My Favourite Trend: Chalkboard with Shellye McDaniel!

My Favourite Trend: Chalkboard with Shellye McDaniel!

Good morning SCT readers!  Did you check out yesterday's post to see if you were a winner in our World CardMaking Day fun?  We had 14 winners of some amazing prizes so be sure to check! 

Today, we have designer Shellye McDaniel joining us and we are thrilled to have her on the SCT blog.  If you have a few minutes today you have to check out the fun Doodlebug mini bags she posted on her own blog a few days back.  Love them!  

"I’ve always loved chalkboards.  As a child I had a green chalkboard on a
nifty easel that sported Raggedy Ann and Andy at the top.  I had an array of pastel colors that I would
use as I taught “my students” how to multiply and divide.  Ever since the chalkboard trend has been
introduced to all types of paper-crafting, I couldn’t wait to get reacquainted
with the chalky stuff! 

The card that I’m sharing today uses chalk
in a very simplistic way, but with a very fun result!

Shellye McDaniel-Chalkboard Card1

Products: Cardstock-Core’dinations; Patterned papers and sticker-We R Memory Keepers; Resin Flower- Fancy Pants Designs; Ribbon- May Arts; Stamp- Stampin’ Up!

To begin, start with a piece of black
textured cardstock; I did find that using a textured version, versus a smooth
cardstock seemed to hold the chalk better. 
Run the chalk around the edge of the cardstock:

Shellye McDaniel-Chalkboard Card3

There isn’t a right or wrong way as
chalkboard art is very forgiving…have fun with it!

Shellye McDaniel-Chalkboard Card4

Using a soft cloth, rub over the chalk
marks and blend.  It may be necessary to
repeat the chalking process until you have reach the
desired look.

Shellye McDaniel-Chalkboard Card2

Layer on fun chalk-themed papers and
embellishments or create your own with readily available printables! 

~  Shellye McDaniel

Are you joining us at the Creativ Festival in Toronto on October 25-27?  Designer Vicki Bouin has two classes on Friday, October 25th in the SCT Interactive Studio.  Here is just one of the tags students will create in Vicki's Mixed Media Tag class…


And here is a sneak peek of Vicki's Layer It On page class…


For more information about Vicki's classes or to register, just click here!  We only have room for 10 more people so be sure to register today.  We would love to see you at the Creativ Festival!

Enjoy your Tuesday!

~  Catherine



  1. Amber M. October 15, 2013 at 10:00 am

    Love that chalkboard look – great card, Shellye! Every time I see anything to do with Crop & Create, it makes me yearn for November to come … I am so very excited for Saskatoon Crop & Create … eeeeeekkkkk!!!!!!

  2. Kathy P October 15, 2013 at 10:32 am

    One gorgeous card! Love how you have created this, and someone is going to be very happy when it arrives in their mailbox!

  3. Jeanne October 15, 2013 at 11:59 am

    LOVE! LOVE! LOVE! this idea! I always ink my edges and now I can chalk them! WOW! Thanks for the inspiration! Beautiful Card!

  4. Danette Munn October 15, 2013 at 3:22 pm

    I so love this card and it’s color palate.

  5. Dria October 15, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    Love the chalking technique!

  6. Renee V. October 15, 2013 at 8:31 pm

    What a beautiful card – simple technique but looks so pretty!

  7. TracyM #6773 October 15, 2013 at 11:27 pm

    What a lovely card!!!
    How cool using real chalk – great effect – thank you for the inspiration 🙂

  8. Alysia H October 16, 2013 at 6:16 am

    So pretty! I want that card! 🙂

  9. Debbie Siddle October 16, 2013 at 7:22 am

    White china marker pencil gives a whiter finish than chalk. Give it a go…

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