Today I have a card for the current Less is More #405 challenge. They have a challenge where they pick and then you pick. They chose sparkle and our options were gloss, matte, pearl or chalky.
I really liked this concept and ended up making two cards (I’m entering the 2nd card to the challenge)- one with sparkle & chalky and the other with sparkle & matte. I haven’t made a chalkboard card for ages so this was a reminder about how cool these types of cards can look.
For my ‘chalky’ card I used a Whimsey stamp called ‘Christmas chalkboards 1’ which I stamped on a black card panel and then lightly sponged the white ink to look like blackboard dust. I layered the black panel on a silver sparkly base (hard to see in this pic).
This second card I used Catherine Pooler Design ink ‘Spruce’ and did 3rd generation stamping with a PTI ‘Watercolor wonder’ stamp. I then used a Stampin Up punch that looks like holly leaves (or reindeer antlers if you cut them apart – LOL) which I punched from vellum and 2 types of silver sparkle paper. I added a bit of twine for that extra matte feel and some splatters to give a bit more balance to the rest of the card.
I really love how this card turned out so will be making a few more in other colours to add to my Christmas card stash.
Thanks for looking and have a fabulous day.