2.08.2016

Merry Monday 191:


Good morning all!  Happy Monday to you and I hope you had a great weekend.  I did all sorts of fun things this weekend:  vacuuming, washing floors, laundry...

This week at Merry Monday, Kristie would like to see a CHALKBOARD technique on our Christmas cards:




I will be honest, I have never tried the chalkboard technique before.  I know, I know, welcome to 2 years ago, right?  I was a little worried when I sat down to begin this card, but you know what??  A little chalk will do the trick.  I think other crafters use white ink to do the smudges, but I just bought a huge box of chalk that was looking to be used.  Problem solved.  I would definitely try this technique again =)


I built my layers with My Favorite Things Blueprints (20)(13) and added a fishtale flag from Blueprints(13).  I heat embossed a Hot Off the Press Christmas Cheer sentiment and smudged around some white chalk.  Lastly I added Paper Smooches Christmas Words 2 wise dies.




As always, do not forget to check out the rest of my teamies' fantastic creations at Merry Monday and come play along too!!!

Looking for more Christmas inspiration??  Come visit our Pinterest page:  Merry Monday Design Team Christmas Card Creations


 




Have a fantastic Monday - cheers all!




10 comments:

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

Deanne, your card is amazing! What a perfect sentiment for the chalkboard technique and love those shinny holly leaves - great design! Hope you have a wonderful week!

Colleen said...

Wow Deanne, for never before doing the chalkboard technique, you really knocked it out of the park. What a perfect sentiment for this technique too! And I am loving those shiny holly leaves! Have a wonderful week!

Debbie Henderson said...

The gold foil holly's really add a punch to your card. Love the large sentiment on your chalkboard!

Bonnie said...

What a wonderful sentiment that deserves center stage! Love the foil holly leaves that add a wonderful contrast to the chalkboard! Hope you have a great week!

Rosemary said...

absolutely amazing!!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Glad I'm not the only chalkboard newbie! I like your chalked with chalk look. It is more realistic I think. Great gold holly leaves!

Julia Aston said...

I love the chevron paper behind your chalkboard and the wonderful gold holly leaves!

Kristie Goulet said...

Yay! You rocked the chalkboard technique! This card is awesome! :)

Linda said...

Great chalkboard card. So awesome. Have a great weekend.

Susan Joyce said...

Awesome card Deanne, love every design element.