I stamped the sentiment using VersaMark ink and heat embossed in white onto some Core'dinations cardstock. I added some subtle pastel color to the embossing using blending chalks. The outlines and ruled lines I added with a white pencil, I also rubbed the edges and surface with a white pigment ink pad to achieve the chalkboard effect.
Cardstock is from the Adirondack Collection from Core'dinations and I embossed the turquoise cardstock using Embossalicious Petite Dot from Crafter's Companion. The Caribbean Twine is from SRM Stickers.
On my second card I used the new Chalkboard Birthday stamp set and the flower stamp from Side by Side. Cardstock is from Core Essentials Cardstock Brights and I lightly sanded the edges and surface using the Sand-It Gadget. The turquoise cardstock is embossed using the Chevron Ebossalicious embossing folder from Crafter's Companion.
If you haven't tried the chalkboard effect yet this stamp set is the perfect place to start, all the work is done for you.
Next up on the hop is the talented Deborah Nolan, you can visit The Craft's Meow blog to see the full list of participants today.
There's a chance to WIN all 5 new stamp sets by leaving a comment on each of the designer's blogs by 9:00pm Thursday May 23rd. Good luck! Enjoy the rest of the hop!