Hello and thanks so much for visiting! We have a new theme starting today at Allsorts challenge, it's Mervi's turn to host this time and she picked the theme of Flowers Allover. By the way, this challenge actually runs for two weeks to cover some of the summertime, so there is little extra time for everyone to join in.
As I was looking through my floral stamps, I decided this one from Just for Fun Rubber Stamps would be the perfect choice for the theme. It's one I've had for several years, received as part of my Design Team package from Just For Fun. (I no longer design for them but still have all of the stamps because I find them quite unique and beautiful. Unfortunately as I tried linking to their store, I'm getting an error message and it looks like their blog hasn't been updated since last year.....
For this card I decided to do the chalkboard technique, meaning I heat embossed the image using versamark ink and white embossing powder on black card stock. Then used my Faber Castell pencils to add some color to the flowers. I ran a white craft ink pad along the edges to make them look chalky. The sentiment is another oldie, from a chalkboard sentiment set by Whimsy Stamps and no longer available. It's all one sentiment but I cut it to use separate on the card. The word birthday has been adhered with foam tape over a strip of silk ribbon.
Today would have also been the day to share a mid-month reminder card for Penny Black and More challenge. But since my husband is home on vacation I didn't make anything. Travel plans were cancelled but we decided to do some minor updates around the house so not a lot of time in the craft room.
Anyway, there is still plenty of time to join us there for your chance to win one of the prizes. As a reminder the Penny Black and More theme is: In the Garden.
Thanks again for visiting!!
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Flowers have the power of diminishing problems and absorbing the mind and are always beautiful to behold. Bring joy and colour into your homes!ReplyDelete
Kevin || londonflowerschool.com
Gorgeous card! Love this techniqueReplyDelete
Have a great day!
Fabulous creation Ellie.ReplyDelete
Stunning card Ellie, looks fab on black, xxxxReplyDelete
Wow. I just love it. Great job, Ellie.ReplyDelete
This is a lovely card. I have not heard of that stamp company before. It looks stunning on the black card. Hugs Mrs A.ReplyDelete
This is just gorgeous! LOVING those flowers!ReplyDelete
What a lovely technique and a stunning result!ReplyDelete
Stunning card Ellie, love the use of the black and the white embossing and the colour shows up perfectly against the black.ReplyDelete
it's such a pretty card! I like the white on the black and the flowers are so colourful! :)ReplyDelete
Hope that you are having a great weekend :) We had our first birthday party yesterday after the relaxed restrictions and it was so much fun!
Away From Blue
Striking fabulous flowers, gorgeous card ;-))mReplyDelete
What a stunning card Ellie - love the technique you have used to showcase this fabulous stampReplyDelete
I really like this effect; I have never tried this technique. But I will be soon. Pinned.ReplyDelete
Such a pretty effect onto the black Ellie.ReplyDelete
This technique makes for a stunning card, it looks amazing.ReplyDelete
What a beautiful design, very summery.ReplyDelete
Have a great weekend!
Such a unique card! Love this chalkboard look.ReplyDelete
This card looks so effective. I have never tried this technique, so will have to have a go.ReplyDelete
hugs sally x