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.
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.
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!