I began by stamping the chalk board image (from Polka Doodles) with sepia archival ink and then coloured the image with my pan pastels. I repeated the process three times. I layered all the chalk board images on to recycled corrugated card which I highlighted with white pearlescent pan pastel.
Next I cut 3 wreath die cuts (Simon Says Stamp) in 2 shades of green and one in white and layered them on top of each other over the centre panel. I decorated the wreath with sequins, stickles and pearl gems.
With my stampbord, I restamped the chalkboard image to obtain the "Merry Christmas" greeting and coloured where necessary. I scratched in to the words to add highlights and covered the edges in copper embossing powder.
The little hearts were part of the same die cut and I randomly placed them around my card. This is a quick card to make as you are using the same image and the placing is straightforward. I can see myself making a few of these in different colourways .... fancy shades of blue next ...
Right, I'm off to chill after a busy weekend catching up on the decorating and gardening and my poor old body is feeling the exertions I put it through!
Have a wonderful week everyone,
Products and links:
Stamping Sensations - stamp and a die
Crafty Hazelnut - something beginning with "S" (stampbord and sequins)
Sweet Stampin - anything but birthday
Chocolate, coffee, cards - frame it
QKR Stampede - anything goes
Chalk 'n'Stock - anything goes