Thursday, November 12, 2015

And now for something a little different, board of black?!

Good morning, get me with an early post today!
A few jobs under my belt and kids ready to go, organised for work so I have a wee bit of time visit the land of blogs.
Thank you for your lovely comments yesterday, Lorraine in answer to your question, no worries, if you want to give me a mention I would be grateful.  x
Today the sun is out and it is a lovely crisp and clear morning, perfect for taking a couple of photographs.
I ended up walking away from the TV last night, The Apprentice brings out the demon in me.  You're right Carol agreeing with me, "where do they find these people!"  It does make me worry.  Still each to their own, the world would be a boring place if we all were the same.

I decided to be productive instead and have a go at a "blackboard" style card.  I have been admiring the style of card for a while and it has been on my to do list to give a go, I can now tick it off!

I have to say this is the perfect die for using my "Stick it" with, can you imagine the hassle of gluing this down without it?
The die is by Apple blossom and is Christmas chalkboard, it is not a die company I have bought from before.  I did need to use a shim to help get a good imprint but it only took a couple of runs through my die cutting machine.  I have used black bazzill paper and white SU ink to create the chalk effect background then layered on blue card.  To tie in the blue I have used matching gems and glitter to finish.
This is a totally different style to yesterday's card but still very much a CAS card.  At Christmas I tend to have to reign myself in from layering as sending a large quantity of cards last minute can tend to get quite expensive.  This is a flat card apart from the gems so shouldn't require extra postage.

That's all from me today, time to go and grab some breakfast before heading into work for another short shift.

Do you have better weather too today?  I guess it is the calm before the storm as I believe "Abigail" is heading our way tomorrow, just in time for the weekend.

Before I go don't forget to dig out your oldies for tomorrow and join me with a little look back over our crafting.
Have a lovely Thursday.


Barb said...

A great chalkboard card Erika. It's an interesting technique and very striking. Barbxx

Lau W said...

Oh love this card, superb style !
yes the weather here is better than yours héhé ! So strange november...
But tomorrow, rain and wiiind, oh hate the wind !!!
Have a nice day !

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Your chalkboard card looks super Erika, beautifully CAS and very striking. I bought this die a few weeks ago and cut it in gold mirri card but used a spray adhesive as it was so finely detailed. That's another inspirational post from you today that I might have to 'borrow' :)
See you tomorrow.

cuilliesocks said...

Beautiful card Erika, love the chalkboard style it's so effective.
Pelting down and blowing a hooley here just now, batten down the hatches!!, Kate x

Patricia said...

Brilliant card Erika, love that effect.
Abigail is making herself felt here!!
Patricia xx

Carol said...

Your chalkboard card looks fab Erika...and given me an idea for some of my male cards needed before we go off to New Zealand (thanks for that!). Carol x