Friday 11 September 2020

Chalk it up

Hello, crafting friends!

Here's a simple little card I started last night and then finished in daylight when I could actually see!

I've used the chalkboard technique, choosing a sentiment from Concorde & 9th's Beautiful Branches stamp set and heat embossing it in white on black card stock. To get that 'rubbed out' look, I used my embossing buddy liberally and rubbed it into the black card stock with my finger.

I gave my blackboard a frame using two Heffy Doodle stitched rectangle dies, then added some greenery from Reverse Coinfetti's Fall Foliage and some pretty yellow daisies from Clearly Besotted's Sending Sunshine.

So pleased this card was chosen as a Watercooler Rocker!

And it was a winner at The Card Concept - woohooo!

I'm joining in with Less Is More's Chalkboard Technique challenge and was also inspired by the beautiful inspiration photo at The Card Concept. I chose the green leaves, the yellow flowers and the blackboard to make my Clean and Simple card. I'm also playing along at Watercooler Wednesday where it's Kath's All About Occasions challenge 

I was looking on Pinterest at the kind of blackboards people put outside pubs and shops and some of them really made me chuckle. I'm sharing them here because don't they say laughter is the best medicine? You're welcome!

(Source: Pinterest)

Sending hugs,


  1. Love the yellow flowers with the chalkboard
    Claire Mrs H's Crafty Corner

  2. love this, the yellow floral element really pops against the chalkboard

  3. Your card is as sweet as can be! I love the simplicity of really does look like a chalkboard! The flower is a perfect addition! Thanks for playing with the Card Concept this week!

  4. Thank you for making me chuckle at your chalkboard Pinterest finds.

    AWESOME chalkboard card. Lovely the striking colour contrast between the black and the floral embellishments.

    Hug xxx

  5. Simply stunning - an elegant and sophisticated card. Thanks for joining in with the challenge at Less is More.

  6. Have you tried paying your electric bill?! kidding. A really lovely card, great design and choice of colours.

    Kath x

  7. Love your sweet chalkboard design, matches those challenges beautifully, and those signs did make me chuckle. We have a local church with a sense of humour, I’ll have to start photographing them :) xxx

  8. What a wonderfully elegant and eye-catching card, Clare! Love the way you have used the photo inspiration! The look of a blackboard is a clever addition! Thanks so much for joining the fun at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.

  9. What a fun blog post! Love the chalkboard signs at the bottom and, of course, your beautiful card! I can see the inspiration from our challenge perfectly! Thank you so much for joining us at The Card Concept.

  10. Love the chalkboard! Thank you for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday Challenges! Kath-DT

  11. Fab card again here sorry I am late leaving comments too, my time isn't my own lately ;) Viv xx

  12. Super fun chalkboard design.

    Hugs diane


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