Even though Monday mornings come too quickly, the ones that start with a new lawnscaping challenge are so much fun.
I don't know what the weather looks like near you, but this week's "winter wonderland" theme is just perfect for where we are. Snow and ice - everywhere.
I know I'm (very) late to the chalkboard party, but I was so inspired by some of Kara's pins (here, here, and here) that I decided to give it a go.
I started out with a mat of black cardstock, and created my sentiment using lawn fawn alpha sets. I stamped the sentiment, and the polar bear (from "critters in the snow") in versamark first, and white-heat-embossed it all. One trick I picked up from Betsy Veldman - keep sprinkling embossing powder as you go along. I stamped my polar bear first, for placement, and sprinkled him with powder. Then, the word "cold" - sprinkled with powder. And so on. It really helped to take the stress off! I didn't feel like I needed to rush and throw the powder on before the versamark dried.
Once everything was heat embossed, I went back in and stamped again: this time with white ink, and slightly to the left of the original impressions, to give a shadowed look.
I added some snowfall, (from "let it snow") in white ink, without embossing any of it, and smudged the edges with more white ink.
The best part of winter is layering cozy textures to keep warm. I added a felt snowflake and some soft yarn and attached them with a mini clothespin.
I hope you play along! Both with Kara's challenge, and our latest lawnscaping challenge!
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Looks fabulous...I love that technique!ReplyDelete
wow!!! this is just amazing! i am loving the textures and the chalkboard-ness of it! just wonderful!!ReplyDelete
I like the twine bundle in the corner too...cute!ReplyDelete
So adorable!! I love the falling snow and the clipped bow and snowflake! Awesome card!ReplyDelete
Love what you do with Lawn Fawn! Adorable! I especially love how the falling snow looks!ReplyDelete
I love this card Elena - it's so cute and warm and adorable!ReplyDelete
wow this is AMAZING.. i totally love it...ReplyDelete
Your card turned out fabulous! Perfect chalkboard technique, love it!ReplyDelete
Oh, this is fabulous, Elena!ReplyDelete
he looks just like he's shaking the snow off his fur! Makes me feel almost cool :) its 93 degrees where I am and climbing ><ReplyDelete
Love this fabby, fabby card! Awesome!ReplyDelete
I totally LOVE this!! *TFS*ReplyDelete
Isn't this technique fun! You did a great job!!ReplyDelete
This is such a cute card! I love the chalkboard background...so fun!!!ReplyDelete
Great card! Love the clothespin with the snowflake, what a cute deatil! And the warm background of the pic too!ReplyDelete
Love this!!! :)ReplyDelete