Saturday, November 8, 2014

JUST US GIRLS #266 - Trend Week

Hello and good morning crafty peeps! Today is my turn as hostess at JUST US GIRLS! It's trend week, and I've picked the chalkboard effect as this weeks challenge!

This trend is still very hot in the paper crafting world, and I just love the look of it! Here's what I made:

Here's the inside of my card:

I carefully inked VersaMark over one of my embossing folders and 'stamped' it on a black card stock panel. Did the same with the sentiment then embossed it all with white EP. Pretty cool, huh?! I saw this done somewhere, sorry can't remember who, but knew I was going to try it! I took a cotton ball and dabbed it onto my frost white ink pad and randomly smeared it over the panel. Using white and maroon Prismacolor pencils, I doodled around the frame and filled in some of the design. I took a couple clear rhinestones and custom colored them to match with Spectrum Noir markers. Another sentiment finished the inside. My ode to vino! (I'm a wine drinker, and this stamp set SPOKE to me!! LOL!

I hope you get a chance to play along this week at Just Us Girls! Please check out the incredible projects that my teammates, and our November guest designer, Tajanna, have created! Remember that if you win Chic of the Week for any of our November challenges, you will be in the running to be our guest designer for the month of January! 

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you have a great day!


Stamps: LOL by Hampton Art - Wine On
Ink: VersaMark; Memento - Tuxedo Black; Clear Snap - Frost White
CS: Darice
Accessories: Darice - Scrolls EF; Stampendous - White EP; heat gun; Prismacolor pencils; Hampton Art - rhinestones
Adhesives: SA by 3L - MyStik permanent


  1. I can't believe I don't have this stamp set. :D Great job with the chalkboard technique, and you won't be surprised that I love the card. ;)

  2. Great technique with the sentiment [kind of blurry ;)] and fun card. -- I had fun with the "trend" -- great choice!

  3. I haven't tried the trend yet, but your instructions were very precise. Love your fun card.

  4. Great choice for Trend Week! This is my first time attempting this even though I love the look. Your card is awesome and I love the sentiment. I really like how you added the bling and touches of color.

  5. Fabulous card Chris and Congratulations on a great first posting. Thanks for all the info on how you got this looking so good.

  6. Wow, stamping with an embossing folder! Amazing!

  7. Sorry I am so late stopping by...Great challenge despite the low numbers this week. You picked a great challenge and your card is wonderful!


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