Wednesday, March 6, 2013

The Chalkboard

The  old chalkboard  on a wooden stand was part of the useful classroom decor of a former colleague. Even though she  had a white board and a smart board in her room, she continued to  also use the chalkboard  until she retired last year. When Marcia, another teacher in the department, transferred to the school where I tutor, she brought the chalkboard with her and frequently uses it.  So I thought it appropriate that I use the trendy chalkboard technique for Marcia's birthday card.

 I used stamps from three Crafty Secrets sets : Sweet Kids, Frame It, and French Mail for the vintage  "chalkboard". Roses from PTI's The Sweet Life add a touch of color in the corner.

Sweet birthday wishes for a wonderful teacher.

I'm linking this to Crafty Secrets March Linky Party. Be sure to check out the other participants and the wonderful new Crafty Secrets digital stamps.

Stamps:Sweet Kids, Frame It, French Mail (Crafty Secrets); Sweet Life (PTI)
Ink: Berry Sorbert, Pure Poppy (PTI);  Versamark (Tsukineko)
Paper: Rustic Cream, Sweet Blush, Ocean Tides (PTI); Lost and Found-Market Street (My Mind's Eye)
Other: White Filigree Embossing Powder, scalloped border punch (Fiskars), Faux Crochet Border die (My Favorite Things)


  1. The embossing on the Ocean Tides is great Cammie. I am sure Marcia will love it.

  2. Wow - Cammie I love the way you used these stamps with the chalkboard style effect, it looks fabulous!
    Thanks for playing and posting in our March Linky Party!

  3. Wow! Absolutely fabulous card!! Love the chalkboard look and you rocked it!! :)

    Thank you so much for joining us for the Crafty Secrets March Linky Party!


  4. Sweet card, and I love the vintage text.

  5. What a wonderful story and fabulous creation Cammie! Thanks so much for playing along in our March Linky Party!

    Crafty Secrets DT

  6. Great card - It does look like a chalkboard, so cool.

  7. What a great technique! You make it look effortless. BEAUTIFUL!
    Thanks for joining our Linky Party:)

  8. What an elegant chalk board. Love the pink and white stripes too. Great story about the inspiration for your card Cammie.


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