Tuesday 2 December 2014

Addicted to Stamps and More #124

Hi there

It's new challenge time at Addicted to Stamps and More and we've whizzed around to one of the favourites this week, and my favourite also...

CAS (Clean and Simple)
You can make anything you like but please keep it clean and simple
The challenge rules can be found here.

This week's challenge is sponsored by StampArt Design who are offering 5 free digis to the challenge winner!

Here's my card.  I decided to use a technique I've only tried once before, the chalkboard technique...

If you're not familiar with this technique here's how it's done...

I die cut a piece of black cardstock and initially wiped it over with my dust buddy as I didn't want any embossing powder to stick where it wasn't wanted.  I stamped the sentiment with VersaMark ink (this sentiment is all one stamp) and then heat embossed with white embossing powder.  Next I used some tissue to randomly wipe some white pigment ink over the black card.  A baby wipe was then used to wipe away the ink until I got the effect I wanted.  This panel was then matted onto some red cardstock and adhered flat to the card base.  I stamped the holly leaves and berries and fussy cut these out.  These were then adhered with 3D foam pads and I added some Glossy Accents to the berries for some shine.

Materials used:

  • Stamps: Clearly Besotted - Most Wonderful and Holiday Sentiments
  • Ink: VersaMark; Versa Color - White, Evergreen and Scarlet
  • Die: Spellbinders Nestabilities - Classic Rectangles
  • Embossing Powder: Wow! - Opaque Bright White
  • Glossy Accents

Challenge entries:

Let's Craft and Create - Challenge #99 - Christmas
Oh La La Creations - Challenge #170 - Christmas
Crafty Creations - Challenge #277 - Embossing
613 Avenue Create - Challenge #100 - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar - Challenge #122 - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes

So, if you've got some time on your hands this week, probably in between putting up your Christmas decorations, why not have a go at the challenge at ATSM.  The Design Team have created some wonderful cards, and they are all very different if you need some inspiration.  It would be great to see you there.  

Thanks as always for stopping by.


  1. I do like the chalkboard technique. The bold sentiment is fabulous and I do like the holly leaf accents.

  2. You should do this more often, you rocked it!

  3. Love your chalkboard technique Anita, your card looks fab! Thank you so much for sharing it with us at Let's Craft and Create for our Christmas challenge.

  4. Lovely chalkboard effect Anita! its a fabulous card.

  5. Lovely chalkboard design card Anita, congrats on your win at Creative Inspirations! x

  6. Awesome! Chalkboard is beautifully done :)

  7. Its a nice card . Thank you for joining Brown Sugar Challenge

  8. Lovely car, great chalkboard idea. Thank you for sharing with us at the Crafty Creations challenge. Barb

  9. Love your card thank you for joining us at Ooh la la Creations Sue DT xx

  10. Super chic and classy Anita and thanks for technique tips.
    Sarah xx

  11. You have made such a beautiful card for our 'anything goes' challenge at Crafty Catz. I really love these traditional colors. Thank you for joining us and don't forget to check on Friday who is the winner.
    Anna xxx

  12. Your holly and berries are really perfect with your chalkboard panel, Anita! Such a beautiful CAS card!

  13. I love the chalkboard look, Anita! Perfectly framed and accessorized with the holly!

  14. Great card, the chalkboard technique is perfect for this kind of stamp! Love it!

  15. One of the prettiest chalkboard techniques EVER, Anita! So gorgeous; and perfect for this sentiment stamp! I've tried chalkboard only once before; based on your inspiration, I may have to do so again!

  16. What a fabulous card, Anita! I just love the chalkboard against the crisp red and white. Beautiful!

  17. The sentiment looks wonderful on the chalkboard background, fabulous!

  18. Hi Anita. Love your blackboard effect with the pop of red! have a great day! hugs Monika xxx

  19. Love this, Anita! That bold chalkboard is just awesome framed on the white background - gorgeous!

  20. Fabulous CAS design Anita. Great job with the chalkboard technique. I've only done it once, and I just winged it ... didn't turn out near as nice as yours! Thanks for the tip to the baby wipe! Loll xx

  21. Love this chalkboard christmas card! Fabulous! and the combination of red and black colour is eye- catching!

  22. Lovely card. Thank you for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create. Hope to see you around.

  23. Love the chalkboard look Neets! Thanks for the inspiration! Hazel x

  24. Your card is gorgeous Anita and your chalkboard looks fabulous:) xx

  25. Love the chalkboard look, great card Thanks for joining in with us at Ooh La La creations
    Alli x


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