Happy Mother’s Day! I usually manage to post something about Mother’s Day before the actual day but not this time.
I had several ideas for a Mother’s Day card. I’m not going to mention the other ones because I may use one next year.
I found this pretty “Hope Chest” 6×6 paper pack by Josephine Kimberling and decided to go with the idea of a Chalkboard card and use this paper. I really like the colors and designs.
Handwritten sentiments on chalkboard backgrounds have been a popular trend for a while. I thought the black and white would balance the sweetness of the pretty paper collection.
To start, I dug out various white pens, pencils, crayons and even water color and made a sample of each on black card stock. My greeting would be the “chalkboard” part of the card.
Then I looked through my rubber stamps and found a cute oval frame. I stamped it on black paper using VersaMark ink followed by white embossing powder. The rest is hand lettered.
I embellished the greeting with some flowers and flourishes and some ruled lines. Most of the white is done with the uni-ball Signo pen and the DecoColor pen but I also used the white Prismacolor pencil. Some details were filled in with colored Prismacolor pencils as well.
I glued the black card stock with the greeting onto a piece of printed turquoise paper and used wavy scissors to cut around the the edge. Coral-rose card stock is the base card and I picked out some washi tape and a pink doily. I cut out flowers from the Hope Chest paper and was ready to assemble the card.
The inspiration for the card layout was right on the back cover of the 6×6 paper pack. I didn’t have all the same elements, but a very similar finished product. I started with strips of washi tape.
More washi for a border. I know must of this was eventually covered up, but some of it still shows.
Then I started layering on the doily and the flowers. The last ones were adhered with foam dots for some depth. A stick-on pearl was the final embellishment.
I’d cut out more flowers than would fit on the card, so used one on the envelope.
The inside of the card has less detail, but follows the same pattern with a chalkboard greeting, some washi tape and some flowers.
As usual, I finished it off with my little combined “df” on the back and, in this case, a white embossed flower.
I think it is important to sign your creations.
I’m pleased with this Chalkboard Mother’s Day Card and I think you’ll see more chalkboard designs in the future.
I’m also really happy that at the age of 54, my mom still puts my artwork up on her fridge!
Thanks, Mom! I love you.
Thanks you for stopping by.