Saturday, July 6, 2013

Love the Here and Now!

Hi everyone,

It’s challenge time with the “Crazies” over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog.  Being a brand new month it is time to introduce our challenge hostess for the month of July which is Andrea Murdock.

For our challenge this week Andrea has told us to Let’s get Wordy! Use a sentiment as the main focus of your card

For my card today I am using MFT Stamps Chalkboard Greetings stamp set. I stamped the sentiment onto Black card stock using versamark ink and then embossed it using white embossing powder. On either side of the sentiment I used the MPD Delicate Doily stencil and White Brilliance ink to add some decoration. I also sponged on a little white ink and then spritz the black card with MIX-ables Steel Shimmer Mist (that is the specks you might be able to see in the image above …  it isn’t white embossing powder it’s the shimmer which the camera picked up a little.)

For the inside of my card I have stamped another of the sentiments from the Chalkboard Greetings stamp set. At the bottom of the card I have used the Washi Patterns stamp set and Die-namics Washi Tape.

Don't forget to check out the rest of the “Crazies” cards over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog and also their individual blogs for more details.

Stamps: Chalkboard Greetings; Washi Patterns – MFT Stamps
Paper: Kraft; Black Licorice – MFT Stamps; Kraft Funday Everyday DP – My Mind’s Eye
Die-namics: Circle Stax 1 & 2; Fishtail Flags Stax; Washi Tape – MFT Stamps
Other: Black Licorice Ink; Versamark Ink; White Embossing Powder; White Brilliance Ink; Kraft Button (MFT); Mix-ables Steel Shimmer Mist (MFT); Hemp Cord (MFT); MPD Delicate Doily Stencil (MFT); Foam Tape



  1. Beautiful card! Thank you for having me this month as GDT!

  2. Love your card!Very Pretty!!!Great sentiment!!!

  3. great sentiment stamps! Love this card!

  4. Really liking both of your sentiments immensely and the way you used them.

  5. Love the chalkboard greeting! Beautiful card!

  6. love the mix of dps...fab texture and layout too....great masc. card

  7. I love Kraft and black! This is fabulous, Frances!

  8. Great card, really like this sentiment and the inside one!

  9. Love Love the chalkboard effect! This is wonderful with the krafty colors and patterns! Great card, Francis!

  10. ohhh I have that paper I think, this is awesome! perfect with that technique!

  11. BEAUTIFUL!!! Love the chalkboard look and the sentiments are awesome too!!! Hugs ~S~


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