Thursday, September 5, 2013

Anniversary Card

It's two weeks until my 4th wedding anniversary and I have my card done. I usually wait until the last minute, but not this year! 

Right now, chalkboard art is very "hot" in the crafting world. Today on the Silhouette Blog they showcased a sketch and a card made with a chalk art print and cut. I followed this video tutorial showing how to make the print and cut file for the Silhouette. After I cut the shape I rubbed the cardstock with a piece of chalk then rubbed it off with a paper towel. I made my card according to the sketch. I love all the layers! All the patterned paper is from the Basic Grey Fact & Fiction line. I used the coordinating tape strips and  flag as embellishments. The leaves are from the dollar bin at Michael's and I think the flower is Prima. (It was loose in the flower bin, so I'm not sure.) Since the card is for my husband, I tried not to make it to frilly, but I had to get a flower on there somewhere. 

I love using a paper pad that has coordinating embellishments. All the matching is done for me and I don't have to worry about whether or not the patterns and colors go together.

I really enjoyed this chalkboard technique. I think I'm going to need to make a few more cards with the technique. Have you tried chalkboard art? Leave me a link so I can check it out!


  1. wonderful card! very trendy and full of interest & texture! love it......

  2. Amazing chalkboard Anniversary card! I watched that Silhouette Blog video, and you were inspired, but your card is really awesome. Nice job, and Happy Anniversary, and many more to come!