Tulips and a Chalkboard

Hello, friends, and happy Monday! Emily here with you today with a card that screams spring to me. This project makes me think of those darling little cafes that have their specials written in lovely calligraphy on a chalkboard and fresh tulips on the tiny round tables outside on the sidewalk.  Let’s get started, so you (hopefully) don’t think I’m crazy…

To start, I stamped several of the blooms and leaves from the beautiful Fresh Cut Tulips stamp set using the Citrine Collection, Ruby Collection, and Crystal Garden Collection. I fussy cut all of them all the way down to the image (I didn’t want that white border distracting from the white on my chalkboard) and set them aside.

The Ton Chalkboard tulip WM

Next, I turned my attention to my faux chalkboard. I started by arranging the flowers the way I wanted and adhering them down to an A2 sized panel of black card stock. I placed my sentiment from Bokeh Burst: Heart where I wanted on my black panel, then white heat embossed it. After that, it was a matter of putting the “chalk” in my faux chalkboard. I took the Hampton White pigment ink and again stamped that gorgeous, hand-drawn calligraphic “love” sentiment from Bokeh Burst: Heart, but this time I slightly offset it to create a kind of shadow. I then used a simple makeup sponge to dab some of the Hampton White pigment ink around the edges of the black panel and over top of the sentiment, making it look well-worn and intentionally smudgy.

The Ton Chalkboard tulip detail WM

After that, all I had to do was adhere my front panel to a card base! Relatively easy, just uses a few tricks to create that chalkboard look.

I hope you enjoyed this project! I had about 10 other projects that I attempted and for some reason couldn’t make work, so those might have to ruminate for awhile to see if I can’t tweak them. 😉

Have a fantastic week!

12 thoughts on “Tulips and a Chalkboard

  1. Donna says:

    You women really knock my socks off! Your cards just pop off the page. I love the gorgeous tulips against the black.


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