I made 2 cards for the JUGS Just Us Girls Challenge this week. The challenge this week is to use the chalkboard technique. Stamp your image in white ink, and then apply your chalks. For those of you who have never tried this, the chalk will stick to your white ink. I am so glad they suggested this challenge! I chose to stamp this on some vellum I bought at JoAnns. I colored it in with my Stampin Up chalks and then I used the eraser to clean it up. I hardly ever use my Stampin Up chalks and I have never used the Eraser that comes with it. I am so glad I gave it a try with this technique. The eraser really cleans up the chalk residue that does not rub off, and I also used it to do some shading.
See the really neat embossing? I was so fortunate to win those Cuttlebug folders along with a whole lot more from the JUGS challenge site last week! Thank's to Mona from from Cupcake Creations, she sponsored the wonderful Blog Candy. She has an interesting blog with beautiful creations, you must stop by. There were 3 Cuttlebug folders, 4 really cool stamps, wonderful ornament gift tags she made (they are gorgeous) and a beautiful gift box she made with heat embossed snowflakes on it. My daughter has already informed me I should put a gift card for her in the gift box. I have a picture of all the goodies I received above. I also want to thank Sandi from Paper Trail for the wonderful idea of using a double frame. I saw a card on her blog where she used a double frame and I loved it, so I had to scraplift it! I used the Spellbinders Labels 8 to make my frames. I strongly suggest you use my links to stop by all of these sites, they all have so much to offer! Thanks for looking. ~Diane