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Chalkboard cards

Hey folks, this week I’ve had a chance to get a bit of cardmaking done with the pretty Chalkboard range from Craftwork Cards. I bought this on offer a while back from The Glitter Pot (one of my new fave online shops) – it was £9.99 for the Chalkboard Collection Pack which comes with the 8×8 paper pad, die cut sheets and candi.

Chalkboard Love, Joy and Wishes Card by StickerKitten

I made this card following a sketch on Pinterest. First I tore the paper to size by scoring it and then tearing along a ruler to give a rough edge. I distressed the edges a little more with a craft knife and added black dye ink. I wrapped twine round the paper and knotted it, then attached the panel to the card with foam tape to make it stand forward. Then I just added the die cut sentiment, frames and bow on top and candi top left.

Lovely Birthday Chalkboard Card by StickerKitten

For this card I also followed a sketch I found on Pinterest. I like just opening up the homepage and picking the first thing that catches my eye to use for inspiration. Of course my Pinterest feed is full of nothing but glorious craft projects so this isn’t hard! I always end up deviating quite far from the original sketch but it doesn’t matter – they’re there to get you started!

So here I started by stamping the background with a music sheet stamp from Lili of the Valley in black dye ink (dye ink dries quickest which is great if, like me, you smudge your stamping ALL the time). I then added a couple of banners cut from the Chalkboard papers, plus a sentiment mounted on to cream cardstock and inked with brown dye ink. I then added candi below and a punched butterfly with gems over a twine bow. I rounded the corners of the card with the Xcut Corner Punch. Such a handy piece of kit!

Just for you birthay chalkboard card by StickerKitten

For this card I began with a sketch but abandoned it pretty quickly and just stuck what I wanted where I wanted! I added a panel of white cardstock to a kraft card blank and then a couple of Chalkboard paper panels on top. I cut out arrows from the paper and attached them above and below, and then added the sentiment and extra die cut bits, plus a bit more card candi and some pretty silver gems. I love these tiny 2mm gems. They’re so dainty!

Comments

  1. Lea | June 24, 2015 Reply

    Fab projects. X

  2. Linda Simpson | June 24, 2015 Reply

    These are all gorgeous!
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

  3. Michelle | June 24, 2015 Reply

    Gorgeous cards, love the black with vibrant colours.

  4. Erin | June 24, 2015 Reply

    These are both gorgeous, love the colours and the designs. Great papers.

    Hugs Erin xx

  5. Jackie T | June 24, 2015 Reply

    Hi your cards are gorgeous. Hugs Jackie

  6. denise fletcher | June 25, 2015 Reply

    All of these are gorgeous, Sarah. Love every one of them!

  7. jane stillman | June 25, 2015 Reply

    Fabulous creations

  8. Donna McM | June 25, 2015 Reply

    Fab selection of cards!
    Hugs Donna x

  9. Shelly | June 25, 2015 Reply

    Fantastic cards, I’ve fancied this pack for a while and your beautiful cards have now convinced me! Have a great day, hugs Shelly x

    • StickerKitten | June 25, 2015 Reply

      The papers are lovely and there are so many different elements you can cut out too :) Glad I’ve inspired you – happy crafting! Sarah x

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