This is my swap card for a New Catalog Swap I did with several demonstrators on Splitcoast Stampers website. The only requirement was to use a new set from the Spring/Summer catalog. I chose the set Wonderful Watercolors and did the Chalkboard Technique.
For Chalkboarding, it's easiest to use a 2 step stamp set, such as this Wonderful Watercolors set where there is a base stamp and then a detail stamp for each image. I stamped the base stamp of this flower and stem in Whisper White Craft Ink onto Elegant Eggplant card stock. Then using a Sponge Dauber, I tapped Pastels onto the wet craft ink. I used Summer Sun and Mellow Moss for the my flowers. When I was done adding the color with Pastels, I stamped the detail image of this flower and stem in Whisper White Craft Ink over it. I used a Stamp-A-Ma-Jig with this set, but I don't always use one. Finally, I used my SAMJ to stamp the sentiment from Wonderful Watercolors 'thinking of you' in Whisper White Craft Ink and set the pieces aside to dry.
I used the Mojo Monday Week 74 sketch for my card - I really like working from a sketch for stamping cards or scrapbooking. I used narrow strips of the Elegant Eggplant card stock on the Sage Shadow card stock base. Then cut a thin mat of Apricot Appeal card stock and used the Eyelet Border Punch along the bottom. For the corner of my main image, I snipped a tiny bit off with my Paper Snips and then fit that flat edge into the Eyelet Border Punch to create an interesting rounded corner. Then I knotted a piece of the new White Organza Ribbon and wrapped it around the the main image and mat, just below the rounded corner. I adhered this to the card front with Stampin' Dimensionals.
The swap card is a card front only, but for my finished card, I added a piece of the Apricot Appeal for a lining and a narrow strip of Eyelet Border Punch Elegant Eggplant with a small flower from Wonderful Watercolors stamped in Elegant Eggplant ink. The swaps are postal and I can't wait to see everyone else's cards!
Stamps: Wonderful Watercolor
Cardstock: Sage Shadow, Apricot Appeal, Elegant Eggplant
Ink: Whisper White Craft, Elegant Eggplant
Accessories: White Organza Ribbon, Eyelet Border Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals