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Tuesday, October 8, 2013

IBS New Release - Chalkboard Birthday


Today is Day Three of our showcased projects featuring the stamp sets celebrating the 2nd birthday of Inspired By Stamping, and our featured stamp set is Chalkboard Birthday.  I don't know about you but I LOVE the chalkboard technique, and this set lends itself perfectly to it.

Actually, the main frame image comes from the set A Lovely Birthday which will be showcased tomorrow (more mixing and matching!), but the rest of the elements come from today's featured set, and there are a LOT of elements in this set - 28, to be exact.  28 ways to maximize the impact on your paper projects.  (You've seen some of the other elements in the cards featured earlier in the release).

One of the things I love about this set is that there are a number of sentiments you can make with it.  This one is comprised of three stamps, not just one, increasing the versatility quotient exponentially.  Huh?  OK, you can make a lot of custom sentiments with this set.  And they fit PERFECTLY inside the frame.

I heat embossed everything with white embossing powder and rubbed a bit of white pigment ink onto the cardstock for that famous chalkboard effect.  This is the kind of card that, for me, goes together in a flash but still looks good.  I especially love this because I'm normally the biggest slowpoke when it comes to making cards, so if I can make one in under three hours, I consider it a big deal.  (Yes, it usually takes me at least 3 hours to make an average card.  I told you I'm slow.)

I got a little carried away on the inside as well as the outside with these cute stamps.  See what I mean about customizing the sentiments?  There are four stamps used here, plus the arrows.

Thank you so much for joining me today, and don't forget to check out how the rest of the talented Design Team interpreted this fun set!

Chalkboard Birthday

Joanna - Owner

A few useful bits of Birthday Bash Information (check out the freebie and discounts!)...

  • Today starts the Chalkboard Challenge - details are on Joanna's blog!
  • All sets will be available for purchase on October 10th, 7 p.m. Brisbane time (5 a.m. Eastern Standard Time) in the IBS store.
  • Free shipping on all orders over $25 for 48 hours only -- September 10th, 7 p.m. Brisbane time to September 12th, 7 pm Brisbane time (5 a.m. Eastern Standard Time) -- coupon code is Birthday
  • All stamp sets will be offered at a 10% discount
  • Purchase $50 of product and receive Vintage Happy Birthday FREE for the entire month of October (no code needed).
  • Take 30% off all Birthday stamp sets ---coupon code is IBSBIRTHDAY
  • All ribbon and flowers marked down 25% - 50%, no coupon required
  • Dies are on sale - 25% off
  • 1 winner each day will receive the entire Birthday Bash Release, including all stamp sets, paper, printables and frames! Just leave a comment at owner Joanna Munster's blog each day for your chance to win. Each winner will be randomly selected and announced on the Winner's Page on October 12.  (Only one comment per person, please)
Happy crafting!


Leah said...

Gorgeous Shea! Love the frame with the sentiments! Will have to remember that;)

Kristie Goulet said...

Great card, Shea! Love the chalkboard technique and you have mastered it. Love your stamping on the inside too.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Awesome use of the technique!!

Rose said...


~ Kendra ~ said...

Great job with the chalkboard technique! Lovely card inside and out!! Love the added bling!!