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Saturday, February 2, 2013

Happy Groundhog's Day!  So, the word is out --- early Spring! YEA!  Not that we have had much of a winter here in the Triangle region of North Carolina, but we've had our share of 20s overnight/early morning!  I'm just so ready to see leaves back on the trees and flowers popping up.  The cold I can handle, the drab, dark, dank, dead look of everything just, well, blech.

Maybe that's why we have Valentine's Day in the middle of February --- to put a little color and luuuuv into the air!  LOL  I do have to admit that I think Valentine's Day is fast becoming my favorite holiday to craft for more than Christmas now.  All the hearts, cutesy pun lines,  reds and pinks, flowers and of course, the chocolates!  Although, after receiving 2 lbs of chocolates from my dad over Christmas, chocolates is the LAST thing the Hubs better get me!  And, he has been warned!  hahaha

Actually, we are going on a little romantic getaway that weekend --- back to our alma mater where it all began -- 26-1/2 years ago!  Yep, back to the scene of the crime one may say, to good ole George Mason University.  It's their Homecoming weekend and so I got us tickets for the basketball game and a nice room at a lovely inn -- on campus, no less.  Basketball?  College campus?  To some it may not seem too romantic, but, to us it will be, to return to where we began.  I can't wait!

But I digress, a valentine card here using the chalkboard technique.  This is becoming a popular card making technique these days and there are lots of good tutorials out there, if you want to learn it.  It's very easy peasy!  I used this tutorial for my card below, which I am posting for the challenge at Addicted to CAS.  I'm going to have to make some more chalkboard cards I believe.  I like the effect. 

After I applied the chalkboard effect to the black cardstock, I stamped two hearts in Versamark,  embossed them with red emboss powder, cut them out and adhered one to the background.  The other one I rolled the edges with a pencil and then layered atop the other heart for a more 3D look and added the pearls.

Stamps:  Heart (Recollections).  Flourishes (Autumn Leaves).  Sentiment (Craft Smart).
Paper:  White and black cardstock.
Ink:  Versamark, Cloud White Chalk Ink (VersaMagic), white emboss powder, red emboss powder.
Extras:  White water color pencil, red pearlized gems.


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Kylie said...

I love your 3D heart! Gorgeous! Thanks so much for playing along at ATCAS! xx

Karen B said...

Love the black and red and your heart. Really striking. Thanks so much for joining in the fun at A2CAS.

Karen x

Loll Thompson said...

Great use for the chalkboard technique. Love the beautiful heart on top of your white flourishes. Thanks for joining us at Addicted to CAS.

Jessi Fogan said...

That sounds like a fun trip to me! And what could be more romantic than visiting the scene of the crime? Really!
I love this card - those flourishes live at my house too, I should haul them out!

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