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Chalkboard Charm

Hello. I want to share a card I made inspired on Justrite's Challenge and that will fit nicely in some of my other favorite challenges. It's a card using a chalkboard sentiment, in monochromatic style, but still very feminine. 

Spellbinders: Majestic Labels Twenty-Five, Fancy Lattice, Damask Motifs, A2 Filigree, Grand Calibur die cutting machine
Justrite Stamps - Ooh La La French Frills
Heidi Grace paper - Celebration

Colorbox pigment ink in Frost White
Inkadinkado embossing powder in Linen White
Zap! heat tool
Merletto pearls and crystals
Adhesives: Elmer's Glue All, Bazic two sided tape and foam tape
Other generic materials
Bond paper in black and gray
Eggshell cardstock in white
1" satin ribbon in white
2" one sided lace in white

This 6 3/8" x 4 3/8" monochromatic card is framed and layered twice, first with patterned paper and then with paper lattice. It is wrapped in ribbon like a gift and embellished with pearls, crystals and lace. The chalkboard birthday phrase was put together using 4 sentiments and a flourish from the same Justrite stamp set. It was stamped in white pigment ink that was then heat embossed in white.

I hope you like it. Thanks for stopping by!

This card is participating in:

Chalkboard Birthday Card
Justrite Friday Challenge

Ribbon, Lace & Twine, oh my!
Craft Hoarders Anonymous

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge 

For Monochromatic
Simon Says Monday Challenge 

Chalkboard - White pigment ink embossing
Lace, Embossing, Ribbon, White
ODBD Designs

Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday

Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow
Craft-Dee Bowz


  1. I got this entered for you -- it's BEAUTIFUL!! Thanks for sharing with us at JustRite Inspiration ;-)

    1. Oh my Sheri, I can't put into words how much I appreciate it! God bless you. Thanks!

  2. Gracie,
    What a lovely card, in black no less. You did a great job at making it frilly.

  3. Quite sophisticated Gracie! :) This is beautiful! :)

  4. Beautiful card! I love the black and white combo. Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

  5. Gorgeous work! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

  6. What a gorgeous card, and might I say that you also have a GORGEOUS blog! I am SO delighted to have you share your talents with us, and I really hope that you will continue to share your sweet creations with us. Have a blessed week!
    Word Art Wednesday

  7. Very elegant card! It's AMAZING dear Gracie!
    ~Olga Kovalchuk

  8. Oh, Gracie, how beautiful! So elegant with the striking contrast of the black and white with the beautiful dies, lace, pearls, and darling sentiment! Hugs, sweet friend!

  9. Love the black & white with the pearls and ribbon. Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Hoarders Anon :)

  10. Love this elegant color combo! Your ribbon choice is spot lovely! Thanks for joining in on Challenge #8 at Craft Hoarders Anonymous: Ribbon, Lace and Twine, oh my!

  11. I love the card! It's so elegant and unusual! :)

  12. Such a pretty, pretty card! I love the multilingual sentiments - and they look super embossed too!

    Thanks so much for playing along with us at My Craft Spot!

    Small Bits of Paper

  13. oh that lace and the b/w design! Thanks for playing along with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

    1. Thanks Gloria! :D :D :D I managed to enter 3 times on your #8 challenge. Lace and ribbon are my all time favorites! lol

  14. Oh that's so stunning Gracielle! The black/white combo looks exquisite! Love the layers and ribbon detail! So glad you joined us again this week at ODBD!

  15. Just stunning with the beautiful textures and mono black and white.
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

    1. Thanks so much Desire! Please feel free to stop by anytime. I hope you are inspired to join me in this creative journey.

  16. Stunning...I always love black and white palettes together...just stunning. Thanks for sharing with us on the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog.

  17. wow so much beauty and elegance on one card ... wow with a capital W x

    1. Oh my, thanks so much Heather! You are very kind.

  18. This card is stunning on so many levels! I'm a color-holic, so I always admire how artists like you can create something so visually amazing with a monochromatic palette. I really love the grace of this card even though the palette is black and white. The lace adds a beautiful touch and you did a masterful job of making the white sentiments pop. Thank you so much for sharing your talents with us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!

    1. Andrea, that is one very appreciated comment! You're so kind. Thanks so much.

  19. So pretty! Thanks for playing along with us at My Craft Spot. Hope to see you next week!


  20. This is such a stunning creation! I truly adore how your design is both whimsical and elegant... that's my favorite combination. :o) Each layer is so beautiful and I love that lace! Thank you for sharing your creativity with us at My Craft Spot!

    Hugs and blessings,

  21. Stunning card in B& W!!! Thanks so much for playing along with the Die Crazy Challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog this week!

  22. This is exquisite!! So pretty!! Thanks for joining us at the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge this month. Join us again soon. Hugs, Barbara


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