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Saturday, February 13, 2016

Challenge Four Play

This morning, I was going through my list of saved card challenges — usually, what this means is sorting through all the challenges I had considered playing in and realizing the dates have already gone by. Today, however, I discovered four challenges that are still current, and that fit together perfectly! The challenges...

Merry Monday has a "chalkboard" challenge.

Jingle Belles says "text me" — make a card
with text as the main focus.

Just Us Girls is looking for a tag element. 
My Favorite Things (MFT) has
a sketch with a tag!

When I mashed all those challenges together, I got this: 


When I think about using the chalkboard technique, I always think of this, my one and only subway art-style stamp. Instead of black, I went for the green chalkboard look to be seasonal. None of my standard tag dies were large enough, but I used the bottom of a wine tag die and rounded the top corners so it would be a little bit fancy. I used my current favourite die (MFT's blueprints 24 stitched rectangle die) to cut the patterned paper panel. A circle of the same paper adds a decorative element to the tag... and yes, covers up where I pulled the twine too tight the first time, sigh. 
And with that, I've made TWO Christmas cards this year! :P 

Supplies: Stampin' Up naturals ivory & DCWV green chalkboard cardstock, American Crafts gold glitter paper, Basic Grey Evergreen patterned paper, Unity Santa, Stockings, Candy Canes, etc & Gifts Galore stamps, Colorbox frost white ink, Wow white embossing powder, Avery Elle cheers, MFT blueprints 24 & Paper Smooches snowflakes dies, Ek Success 1" circle punch, Hemptique twine, pop dot tape

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13 comments:

Barbara Godden said...

Love the chalkboard technique on green it looks fab. Great card and wtg fitting it in on 4 challenges. great take on the sketch. I have gotten quite a stash of Holiday cards.

Susan Joyce said...

I like the green chalkboard, looks fabulous, lovely card. Thanks for joining us this week at Merry Monday.

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Gorgeous card Lindsey, the background is great. Enjoy the rest of the weekend!

Love and hugs
Maarit

Nancy R said...

Love the green chalkboard Lindsey. And very clever use of the wine tag!

Lisa Kind said...

I love the green chalkboard technique, especially for a Christmas card! This is very pretty! Thanks for playing with Just Us Girls!

Linda said...

Such a pretty green chalkboard. Lovely card. Thanks for joining us this week at Merry Monday.

Moira Curle said...

Loving the card and the colours are amazing.

Heather G said...

It HAS to be green. All the chalkboards in my school were green. This is beautiful. Love all the "little" things you added. Happy Valentine's Day.

SmilynStef said...

The green chalkboard is fantastic ... so very glad you got TEXT-y with us at Jingle Belles.

Chris D. said...

That's the perfect stamp to use for the chalkboard technique! What a fabulous Christmas card! And look at you, combining four challenges! One of them being Just Us Girls, and I am glad you played along!

Cheryl said...

Oh, I just love this technique on green! What a great idea and such a great result!
Thanks for joining us this week at Just Us Girls!

lauren bergold said...

oooooooooooooh what a brilliant version of the awesome chalkboard technique! totally impressed! (many chalkboards actually were that color green when i was in school... it was the olden days, lol!) :) thanks for joining our texting fun at JINGLE BELLES! ♥♥♥

cards said...

My school chalkboards were green when I was teaching - much easier on the eye apparently. Your chalkboard tag is pretty teamed up with the sparkly gold.