Thursday, August 9, 2012

ABCs





A card for The Paper Players Back to School challenge.  I always forget what a total nightmare it is to photograph black cardstock.  I wanted to go for a blackboard look though so I had to use it.  






Supplies Used
Cardstock: (Kraft) PTI, (Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Images from A-Z Alphabet) Unity
Ink:  (VersaMark) Tsukineko

Embossing Powder:  (Seafoam White) Ranger
Markers:  (Gelly Roll Metallic) Sakura
Punch:  (Corner rounder) Marvy Uchida

17 comments:

Lynn said...

Beyond adorable Jen. You captured the chalkboard and then some! I agree with you...photographing black is awful!!

Dawn Easton said...

Oh my gosh! This is so sweet!! Love the CAS look! I have trouble photography all dark colours. Browns look like black for me and black doesn't always look black. Understand your frustration here....lol
Thanks for playing along with us at the Paper Players!

Melissa said...

Oh, this is fabulous, Jen! LOVE that black chalkboard and the three images! A perfect back to school card!! :)

Ardyth said...

This is amazing! And the photo is good. I hate photographing white on white cards!

Tracey McNeely said...

Those images are so sweet Jen, love the chalkboard look!

onecraftymama said...

I like how the photo turned out too - although I bet it took 20 tries. I love the effect of colouring with the markers. It totally has that pastel chalk effect!

lostinpaper said...

I really struggle with taking photos of black cards.... I think yours turned out well. Your card is super clever Jen, I just love the whole 'blackboard' idea!

Lindsey said...

No complaints about your photo from me, Jen -- and I think this card is absolutely adorable! Really like how you coloured just the letters.

Joyce said...

Love this. It really does look like a blackboard. I miss them. My daughters would look at me in puzzlement if I showed them a blackboard. All they have now are whiteboards and smartboards.

Michelle said...

So cute! And very cool! :-)

Kirsty, New Zealand said...

totally worth the effort jen, love the look, it's so clean and crisp :) take care my sweet, i know things must still be so incredibly tough xx

Kim S said...

This is PERFECTly adorable!

Amy White said...

Oh my gosh this is so cute!! I love how you've embossed those letters with white on black then coloured them in - so effective! Thanks for playing along with the Paper Players this week!

LeAnne said...

Absolutely adorable....you get an A+!!! Thanks for playing with us this week with this cutie!

Anne Marie Hile said...

Simply adorable, Jen! Love the white embossing on the black card stock. You totally captured that blackboard look. So glad you joined us this week at the Paper Players! :)

Jean said...

Great card for this challenge ~ very clever to make a blackboard!

Jenny said...

Love the blackboard effect, such a cute card for a little one :0)
Jenny x