The Craft's Meow July Release Blog Hop

Sunday, July 21, 2013


Welcome to The Craft's Meow July release blog hop. All 5 new sets are now available in The Craft's Meow store. You should have arrived here from Amy's blog. On my card today I used stamps from the new Vintage Baby stamp set. I love the chalkboard look and the sentiments in this set really lend themselves to this trend.


I stamped the sentiment using VersaMark ink onto some black cardstock and heat embossed in white. Then I rubbed the surface randomly with a white pigment ink pad. I also added some white "chalk" lines using a white coloring pencil. I like to add a bit of color so I used some blending chalks over some of the text for a subtle touch of color.


I used an argyle embossing folder on the background and some Core'dinations cardstock. Next up on the hop is Deborah! You have the chance to WIN all 5 new stamp sets by leaving a comment on the DT's blogs and on the TCM blog, the deadline to comment is 8pm PDT Tuesday July 23rd. Enjoy the rest of the hop! : )


37 comments

  1. So pretty Clare and love the chalkboard technique...perfect design :)

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  2. Absolutely adorable! Love your color scheme with chalkboard look :)

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  3. I love your card. Your color combo is wonderful. TFS.
    D~
    http://designsbydragonfly.blogspot.com

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  4. lovely colors! love the chalkboard feel ~

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  5. Fantastic card. Love the chalkboard effect and how you used the white pencil.

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  6. Pretty card - love the way you used the chalkboard technique. Some of my teachers did use colored chalk to highlight important topics on the blackboard!

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  7. This is gorgeous! Love the chalkboard (-:

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  8. So pretty and love the chalkboard technique.

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  9. Such an AWESOME card!! Love the colors! :)

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  10. What a pretty card! Perfect for welcoming a baby...

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  11. love the chalkboard technique on the main panel. Lovely colors too. TFS

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  12. I love this Vintage Baby set and your card is pretty with it!!
    <3 J

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  13. Neat card! Love the colors and the neat chalkboard effect. Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

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  14. Makes me wish I knew someone with a new born. Great

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  15. Wow this is STUNNING! I've seen chalkboard techniques a lot, but this one really stands above the crowd - I think it's the swiping of colored chalk onto some of the text. I'll have to try that!

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  16. Gorgeous! This set is my favorite of the new release.

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  17. Such a great combination of papers and love the chalkboard effect with your sentiment :)

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  18. What a sweet card, love the colors.

    Hugs, Jenn

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  19. How adorable this is! I love the chalkboard sentiment and the way you colored it!

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  20. What a great idea to color in some of the chalkboard letters to add interest! This is such a pretty card!

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  21. Wow what a great way to showcase that new chalkboard trend!

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  22. Gorgeous card! I love love it! Have a great day!

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  23. Beautiful card! I love the bright colors!

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  24. Great idea adding that touch of color to the sentiment. Beautiful card.

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  25. Oh my! What a gorgeous card!

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  26. Your sentiment is fun and I like how it does look like a chalkboard. I like that you added color and made it look more like chalk. Thanks for telling how! Nice card and I like the stamp.
    quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com

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  27. I love the colors you chose to highlight that chalkboard stamp! Love it!

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  28. ADORABLE project! Love the chalkboard look you created!

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  29. I agree with you that these sentiments are perfect for the chalkboard effect. What a lovely card creation! Thanks for sharing with us!

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  30. Great card! Like the layering and love the chalk design lettering.

    marg0006 at Verizon dot net

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