Friday, May 24, 2013

Friends with Flair!

Keeping up with Unity on Facebook is pretty much an invitation to shop every weekend...eek! I just placed my second order in less than a month - those itty bittys jump right into the cart.

So, when I saw this edition of the {be inspired} challenge, that card sketch jumped right out at me because I'd just bought this nifty graduation stamp and I knew it would be perfect. I mean look, the sketch is covered with grad stuff!

When I got going, I decided to give the oh-so-hot chalkboard technique a go as well. I think I was a little too uniform in my ink sponging, but whatever, It was my first try, and I still lurve it:

Supplies: Colorbox White Frost pigment ink; Stampendous white EP; UNITY diploma cap & gown stamp; We R Memory Keepers washi tape; Wplus9 banner die; brads from stash

To help the chalkboard frame stand out a little more, I matted it with another piece of black cardstock. To make the flag, I carefully lined up thin washi tape on white cardstock so the pattern matched, and then die cut it. The graduated brads came about because it was too nekkid. And now I've used up those first three grey/white shades out of my neverending mini brad stash.

Annnnnnd, since it's been a long time since I played along with Friends with Flair, I saved this for today so I can pop in over there too {waves hello!}

xoxo,
Jessi


34 comments:

Angeline said...

love the chalkboard effect!

Barb Wagar said...

Nice Grad Card! I've been looking for ideas cuz my daughter is graduating. One of the better ones i've seen. My top 3!

Chris D. said...

I agree with what Barb Wagar said: this is one of the best grad cards I've seen! Jessi, you ROCKED this sketch challenge with the chalkboard effect! What a fabulous card!

Kris said...

Love your chalkboard effect. Very striking grad card.

Paula-Scrap Addict said...

love monochrome cards! very nice chalkboard

Annette said...

wow great take on the sketch..love your card..

Laurie said...

Love it! Classy, clean and cute too!

Gaylynn said...

I like how you made it with chalkboard technique. Turned out wonderful. Love that stamp!!! :)

jimlynn said...

Fantastic card for any graduate! Love the chalkboard technique too!
Lynn

Ruby said...

Lovely CAS card. I like the chalkboard effect.

Julie Odil said...

Great card. Looks like you rocked the chalkboard effect to me.

JPScraps said...

Great card using the chalkboard technique!

Linda said...

what very nice layout!

Maria Levine said...

What a wonderful graduation card! NICE JOB!

Lindsey said...

Your chalkboard panel looks great to me! Awesome card, and perfect in black and white. And a little bit of grey. ;)

Miwa said...

Fabulous card - love the idea and hey, I think I'm going to scraplift it! Thanks for the inspiration!

Martha said...

Jessi, what a LOVELY card!
Love how you used the chalkboard technique.

Noelle Reese said...

Very nice card! I have 2 more grad cards to make tonight!

Meredith Adolf said...

Graduations are done here...what a great card! The chalkboard technique looks nice.

Scrapper Myra said...

Love it too. Want to try that technique.

Kary said...

Beautiful card, Jessi!! Love the chalkboard technique - it's a great graduation card!!

Corrie said...

Love that stamp they are on my wishlist for sure

noscrappymojo said...

Very nice chalkboard effect!

walchowDesign said...

WOW! Love your chalkboard card, Jessi! Beautifully done!

Gwen said...

Your card is awesome and you did a greaaaattt job with the technique!

Darnell J Knauss said...

A dreamy gradulations card, Jessi! I think you did a t'rific job on the chalkboard technique, which I haven't even tried once yet. It scares me a little, so I find your card inspiring and tank you for that!!

Jenny said...

Your chalkboard looks just fine to me!! it suits the stamp perfectly. Washi tape is strange stuff... you never can tell how it will look when its on the roll!!
Jenny x

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Great grad cards! Love the first one.

Dana said...

Awesome card! I like your chalkboard, you can actually read it!! lol

lostinpaper said...

This technique is soo on my 'to try' list and I just haven't had the time lol. LOVE your card Jessi!

Jen W. said...

The chalkboard effect looks awesome! I haven't tried it yet but you've rocked it! And I love the ombre brads on the washi flag - you definitely cannot have a nekkid flag! LOL!

And as for those Itty Bittys - they are super sneaky about jumping into your cart. Gotta watch them closely...

Jen said...

I think it looks great! LOVE the sketch!

Michelle said...

This is a lovely card!

~Tammy~ said...

This is rockin cool! It's been forever since I have played along with FWF!

Love this!