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Saturday, February 13, 2016

Chalkboard snowflake

Hi everyone - sometimes you create based on what you can FIND! Kristie's challenge this week at Merry Monday is to use the chalkboard effect. Well, I have some stuff around here somewhere.... The chalkboard stamps I found were all for non-Christmas occasions except one tag stamp. I was going to use it but got pulled toward another idea with an embossing folder. I embossed a Hero Arts snowflake on black paper with a white back - not truly white core so when I sanded it, it didn't get very white! So I applied Hero Arts Unicorn White ink over it and also around the paper edge. Stamped the sentiment with the same ink.

Sorry, the paper looks grey in my photo - couldn't edit it any darker, oh well... Here's my card:

Chalkboard snowflake
Supplies: paper Neenah Solar White cardstock, Kelly Purkey Second City by Basic Grey
Embossing folder: Snowflakes set by Hero Arts/Sizzix; Ink: Unicorn White by Hero Arts
Stamp: sentiment from Hero Arts DC166 Merry & Bright Tag set by Lia; Gems: Reflections from Michaels
In my sanding I tore a bit of one of the curved points. Covered all of them with gems - fixed!

Thanks for stopping by and have a crafty weekend!!


Betty Keefe said...

great fix to getting a whiter look to your embossed snowflake Linda. thanks for joining MM this week.

Lin said...

A great take on the challenge this week, Linda!

Cindy C. said...

It really look sparkly and what great contrast you've created!!

Elizabeth said...

Gorgeous card! Your improvised chalkboard technique is terrific!

Bonnie said...

What a beautiful "chalk" snowflake, Linda! Love the gems! A happy accident! Thanks for sharing this with us at Merry Monday!

Teep said...

Great idea
Awesome card

Barbara said...

Wow, what a great card... I think I need to sit down again and get a little more accustomed to this chalkboard technique!

Heather Maria said...

What a clever and creative idea for the chalkboard challenge, Linda! I hadn't thought of embossing but it worked out fantastic! The snowflake is so pretty and I love how you whitened it with sanding and inking! The gems are such a pretty finishing touch - great fix!

Cat Craig said...

lovely card Linda, so smart to emboss.