Happy FRIDAY! This has to be one of my all time favorite Fridays by far! <happy dance> ;D And I can safely say that because both my kids were born on Wednesdays and I was married on a Saturday! LOL As Bruce Almighty would say ---- "It's goooood!"
It's been another busy week. Seems like there have been more of those lately. Could it be because my son's wedding is just 22 days away? <gasp>! We are all getting very excited yet there is still a lot to be done beforehand.
However, I thought it fitting with so much new love in my family lately to make a couple lovey cards. My baby brother (he's 40, so not much of a baby) just got married last Friday to a super wonderful lady, adding not only a new sister but a new step-nephew to our lives! So in honor of all the wedded bliss, here is the first of two romantic cards:
Both this and the next post I am entering over at Sugar Creek Hollow
this week where it is Vintage or Shabby Chic Romance. One of my favorite magazines is Paper Crafts
and part of the Sept/Oct issue is about the chalkboard technique and one of the samples was an easel card similar to easel sign boards you see outside restaurants or shops displaying specials/sales. I thought it was adorable so I had to make several more. I already posted one I made here
I made my card base and then scored it at the bottom to create the stand and cut out the unneeded portion. I used good, thick and sturdy white cardstock. I used patterned paper from This & That by Echo Park for the background. To create the chalkboard effect, I used thick black cardstock from Bazzil. I stamped the corner frames with Versamark and embossed white. Then did the same with the sentiment. Once again, the sentiment stamp is a great find at Michaels! No matter what I go in there for, I can't leave without moseying around in the stamp aisle! Next, I drew a white line around the border with a white watercolor pencil and also drew a white heart outline. I rubbed some white chalk ink randomly to create the chalkboard look. I colored in the heart with red chalk and added a little red gem in the center. I popped up the chalkboard panel too. To finish off the card, I wrapped a big black/white stripe ribbon around the top, tied it in a knot and stuck two heart hat pins through it
STAMPS: Corner stamp (Anna Griffin); Sentiment (Momenta).
PAPER: White and black heavy cardstock; DP -This & That (Echo Park).
INK: Versamark, red chalk.
EXTRAS: White emboss powder; black/white striped grosgrain ribbon; hat pins.