I saw the blackboard ideas in one of my old Stampin' Sucess magazines. I altered it & added my own twist to it :)
Basic Black, Creamy Caramel, Ruby Red, Whipser White, Chocolate Chip - paper; VersaMark, Creamy Caramel - ink; First Day - stamp set; Corner rounder, White embossing powder, Ruby Red 1 1/4" Striped Grosgrain ribbon, Round Tab punch, Stampin' Up Billboard Sizzlit strip die - accessories;
To make the red tops of the apple, I punched out a tab in ruby red paper then slid the tab back into the punch from the bottom so that only the top 1/4" was inside the punch. Next I punched again to get just the little sliver of red. The stem & the seeds were just cut with sissors. Both the edges of the black board & the edges of the apples were inked with Creamy Caramel.
This card was also inspired by a card I saw in Stampin' Success.
Not Quite Navy, Whipser White, Green Tea DSP - paper; Not Quite Navy (craft), Old Olive (craft), Baja Breeze - ink; En Francais, Botanical Blooms - stamp set; Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, rhinestone jewel, Old Olive ribbon, clear embossing powder, distressing kit - accessories;
To get the glossy look to the flowers I stamped them with craft ink & then embossed them with clear embossing powder. I love the way it looks on the handwriting background.