copied it!! Using stamps that I had. What you see here is my third try at it - the first one wasn't spaced well and the 2nd one I tried over stamping the white embossing with Fresh Snow ink and I WAY OVER over stamped! So - it's a process that I think you get better at the more you do it!
First I stamped the sentiments with Versamark and embossed them in white. Then I stamped the banner over the HAPPY BIRTHDAY using Fresh Snow - I didn't get it quite centered over the sentiment so I added the pink heart gems to off set it!
Next I drew the framing lines with a white Prismacolor pencil and drew some red lines around NOISE and yeah BABY. I rubbed a little bit of Fresh Snow Ink around the edges and open spaces and finally added the ribbon and buttons with twine.
This was fun! Thanks for making me try it today Joan