Happy New Year!!
We stayed home and dined on lobster & sushi - a bit eclectic maybe, but everyone here was happy. Sadly, my dear son declared he isn't going to have children so he can afford lobster every day. I am hoping he will see it doesn't need to be an either/or decision and that there could be room for both lobster and children in his future LOL.
I had a pretty good "to do" list yesterday, but ignored it for a while when I saw the Make it Monday post on Capture the Moment. Betsy Veldman demonstrated her Chalkboard Technique and I just had to give it a try.
My first couple of attempts at this technique involved way too much masking & stamping and embossing powder was ending up where it wasn't supposed to, so I decided to take it down a notch and try at least get one card I could use.
There will be no close ups of the sentiment panel because there is still too many stray dots of embossing powder, but at least I have a card one of the dear children can use for a friend.
I stamped the banner first, using my Banner Builder stamp set, and heat embossed this before masking and stamping the "celebrating your" above it. I really found I needed to heat emboss as I went along or risk spreading embossing powder everywhere.
The sentiment stamps are both from Movers and Shakers sentiments and the candle is from Birthday Bash sentiments.
A few Prisma pencils are used to color in the banner and draw a line around the panel.
In the end, I really enjoyed the technique and plan on playing with it a bit more.
Thanks for stopping by,