Sunday, 11 August 2013

Today and Always

This has been a really busy weekend catching up with friends from overseas. I did manage to sneak into my craft room (after all the housework was done of course) to get this card done for the Fusion Card Challenge. I missed the deadline for the last challenge! Boo! I love the chalkboard technique which I used for the first time here. The difficulty with embossing on black cardstock is that you have to pick one that is not too absorbent. The first time I tried this, the embossing was terrible! Then I tried different card stock (the backing paper for scrapbooking) and got a lovely effect. Recently I was at the local Art and Craft store and spotted a stack of pre-cut papers for $3 and there was a lot of black cards in the stack. I was hoping that it would work and it did! Phew! My card is below with the Fusion trigger below that. I'm also submitting this card to Moxie Fab World Birthday card challenge, City Crafter's Polka Dot challenge (Thanks Lyndal!) and Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Make the Cut.. Thanks for dropping by!




Ingredients:
Neenah Desert Storm and Solar White, Black cardstock, My Minds Eyes The Sweetest Thing Honey, PTI Boutique Borders Birthday, PTI A Sweet Life, Versamark, Versamark white chalk ink, HA Bubblegum, PTI Plum Pudding, White EP, MFT DieNamics Fishtail layers STAX, Hemp from Hemptique, white gel pen (Molotow)

19 comments:

  1. Great card Cecilia. Great fusion of the two ideas.

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  2. FAB colour combo Cecilia - LOVE it!!! Thanks so much for joining in the fun @ FUSION!

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  3. PS This would be great for linking up to City Crafter's Polka Dot Challenge too! http://citycrafter.blogspot.com.au/2013/08/city-crafter-challenge-blog-week-171.html

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    1. Lyndal, thanks for the link! Done and dusted (haha, literally!).

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  4. Your card is wonderful!! I love your chalkboard effect and those polka dots ... Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!

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  5. Such a sweet card! Love the color combination and design! Thanks so much for sharing this weet at CCCB :-)

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  6. Lovely way to fuse both inspirations, Cecilia! Beautiful!!! So glad you played along this week at FUSION!!!

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  7. Oh how lovely to pair the chalkboard with pink! Makes it so soft. Your chalk dust looks wonderful too. So glad you joined the FUSION challenge!

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  8. What a lovely and great card! Love the chalkboard center... Thank you for joining us at CCCB :) Hugs, Wendy

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  9. Thank you for entering our Polka Dots challenge at City Crafter Challenge Blog! Nicely done and very pretty!

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  10. Oh this is sooooo CUTE! Thanks for joining us at Fusion!

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  11. Love this! The whispy bits coming out from behind the rose are such a great little detail!

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  12. Hey Cecilia! Thanks for linking this up to the Birthday Card Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

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  13. Beautiful - love the chalk board effect!

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  14. Beautiful design! Lovely use of the chalkboard effect! Thanks for joining us this week at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

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