AAA Cards Challenge 4 – Create! Part 3

AAA Cards Challenge 4 – Create! Part 3 or third time’s the charm!

Have you ever had one of those days when you do everything wrong? Well I certainly did. I joined a great new challenge blog called AAA Card Challenge. This week’s challenge was “Create” but I never noticed the big “hint” Chalkboard! It was clearly written in Bold lettering, but my creative mind never got past the word Create! Sometimes I am such a numpy! Thankfully our host allows up to three entries, so I went back to the blackboard, literally, and made a new card more conducive to the theme.

I have never used the blackboard/chalk technique before but decided this card screamed it’s use. I used two stamps from MTF – Pure Innocence It’s a Sign & My Favorite Sentiments plus dies – BG Wood Planks, and the Papertrey Ink – Woodgrain Impression Plate. I coloured the word Heart with Copics to make the ART pop, and added a puffy heart from Doodlebug Designs. I added a piece of chalk and an eraser I cut out of scrap paper to add to the chalkboard ledge.

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Note: It wasn’t until I took the photo of my card on my deck that I realized just how much the chalkboard “frame” I made with the die, texture plate and kraft paper looks like a real wooden frame – cool!

UPDATE:  I am glad I remade my card and re-entered this card into the AAA challenge, because I was named as the challenge winner! They have posted next week’s challenge “play” and feature a cat in the inspiration photo. While I am a dog person, I have a number of cute cat stamps I can’t wait to try.



  1. Angela Maine says:

    Now that’s a wonderful chalkboard technique card, Myna! We’re so happy you have entered another great card for this week’s challenge at AAA Cards!

  2. hannelie says:

    So glad you checked back and made this fabulous!!! card.It really looks like a chalkboard!
    Thanks for linking up at AAA Cards!

  3. Jane says:

    This post made me smile – sort of thing I would do! So sweet of you to come back with a third card for our game at AAA Cards.

  4. Bang baby! Loved your post too! That frame REALLY does look real. Thank you so much for coming back with this card to play with us at AAA Cards this week (and last week and the week before :) We moving back a day to Sunday and end Friday. Can’t wait to see yur next cards! Cheers.

  5. Ha! I need to get my nails trimmed…sorry about the misspells.

  6. Deepti says:

    This is lovely, looks like a real chalk board :) Love the touch of colors on this card :)

  7. Linda Beeson says:

    How cute! Neat use of the AAA Cards challenge, glad you played along.