Sunday, January 11, 2015

Chalkboard Birthday

Hello everyone!
I have a whole bunch of birthdays to remember to send cards to in January.  I depleted my stash so the first place I turn is card challenges.  I came across Fusion's Card Challenge first and didn't need to go any further.
The challenge involved using the gorgeous photo and/or the sketch for inspiration.  I was so excited to see the chalkboard sign.  I have long been wanting to incorporate the chalkboard technique into my crafting projects but never really looked up how to create the look.  I was pressed for time and had to get that card in the mail.  So I looked up chalkboard printables and came across this amazing birthday signs from Nest of Posies.  Thanks Kellie!  Click here to see them yourself.  I sought out my Card Base 6 file and in minutes I had a wonderful card!

I had have a horrible time creating masculine cards so I hope this passes for one!  I wasn't too sure about the balloon background.  Do you think it's too busy?  It is festive that is for sure!  The chalkboard sentiment was the perfect focal point of this card.  I can't wait to use more of these in the future!

If you haven't given chalkboard sentiments a try..I encourage you to do so!  If you would like you can click here or on the preview above to purchase this file.  I printed 3 sentiments on a sheet of white card stock.  Honestly, it didn't even take as much ink as I thought it would.

It's time for supper and my belly is rumbling!  My wonderful hubby made turkey meatloaf, rice and brussel sprouts...yummy!

Thanks for stopping by and please come back again!



Michelle Lupton said...

Love the chalkboard look, and the banner is so fun! Thanks so much for joining us for our birthday challenge at FUSION! :)

kathy serrahn said...

great card

SmilynStef said...

Those are some awesome free printables ... that you turned into a fantastic card ... so very glad you celebrated our Anniversary with us at Fusion Card Challenge.

Jeanne J said...

What a fun card! Love all the color and balloons - absolutely looks like a party going on here!