03 December 2013

Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge #86 - Chalkboard Card

I think I can hear the faint tinkling of Santa's bells.....yikes, it's December already! I can start to send out the cards made to celebrate the season. Hmmmm! Will need to purchase stamps first.
This week our challenge for Merry Monday is to make a card using the chalkboard technique. I have made a card using this technique here so it wasn't quite as hair raising this time.

I used Marisa Lerin's gorgeous digital chalk board base which includes the white frame. She has many designs and they are all lovely. Find them here at The Pixel Scrapper. To finish the chalk board effect I rubbed a little white pastel across the black with a tissue.
My obsession with spellbinders eyelet circles continues. You will find yet another one lurking in the background of this card. I have added a favorite Christmas red, and a green that is more yellow than the traditional Christmas green...... I think?? I finished the card with a wee bit of maroon, a bold stripe, twine and buttons.

Stamps: Hero Arts sentiment, Pixel Scrapper Chalkboard image including white frame
Dies: Spellbinders eyelet circles, Lil' Inker Stitched Scallop Border, MFT Stars, Dee's Distinctively Wreath Builder Die 
Inks: Hero Arts white embossing powder
Papers: MME Tis' the Season (green) and other collections, Kascard white linen, Kaiser Kraft red, green and maroon
Other: Buttons, pearl, twine

Check out Always Playing with Paper, home of the Merry Monday Challenge, and Lesley's wonderful new challenge blog, The Card Concept.

See you back here next week.


Kristie Goulet said...

Karen, your card is beautiful. I love the frame and all the different layers.

Lesley Croghan said...

The textured cardstock is a fabulous touch, Karen. This is one beautiful card! Love the frame!

LeAnne said...

Just beautiful! I love the textured cardstock too...and that gorgeous star!

Dottie Seubert said...

love the texture and staryour card is stunning just beautiful.

Julia Aston said...

Love the beautiful swag you created for the top of your pretty blackboard!

Notes by Nina said...

Beautiful card Karen, I love the wonderful blend of papers and colours and the embellishments are fabulous.

KimCreate said...

I just adore this chalkboard card. So pretty!

Loll Thompson said...

Hi Karen. Gorgeous card. Love all the layering - so many beautiful elements ... and I love the color combo too with that little bit of maroon! Thanks for the link to Pixel Scrapper ... will be spending lots of time looking around there! :) Loll xx

Darnell J Knauss said...

This is a layered delight, Karen! I aspire to ever be able to frame and layer with such precision!! Hugs, Darnell (I don't see myself in your followers, but when I click on "Join This Site" it pops up with "This website cannot be found." I've gone in and out both this morning and this afternoon, so I'll wait now and try again another day.)

Karren said...

Gorgeous card, Karen. Love that sentiment image and your twine/star/button embellishment is beautiful!

Bonnie said...

This is gorgeous, Karen! I love all these layers and how well they all meld together! And the chalkboard label is such a pretty shape! The little bundle of dies at the top is perfect!

Susan Joyce said...

Hi Karen, love your shaped chalkboard and the finishing touches you used. Fabulous card!

Wendy said...

Gorgeous card, Karen! Love your sentiment and all the diecuts! Beautifully done! Happy Holidays! :)

JoAnn said...

This is gorgeous Karen. Love the sentiment, frame and your star cluster embellishments at the top.

Clotee S said...

Merry Christmas and Best Wishes for a Happy New Year!
Bring you Good wishes of happiness.

Sorry for greeting you earlier,, just don't want miss saying this.
By the way, I'm clotee. I am blogger too, and now try my best luck to open an e-store. Nice to know you.