Monday, September 16, 2013

It's Black & White & A Little Blue...

So this is the card I was working on for the Little Tangles Back to the Blackboard Challenge when I came to many of these conclusions:
"the most effective blackboard cards are those in which the blackboard forms only on part of the card, and/or is used with solid white or bright colours for contrast, that too much black on a card is difficult to photograph, and the messy nature of the chalkboard technique makes it difficult to use on more formal cards."
I've re-photographed my card in more natural (ie daylight) conditions, and I'm happier with how it has turned out, so I thought I'd include this card here too.

I used the same blackboard technique by stamping Neat & Tangled Fresh Blooms and Just Hello in Versamark Watermark ink and heat embossing with Zing White, then taking small amounts of Hero Arts White dye ink on my fingertip and smudging it across the black, to mimic chalky residue. The Fresh Blooms were layered by creating a mask of the largest flower. The chalkboard technique was used on a teal background paper to create Neat & Tangled My Heart Sings bird and Fresh Blooms flower, which were then pop dotted onto the card.

Playing along with Simon Says Stamp Emboss It Challenge and 


  1. Hi Lyndal, am loving the colour contrast against the fun chalkboard technique - such a pretty note card, that would make any recipient happy! Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays ;-)

  2. Gorgeous card! I love the aqua/black/white color scheme on it! The blackboard look looks amazing! Absolutely fabulous!

    Thanks for joining us at the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge Blog!

  3. Love the chalk board background with blue and white :)

  4. Love the blue with the chalkboard background...super cute Lyndal!

  5. OH I love the chalkboard look using those NAT stamps! Sweet!! :)

    Thanks for playing along with the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge!

  6. I love the chalkboard look! Thank you for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  7. i love this. that blue is so pretty!

  8. As much as it is difficult to photograph it's still a success. Thanks for playing along with us at Little Tangles.


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