Thursday 30 August 2012

Make your own Chalkboard!!

Good morning folks,

Just two more days to go for this month's challenge to end. I hope you guys have had the chance to see the many examples of handmade embellishments showcased by the team. I am here to add one more to the lot.

I saw a card somewhere with a Chalkboard on it that was so perfect and I thought, how did someone make that??? Then I realised, that it was a part of the Card Kit from Simon Says Stamp but the thought stuck with me. I wanted to make a card with a chalkboard on it and since Teacher's day is just a week away, I thought it would be great to do that!

So I decided to make a chalkboard on my own using a little piece of black card stock, a few ice-cream sticks and lots of Glossy accents. Even though it may not have been as perfect as the one I saw, I am quite pleased with how it turned out! It barely took a few minutes. Plus, it was super easy. It's something you can make with your kids for their teachers.:D

I wanted to use Patterned paper, but was dying to try out the Chevron background stamp  from Hero Arts, so tossed the PP idea into the bin. I also added a little zig zag washi tape (keeping in line with the Chevron) and some twine.

Here's how the card turned out.



As usual, I have a video for you on how I made this. Here it is..

Supply list
White Card stock - Standard Size
Black card stock (cut to required size)
Ice-cream sticks (4-5)
White Gel pen
Spellbinders Petite Scalloped Ovals Die
Black and White Twine
Stamp Set - 'Thanks2You' by The Stamps of Life

Hope you guys have entered your links for our challenge!!

See you on the 1st with a new challenge!

Till then,
Happy Crafting!



  1. wow this is simple and unique.i like it.Thanx for sharing

  2. loved the card, very nice tutorial..thanks for sharing!

  3. thanks for sharing this very nice card.. love it.

  4. Gorgeous card as usual.bright and sunny and the chalboard tute is really kewl.Thanks for this very clever idea.I loved your chevron bg too...the one you stamped

  5. Very bright and beautiful card!!!

  6. awesome card and very nice emblishment for teachers day .

  7. Its cute.... Bright and sunny....


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