Hello! There are two things that are very popular and very much in demand in the arts and crafts world today and that is burlap and chalkboard paint. I don't know how many times a day at my job at a fabric and crafts store where I have to direct a customer to the chalkboard paint or answer the question 'yes, we sell burlap'. Now, I'm not too crazy about the burlap faze, too rustic and country for my refined taste (ha-ha), but I do love chalkboard paint. Have any of you seen the idea where they are spray painting the tops of canning lids with chalkboard paint and then writing the contents of the jar on the lid? That is so cool! Well, the chalkboard faze has made it to the paper crafting industry now, and I've fallen in love with 'chalkboard cards'. The traditional way is to use black paper and white ink, stamping the image twice to get a 'blurred' look and then sponging more white ink on the paper to make it appear like a messy chalkboard. Love the look, but too much work for a CAS designer like me! So when Daydream Designs came out with digital sets of Chalkboard Art, I was thrilled. No messy, inky fingers for me. Just print and go!
Here is my very first Chalkboard Card. I used an image from the set 'Chalkboard Love and Sunshine Digi Set'. I know you must think I printed it on black paper, but I did not. It's printed on white paper. The sketch is from Splitcoaststampers (SC396). I used card stock the colors of the sentiment, and I embossed the teal blue panel with a Cuttlebug Embossing Folder. Adhesive gems, ric rac, and a crocheted flower from Martha Stewart were added for embellishment.