Friday, 30 May 2014

Chalkboard cards and AAA card challenge

Hi everyone.

Second post for the day!
This time I'm taking part in the challenge on the new AAA cards Blog.

This is the card I'm entering into the challenge:


I heat-embossed my sentiment in white and used a Dew Drop Brilliance Platinum Planet inkpad to do the chalkboard effect.  In the photo it looks much whiter than IRL.  Tried to photograph it looking better, but it kept on shining very white, so I had to settle for these photo's.
Matted my chalkboard on a craft base and adhered to the card front on pop dots.  Daisies cut with the 'Flower Trio & Leaf Trio' dies from MFT.   Leaf stamp and die, as well as the 'Pennant Trim' die, from Verve. 
Added my usual black rhinestones to round it off.
Afrikaans sentiment saying:  'Thank you very much'
I had so much fun making my card for the challenge I made two more chalkboard cards:

Flower stamp and die from the 'Joyful Blooms' set by Verve.  Used two bg stamps from Glitz on my chalkboard.  Added some silver rhinestones for a finishing touch.
Again my chalkboard looks terribly white in the photo.
And my third card:


Used a piece of dp by SimpleStories as a bg.  Leaf stamp from a local craft shop.  Painted my leafs with crackle paint for a interesting finish.    Added a twine bow and black rhinestones to finish it off.

I'm going to keep these cards till the end of the school year in December to give to the kids' teachers.

Thanks for spending time visiting me.  I always appreciate your visits and comments.

Have a lovely day and hope to see you again soon!

Kind regards.


Victoria Lavender said...

Those are lovely! And what a magnificent view. Thanks so much for sharing them with us at AAA Cards. We're moving to Sunday's this week coming, really looking forward to seeing you there also. Please take a look at my CAS Challenge list at "" there are 2 more challenges you'll fit into there. Cheers, Victoria

Hannelie said...

Petra jys n ster!
Dis 3 pragtige kaartjies! Jy het die tegniek vervolmaak!
Baie baie dankie dat jy met ons by AAA Cards gedeel het!

Jane said...

A trio of lovely cards! I like making sets of three too. Glad you enjoyed creating for our challenge. Hope to see you at AAA Cards again next week.

sweet art designs said...

Love all three, but the first is my favorite. Love your use of the banner

Angela said...

All three cards are marvelous, Petra! You are an expert with the chalkboard technique and we are lucky to have one in the challenge gallery. Thank you for joining us at AAA Cards and please come back!

Anita in France said...

Wow, you rock this technique, Petra ... these are all fabulous! I've never made a successful chalkboard card (lots of unsuccessful ones have hit the paper bin!) ... but am still trying! Thanks for the inspiration! Anita :)

Linda Beeson said...

Wowie, every one of your cards are wonderful! What a great use of the AAA Cards challenge, so glad you played along

Amelia Breytenbach said...

Pragtig Petra, ideaal vir die leerkragte. Ek het nog altyd hierdie tegniek bewonder maar nog nooit self probeer nie. Al jou versierings daarmee saam is lieflik.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Well you can tell you liked this fun technique! All three cards are awesome~ I just love how they all look so realistic [as chalkboards] I'm joining this team next week so I hope you continue to play :)

Betty Wright said...

LOVE how you did the chalkboard look with all of these. The look is amazing!

Karen B said...

Three fabulous cards Petra - your chalkboards really do look like the real thing! Amazing - and love all the different backgrounds.


Karen xxx

Angie said...

Oh Petra! These are wonderful!!!! Absolutely love your blackboards!!!! They are a huge hit with me! I love banners of any kind so I am all about the first one! LOVE the angled look on the second and hope to play with that look myself soon! Wonderful twine bow on your last one! Fabulous all three!

Geri said...

Amazing chalkboard creations! I marvel at your never ending talent of creating perfectly balanced projects! Every detail always "totally works"! You've definitely been blessed with some amazing artistic ability...and I'm so glad that you share it with us because I am inspired at every visit!

Three stunning cards - lucky teachers!

Mona Pendleton said...

Stunning card Petra! Love the chalkboard technique!

MaryH said...

Some stunners here, Petra. I love the way you've achieved the chalkboard look with the Platinum ink pad. I've seen that used before but never thought about working it into the chalkboard look. Your cards are each one so very special, and I'm loving the look you got and all the pretty trims. Thanks for your recent visits too! Hugs

Darnell J Knauss said...

Petra, all your chalkboard cards are so fantastic!! You have such a great eye for design!! Hugs, Darnell

MaryH said...

Hi Petra, thanks for all your recent visits & sweet comments. Glad you are back in the card craft again, but it's always good to refresh yourself and do another hobby that you enjoy. You've bounced back with a set of absolutely stunning chalkboard cards. Each one is a beauty, and your design eye is impeccable. The flowers & trims on each one is just perfect with that particular card. I'm always amazed at the beautiful view in the lucky you are to enjoy that scenery each day. Thought your photographs looked just well done on each card. I really enjoyed seeing each one, and that brilliance technique to create your chalkboard background is wonderful. TFS & many Hugs. Happy Sunday.

Desire Fourie said...

'n Pragtige reeks kaartjies. Mal oor die wit en swart en natuurlik George Piek in die agtergrond. Ons gunsteling en mooiste deel van Suid-Afrika om te besoek is George/Knysna/Tsitsikamma en Stormsriviermond. Ons het ook al, al die 5+dag staproetes in die omgewing gedoen. Asook George Piek 'n paar keer uitgeklim. Baie dankie vir die inloer aan my kant. Sien uit na jou volgende skepping.
Mooi bly
Desíre {Doing Life}