I have been on vacation for a few weeks and have missed blogging! I thought I may have time to write a few blog posts from the road, but after driving 5 – 8 hours almost every day, I was pretty exhausted and did not have any blogging opportunities.
Before I left, I made this birthday card for a special friend of mine. I wanted to experiment with my Pebbles I Kan’Dee pastel chalk, so I used the “Happy Birthday” stamps from Stampin’ Up! and the “Sonoma Print” stamp from Memory Box with my VersaMark watermark stamp pad. Then, I used the chalk and the applicator (an alligator jaw on a stick that grabs tiny pom-poms used to dab at the chalk) to add layers of soft color onto my ordinary cream card stock paper. I dabbed color at the edges of the torn paper and used foamy double-stick tape to make the main image stand out. I added brad buttons from The Paper Studio (I can only find them at Hobby Lobby stores, which are everywhere but where I live) and smudged chalk ink on the edges of the green card. My birthday sentiment was off-center, so I drew a heart with glue and dropped some Flower Soft onto it.
If you have craft chalk and are considering experimenting with them, go for it! I was pleased with the soft effect that the chalk added to this feminine birthday card. Thanks for reading my blog! 🙂