If you haven't jumped on, you should. The chalkboard bandwagon, that is. I jumped on, thanks to some motivation from Betsy V. here. And boy is it fun. But I twisted it into a tag based on Maile B.'s tag for Day 10 of 12 Tags with a Feminine Twist over at Ellen Hutson's Classroom.
Now maybe not everyone gets into chalkboards. Created by me, on a card, I'm a fan. But let me tell you, in my stint as a teacher, chalk became my number one enemy. First off, there's never a good sized piece at the board. Second, some kids take pleasure in throwing it across the room. Third, no matter how often you rubs your hands to get the chalk dust off, you always end up with chalk dust on your clothes. And when you're fighting dry, chapped hands in the winter it's the last thing you need. Nuff said.
May I say, however, that making a card with this technique is FUN. Inky fingers are OK.
At first glance you might not "see" Maile's tag.
But it's there - the BG stamped with white images, the washi strip, the pink/green sentiment panel, the white ribbon. My additions - a touch of bling and a gift card pocket on the back. Again.
Playing at the Cafe again:
And at Artful Delight:
And at Simon Says Stamp - What's Your Favorite? cuz I love me some heat embossing.
Have a wonderful week before Christmas.
Supplies for You better not pout:
Paper: manila tag, black paper Bringmann, book page
Stamps: 7 Gypsies
Ink : Versamark, Adirondack pigment, white pencil
Other: embossing powder, twine, washi, ribbon, bling