Tonight I'm sharing a card a work colleague asked me to make to mark her husband's retirement from his job with the Forestry Commission. She wanted something that reflected his work so I had to get my thinking cap on. I had rediscovered these Craft Asylum papers not long before and made them my starting point, I then remembered about these die cut trees a friend had given me ages ago that I knew would come in useful at some point then all I needed to think about was the personalisation and as it was a male card just a wee bit of embellishment but nothing over the top.
I've been wanting to make a chalkboard effect card for some time. Well I have made some before but using black card and rubber stamps with versamark ink and matte white embossing powder but this time I had to go for a different tactic as it had to be personalised. I searched good old Google for ideas and eventually found a good tutorial which you can find here. It did take a fair amount of time but I think once you have a better idea what you're doing you could speed things up a bit. I'm pretty happy with how it turned out but I think with a bit more time I could have prabably improved on it. By the way I also downloaded a couple of new fonts from Dafont to use for the chalkboard.
Papers - Craft Asylum, Into The Woods
Xcut Square Parenthesis nesting dies
Tree die - from stash unknown brand
Button & twine from stash
Thanks for stopping by. That's about all from me tonight, bed is calling!
I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges: