Hi, Welcome to the New at SU Blog Hop for December. It’s hard to believe that this year is nearly over – we made it! Our theme this month is Warm & Cozy. in Melbourne, this time of year is generally warm and not so cozy. However, my card today reflects the feelings that Christmas brings.
For me, Christmas is about celebrating the birth of Christ and enjoying this time with my family and loved ones. To capture our theme, I chose the Heartwarming Hugs DSP because of it’s traditional Christmas colours and of course with a name like that it definitely speaks ‘cozy’ to me.
I added a house fussy cut from the Trimming the Town DSP as it reminds me of the warmth of spending time with our loved ones at Christmas. The sentiment is from the Wrapped in Christmas stamp set which has lovely sentiments and I particularly like the font on this one. With a simple layout such as this, it’s easy to create several of these Christmas cards to give out. A handmade card is always appreciated.
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Many of us have grown up with chalkboards during our schooling and the screeching sound of chalk against the chalkboard is one we’d rather forget! Today’s #30DayChristmasCardmakingChallenge is a Chalkboard Christmas. Although, there are alternate ways to interpret this, I went with the traditional black chalkboard.
Heat embossing the sentiment from Wrapped in Christmas helped it to stand out against the black whilst still creating the chalkboard effect.
I used the Whisper White ink pad to add some chalk dust on my Chalkboard.
I also used this ink to go over the embossing on my card base which added to the chalk feel of the card.
The reindeer was heat embossed in White on Crumb Cake cardstock. I then coloured it in completely with the Whisper White Watercolour pencil. Then I went over parts of the image with Early Espresso and a touch of Daffodil Delight. I added a panel of plaid paper from Heartwarming Hugs Designer Series Paper behind my layered chalkboard. I love the Christmas feel it gives.
The sprig of leaves was stamped in Tuxedo Black on Whisper White cardstock which I coloured in Old Olive, Basic Gray and Whisper White Watercolour pencils. Then I used the Basic Black pencil to fill in all the white space to resemble the chalkboard look. Finally, I added Whisper White ink with a sponge dauber to soften the edges which coordinated with my chalkboard sentiment.
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