I made this card for this week's Try a New Technique challenge (use the chalkboard technique) and the Ways to Use It challenge (use things that are new to us). For my "new", I designed a background using some new rick rack I picked up while Christmas shopping. I like the wavy effect of the rick rack against the solid panels of the sentiment.
I stamped my sentiment in white craft ink. I added white embossing powder and heat embossed the sentiment, then sponged white craft ink on the panel to create the effect of chalk dust. I ran my rick rack through my Xyron Create-A-Sticker to get a good line of adhesive on it, then attached it in rows to a black card base. I attached my sentiment panel to a piece of white card stock and trimmed it to fit, then attached it with Stampin' Dimensionals to the card base. To add just a bit of color, I punched two hearts from a piece of shimmery hot pink card stock and added them to the sentiment panel.
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Registered: July 27, 2007 Location: Dublin, Ireland Posts: 70794
Sat, Jan 05, 2013 @ 9:40 AM
Love the white ric-rac on black carrying through the chalkboard theme, and the little pop of red is sweet.
I'm glad you got your upload problem sorted
Should it happen again (I did say once wasn't enough for me, LOL), if you backspace your browser a few times to the upload window you can usually copy all the write-up and paste it into a new upload window.