This week its been back to normality with the boys going back to school and me back full time to the studio. I have been full on with Christmas card making in preparation for a plethora of events that I have this month and today I am sharing a card we will be making next Wednesday evening at my Christmas Card Club - places left if you would like to come! I love the Wonderful Year stamp set with it's glorious sentiments so opted to use this along with the Holly Berry Happiness stamp set and matching punch.
I still think the chalkboard look is very on trend and I stamped the sentiment in Versamark and then heat embossed it with white emboss powder. After finishing that I took a little of the white craft ink on a sponge and carefully rubbed it over the black card to give it a look of chalk residue. I think that adds a bit of something extra to the chalk look!
The Holly Berry stamps and punch are amongst my favourite things from the new catalogue and they make the perfect accent for your Christmas makes. I have coveted a Holly punch for years and I am so pleased we have one this year.
So I hope you like my short but sweet post and you will give the chalkboard technique a go.