Wednesday, March 20, 2013

IBS: Chalk Technique Blog Hop

Good morning-
I am so excited about today's hop and I hope that you are too!
There has been a new technique swarming around lately and I am so glad that Joanna picked it as this month challenge hop.  I love the look and have never tried it til now!!!
I knew right away which stamp set I wanted to play with. 
I pulled out the Pirates Stamp set, which is one of March's new release and went to work. 
Here is my sample card.
I took my anti-static pouch and rubbed it all over my black cardstock.
I then stamped my image with Versamark ink and embossed it with white embossing powder. 
I used a sketch from Deconstructed Jen, that worked great in showcasing this technique and stamp set. 
Once I trimmed the black cardstock, I outlined the edge with a white color pencil and  even drew birds around the boat.  Did you catch that? Had to distress the edges, add twine and a charm.  Very fitting.

Would you like to see more amazing inspirational cards?
You must check out what the rest of the team created.
Here is this weeks blog hop line up:

Details: Create a card/project using the Chalkboard technique
What is it: An event for our customers to share and create projects & cards using our Inspired by Stamping stamp sets and goodies. Plus, two of our randomly chosen winners will receive a $25 gift card to the Inspired by Stamping Store!
We are so excited to see all your creations…from our latest spooky ship from the pirates stamp set, to the gorgeous Iris from our Beautiful Iris set. Or even some great sentiments from Inspired by Stamping would work wonderfully with this technique! It will be a great time to share, create and hop around to all your beautiful blogs too!
Don’t have any Inspired by Stamping sets yet? That’s o.k. we invite you to join along in this challenge too!

Challenges I am entering this card into:
CMC #16
Crafty Creations Challenge #214



  1. Wow! Excellent card Nazeema. Of course it's got that shabby look I so love, so how could I not like it!!!

  2. Awesome - your distressing is perfect with this technique~

  3. Spectacular card! The banner mat is awesome and that ship is amazing! Thanks for playing at My Craft Spot!

  4. Fantastic layout, Nazeema! I like how this turned out.

  5. Great technique, lovely card . Thanks for joining us at Creative Card Crew with our Masculine challenge Hugs Tania xx (DT)

  6. Lovely card! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Card Mania! Good luck!

  7. So beautiful! I love your this card! Thanks for playing along with us at Card Mania Challendges.

  8. This is simply beautiful, what a cool effect of using a heat embossing! Thank you for joining us at Crafty Creations Challenges and hope to see you back again.
    Anna xxx
    P.S. I've got blogaversary candy on my blog, all you need to do is enter. I invite warmly.

  9. This is realy great and very elegant. So glad you shared with us this fortnight at Creative Card Crew! Hope to see you again soon!
    Hugs, Yvonne

  10. Perfect card, Calypso :) The spooky ship looks just like the Black Pearl ;)


    Hopping over to Joanna's blog.


  11. Love this image used for the chalkboard technique.