SSCB #27 – Chalkboard (+buttons)

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 Welcome to part two of the January challenge for  Serendipity Stamps!  We’re switching things up a bit in 2014…The challenges will now be MONTHLY so you have longer to play. The design team will still provide inspiration twice a month (every other Wednesday), but you will have the whole month to play along! The Serendipity Challenge this month is Buttons.  And for the Design Team, we’ve added the twist of using the chalkboard technique with the buttons.You can find all the details on how to play along with us at the Serendipity Stamps Challenge Blog. With each challenge we always have a gift certificate up for grabs to a random player. The sale of the week is Free Shipping on all continental US orders $10 and up, good through 1/22/14. 
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For my Sunny Chalkboard card,  I stamped the wonderful quote with white chalk ink onto black card stock. I used a white gel pen to highlight the frame and letter K then used a sponge and a very light touch to add some “chalk dust” to the background. The half sun image was stamped on white, colored with Copics and I trimmed around the rays to insert the chalkboard underneath. The black grid layer is a left over from a painted grid technique using white acrylic paint and drywall mesh. A few die cut buttons were stacked and added to the corner. The finished card is 5.50 x 4.25 and these are the Copics I used.

 Julie Warner -
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Jeanne Jachna
Marybeth Lopez
Miriam Napier
Pauline Pollington
Jenny Gropp
Vickie Zimmer
Julie Warner – you are here!

Karen Amidon
Anya Schrier

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Stamps: Serendipity Stamps – Button Corner, Half Sun, Face to the Sun
Paper: X-Press It white, black, Pebbles (Family Ties)
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black, Colobox frost white pigment
Accessories: Copic markers, Spellbinders rectangle dies, Memory Box button & scallop button dies, white acrylic paint & drywall mesh (for grid background)



7 Responses to SSCB #27 – Chalkboard (+buttons)

  1. Love seeing yellow this time of year. Beautiful card and love the buttons you made.

  2. Love the sun added to your sentiment!! Those “homemade” buttons are wonderful!! Fabulous card!!

  3. Julie, your chalkboard technique looks amazing! Love your added buttons and colors here! HUGS 🙂

  4. Avatar Karen Amidon
    Karen Amidon says:

    Great chalkboard technique. Love how you added the sun and the painted grid background is very cool!

  5. Love the sun with the chalkboard! You’ve done it again Julie!

  6. Gorgeous sunny card! Love it!

  7. Very nice done with the chalkboard technique…I like the colors that you chose. With all the snow we have been haveing in my area…I appreciate the sunny card! Smile