Wednesday, August 21, 2013

You Are My Favorite Thought - Fusion #15 and a Free Chalkboard Digi Sentiment

It's time for another Fusion Card Challenge and when I first saw the inspiration photo I knew that I wanted to incorporate the chalkboard look. The chalkboard technique is a a very hot trend and you can find lots of tutorials on the web if you've haven't already given it a try. I have tried it several times and after a couple of attempts was happy with the results but I started thinking that there were probably a lot of people who liked the look but who might not have the supplies, the patience (heat embossing is almost always a 'hit or miss' proposition for me) or even the right stamps. One thing led to another and I decided I could create the look in a digi, which is what I ultimately used to make my card.



I printed this digi on bright white card stock on my very basic Epson inkjet printer and I am offering it here today for your personal use. I hope you enjoy it.



Just remember that you may use my freebies in any of your personal crafting projects but if you'd like to share it with others I ask that you post a link back to this post so that they can come and download it and see this usage policy. Please do not sell it in any form, pin it, repost it or claim it as your own. If you want to pin my card, please do and then you will always be able to find your way back to the digi when your ready to use it. Just click on it and then use the 'download linked file' or 'save as' command to save it to your computer. 



I ultimately decided to go with a Fusion of both the image and the sketch but you are allowed to use one or the other, or both in your design, so it's really three options rolled into one challenge. If you haven't played along yet in the Fusion Challenges I highly recommend checking them out. I think it's one of the very best challenge blogs around.

Happy Crafting!
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SUPPLIES USED: 
STAMPS: Chalkboard Digi Sentiment, Watercolor Garden(Stampin Up - Retired)
INKS: Gumdrop Green,Grape Jelly (MFT), Chestnut Roan (Colorbox) - Distressing
PAPER: Recollections Solids (Michael's), World Traveler (Teresa Collins), Scraps
DIES: Fishtail Flag Stax (MFT)
OTHER: Woodgrain Embossing Folder (Paper Studio), Jute 
BASICS: Click HERE to check out my crafting tool bag.

22 comments:

Linda said...

Thanks for sharing this image. Cannot wait to use. Great card...the twine is the perfect touch!

Kelly Griglione said...

Hahaha, I was wondering where you found a stamp that filled the space so perfectly! They really just don't make stamps that work too well with this technique. This is just perfect, Paula. So glad to see you in the Fusion challenge!

Kathy S said...

Thanks for sharing Paula! Card looks great.

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

Wonderful take on the Fusion challenge ... got all the elements! A great digi sentiment!

Pat Kinkaid said...

Love this digi, Thanks for sharing.

Lee Mae said...

Thanks, Paula! It's just perfect!

Carol L said...

Thanks for that great chalkboard freebie! I haven't tried that technique yet, but I love your card! That earthy twine is the perfect finishing touch to this beauty!!

Katie Ann Brooks said...

Way to hit the nail on the head with this fabulous card!

SusanS said...

I am not a huge fan of the chalkboard style, but I LOVE your card and digi! Thank you!

Donna said...

Thanks for sharing this! I'm sure it will look great on lots of types of cards!

Suze said...

You're right Paula. Some of us don't have the equipment or the knowledge to produce something like this. Thank you very much for making this a digi - I appreciate the time you put into it. Hugs, Suze

Anne Slattery said...

Stunning!

Lynne said...

I love this card - the chalkboard effect and the sentiment!

Laura Jane said...

BEAUTIFUL card..thanks for the printable

Trish said...

Thanks so much Paula for this great digi and card inspiration. Your card is BEAUTIFUL!I am encouraged to hear that you did not need a complex printer to get such good results.

Trish said...

I just subscribed to your blog after seeing this beautiful card and then saw 12,000+ cards for OWH! Wow. Thanks for your generous spirit and this beautiful digi

Diana said...

thank u 4 sharing.

gogogonz said...

Wonderful piece to play with. You are an inspiration.

Laura W said...

Thank you, I really like this :)

Karen said...

I like this one very much. Thanks for sharing it with us.

txexperiment said...

This is great. It's hard to get white images on black backgrounds, digitally and you've taken the hard out of it for us. Thanks!

Robin said...

I've just discovered these chalkboard images and I love your sentiment. Thanks so much.

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