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Friday, 6 November 2015

Chalk board stamps ...... adore!

One of the things I realised a while back is how few Christmas cards I have made this year and with the deluge of Christmas adverts now on the TV, I assume that it is now not long away, (hee, hee, hee)! So rolled up the sleeves and got making ...

I created the background using The Christmas Tree stamp on to white card. I added white highlights with pencil and then added white embossing powder to look as if snow is falling. Next using one of my favourite Christmas stamps (from Polka Doodles) as the main focal point. I stamped the chalk board design on to kraft card and coloured with white pencil (Lyra Rembrandt Polycolour) with extra decoration using Nuvo Crystal Drops.


The little pine cones were cut out on my Craft Robo and layered up. I add a snow effect using white embossing powder. The gems you see at the bottom were originally a pink colour, so I covered them with Versamark and then added copper embossing powder.


The poinsettia is from Premium Art Brands and I have stamped it with versamark and then embossed with white embossing powder. I then layered it up adding extra leaves. The wonderful pearl in the centre was an embellie remaining from the recent stamp kit from Polka Doodles; it works beautifully.







So that's one card down, just another 50+ to go ........! I hope you all are a little more organised than I am with your cards ...

Lou
x x x

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Challenges:
Fantasy Stamper - winter wonderland
Crafty Caz- winter
Crafting with an attitude - anything goes
Crimbo Crackers - kraft
Inspiration Destination - anything goes
The Crafty Addicts - anything goes

10 comments:

Lea Brawn said...

Fabulous card. X

Stamping Bubbles said...

Beautiful card Lou, perfect for our winter wonderland challenge.
Thank you for joining us at Fantasy Stampers.
Crafty hugs
Lesley

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi this is a stunning card I love the design. Hugs Jackie

Carla Brooke said...

Lovely card, thanks for sharing with Crafting with an Attitude!

Erin Bentley said...

Lou, love your Christmas card absolutely gorgeous. Love the scene and the dies. Love the Poinsettia.

Hugs Erin xx

Avril Watson said...

I am so with you on that one, Lou, I am so behind too, this is a stunning card, and the recipient will adore it, hugs xxxx

Linda Simpson said...

This is fabulous Lou, love the trees and gorgeous embellishments.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Jan Ltc said...

This is gorgeous xx Jan

Gale said...

Stunning Christmas card Lou. Lovely dies and embellishments. Thanks for joining us at The Crafty Addicts in our "Anything Goes/Use Die Cuts Challenge" and we hope to see you again real soon. Hugs, Gale DT

Julie B said...

Love that central panel and your background is perfect for the challenge.
Thanks for sharing at Fantasy Stampers. :)