This month, Papertrey Ink's blog hop is inspired by this image:
So I wanted to incorporate the chalkboard look and the frame in some way and this is what I came up with:
I decided the chalkboard look isn't something I'm very good at but maybe worth a try now and again.
I started with black cardstock and embossed the scale from A Second Helping of Sunshine stamp set and the words "bundle of joy" from Mega Mixed Messages. The primary school paper lines came from Desktop Designs and the swirly corners from Half and Half to create a wreath-type effect. These were stamped with white ink and not embossed. I used a pale blue colored pencil on the swirls and matted the piece on Spring Rain cardstock to match. I added the height and weight with stamps from another company and, as you can see, lining these up was not a success for me. That's what happens when you are working with wood mounted stamps! The name was also created with stamps from elsewhere and added to Spring Rain cardstock mounted to a black card base.
Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the hop!
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