Monday, 10 October 2016

A chalkboard Christmas

I really like the chalkboard style and it makes a great non-traditional Christmas card.


I used my MISTI to stamp the sentiment and it was lucky that I did, as the chalkboard cardstock didn't want to be stamped.  I stamped it a couple of times, let the ink dry then stamped again to get a more solid image.

I die cut the wreath, lay it in place on the chalkboard panel for my card front, lightly marked where it covered then used an ink dauber to gently apply white ink.  I quickly learned that a little ink goes a long way with this ink pad and technique.  I inked the white wreath using the same moonlight white ink, it took the starkness away from the white and added a delicate shimmer.  Once dry, I curled the leaves for dimentions then adhered the wreath and bow in place.  I added some curves to the ribbons of the bow, adhering parts directly to the cardfront, popping other parts with foam dots.  I used a white gel pen to draw in a "frame" around the panel, adding some more white "chalk" accents using the ink dauber.

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DCWV Chalkboard Stack
American Crafts - glitter paper pad

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I am going to enter my card in the following challenges:
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The challenge is to create a Clean & Simple card.

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The challenge is to CASE a card from the W&W DT from any card found on the Winnie & Walter Blog.  I was inspired by this card by Vanessa Menhorn found HERE.
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(must be Christmas or December Holiday Theme including New Year)
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I have used two dies to make my card, one for the wreath, one for the bow
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My decoration is a wreath with the sparkling red bow.
   
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I have used black & white with a pop of red
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19 comments:

  1. WOW!! Didn't know you had a MISTI! This is beautiful, if someone described it to me wouldn't have thought it.

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    1. Thank You Donna :)
      Yes, the MISTI is a very COOL TOOL and it makes stamping so much easier, especially on different textures like the chalkboard cardstock I used today.

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  2. Love the wreath on that chalkboard background..so cute! Thanks for joining us at The Christmas Card Challenges!

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  3. Way cool effect. I have the Mini-MISTI and I am dying to get the other two. The MISTI rocks and so does your card.

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    1. Thank You Jean :)
      Yes, the largest size would be pretty exciting to work with, great for layouts, background stamps and multiple stamping too.

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  4. Such an elegant Christmas card. Thank you for entering our challenge at ABC Christmas Challenge and I hope you will join us for the next letter.
    Dorte x

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  5. Love this! Thanks for playing along at ATSM.

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  6. This is fantastic! Love the chalkboard look and the glitter paper bow is a perfect addition. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Christmas Card Challenges.

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  7. Such a lovely card. Thanks for joining us for Crafty Hazel Nuts Christmas Extra Challenge
    Julie T

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  8. I love your card! Great job!
    Thanks for playing with us this week at Christmas Card Challenges!
    Monica - CCC DT

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  9. Super cute! I like your design! :)
    Thanks for sharing it over at Christmas Card Challenges!

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  10. Great card - a very elegant design.

    Thanks for joining us at The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up.

    Helen x

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