April 23, 2014

SugarPea Challenge: Clean and Simple!

Hello friends! It's time for a new SugarPea Designs challenge, and this one is easy - clean and simple cards! CAS means lots of white space (or open space of another color) and one main focal point.

I went for a technique on my card, the chalkboard technique!

I started with some green cardstock, and sponged on green distress ink until it looked kinda mottled. Jenny, one of my fellow SugarPeas made a card with a green chalkboard awhile ago, and I thought it looked so awesome! I heat embossed the image and sentiment from the new Hats Off To You set then sponged on some white pigment ink to make the board look "chalky".

The base of the board is cut from woodgrain paper. I cut a little piece of chalk and the eraser by hand, using a dark grey felt for the eraser. The wall background is simply paper, and a strip of white cardstock. I really love how this one turned out! 

  •  Play along with any stamp you like - but if you use SugarPea Designs, we'll top your voucher up to $15!
  • Combine our challenge with any other challenge(s)!
  • Upload to your blog or other online gallery using keyword: SPD04 so that we may check out your beautiful work
  • Add your link to the linkup on the SugarPea Blog. You'll find our current challenges on the sidebar.

Stamps: Hats Off To You (SugarPea DesignsPaper: As You Wish (Fancy Pants) Ink: Versamark Dies: Chalkboard Frame (MFT) Other: White Embossing Powder, Felt


  1. This is so clever as can be Sarah. Wow.

  2. THIS is so creative! love your chalk board and that you showed these stamps don't always have to be colored. looks FAB!

  3. This is so super cute, fabulous idea.

  4. This is amaze-balls!! love the little felt eraser!

  5. Love the green chalkboard. This is a technique that I have not tried yet. I just added it to my list!


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