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Wednesday, November 12, 2014


I've been wanting to do another chalkboard technique card.  I bought this set of Christmas stamps from Taylored Expressions a while back thinking they would be perfect - and they didn't disappoint!  The challenge over at Just Us Girls this week happened to be using the chalkboard technique, so that was great.
I thought I had a frame stamp that would work, but the images in the set were too big - so this sketch from Mojo Monday came up at just the right time!   I'm also entering this card in the Christmas Stampin' All Year Long Challenge #36 - Anything Goes.

The background paper I had already had that chalkboard feel to it.  After I embossed the red paper, I decided to sponge a bit of the white pigment ink on the raised holly image to continue the chalkboard feel onto that piece as well, as you can see below.
I love the fact that good colored pencils will allow you to color on black cardstock, allowing you to add fun elements to the chalkboard stamped image.

After adding the ribbon, I cut out the holly leaves, adding an extra layer in the center and finishing it off with fun gemstones. 

I always like to add something to the inside of the card - so I stamped the same holly leaves inside.
Here's a list of the materials I used on this card:
Big Bold Christmas (set of 7) - Taylored Expressions
Holly leaves - Stampabilities
Snowhaven Background Paper - CTMH
Black, Topiary, Cranberry and White Daisy Cardstock - CTMH
White Daisy Pigment Ink - CTMH
Black - CTMH
Recollections Detail White embossing powder
Holly embossing folder - Sizzix
Darice premium acrylic rhinestones
Red striped grosgrain ribbon from my stash
Primacolor colored pencils
Sponge dauber - CTMH

Be sure to pop over to these challenge blogs to see other great projects with the sketch and technique:
Just Us Girls #266 - Trend Week
Mojo Monday 371 - Sketch
Christmas Stampin' All Year Long - Challenge #36 Anything Goes

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