I also tried a new technique for this card....the chalkboard technique! Chalkboards are ALL the rage right now so I had to hop on the wagon and this stamp works great for it!
Stamps: Sunshine (single stamp)
Paper: Basic black, pool party, polka dot parade DSP, brights and 2011-2013 in colors DSP stacks
Ink: Craft whisper white
Accessories: Pennant builder punch, pool party baker's twine, subtles glimmer brads (retired), white embossing powder
It's actually really easy and I think it looks so cool! You simply take some basic black cardstock and emboss your image with white embossing powder. After it cools for a few minutes then you sponge the edges with white craft ink and then use a sponge to gently swipe a bit of the ink all over the cardstock to give it a look of chalk dust. So easy! And I have to say I really find the results stunning! Just remember to have a light hand with the sponging. You can always keep adding more but you can't take it off if you go too heavy!