Happy Tuesday! Last night, I got to do some crafting! I needed a Thank You card for the assistance coach on my son's basketball team. I have been waiting to try some more challenges, so this seemed like a great time to combine the two together! I pulled up some of my blog challenges that I have bookmarked and kept looking at this week's sketches. I wanted to use the school colors on the card so color challenges were out. Sketch challenges would work well. I found a sketch that I thought worked well. I thought and thought, and came up with my idea....off to crafting I went.
Here is my finished card:
The sketch challenge for this card:
I loved this clean sketch from Case(e) this Sketch! I loved the strong lines. The school colors are green and black. I felt like I needed to keep the strong vertical and horizontal lines of this sketch, which is what makes it so great! I used my sentiment as the image since that is the main focus for my card. To spice it up, I used the popular chalkboard technique for this card. I have seen so many great cards lately using this technique and I wanted to try it for myself. So much fun!!!! And best of all, EASY!!!!
I started with a black piece of paper. I stamped my images in Stampin' Up white craft ink. Then I embossed my stamped images with white embossing powder to make it pop even more. Taking my craft ink on a dauber, I daubed (is that a word) the white craft ink all over the black piece of cardstock making the chalkboard background. EASY!!! There are several ways to make the chalkboard background, this is the way I choose to make it on this card.
The stamped images are from the new Stampin' Up set Oh Hello. GREAT set!!!!
I used the Needlepoint Border embossing folder to add a little texture to the horizontal piece of cardstock. Aren't those Xs so cute!!!! As a crossstitcher, I had to order this embossing folder! I am so glad I did. It adds just a little detail, simple and clean!
I used the new silver buttons from Stampin' Up out of the Spring mini catalog. I love these buttons. I think I need to place another order for some more since I am using them up FAST!!!!
I have had so much fun playing along with these challenges! Hope you enjoyed today's card!