Sunday, November 24, 2013

Let It Snow Chalkboard Christmas Card

Hello and happy Sunday!  It's Lee-Anne here and today I am sharing a Christmas card that I created for the Susan K. Weckesser's Design Team.  It was so much fun to create and I wanted to try to do something a little different by creating a "chalkboard" feel to my card.  I am loving the chalkboard and sequin craze right now and also vellum as it gives a little softness to a card.

Let It Snow Chalkboard Card by Lee-Anne Thornton

Kraft Cardstock Card - Michael's
Pearlized Ink - Clearsnap (Smooch Snickerdoodle)
Ribbon - May Arts
Rubber Stamps - Hero Arts, Susan K. Weckesser (IB-SB-326)
Sequins - Unknown
Stamp Ink - Craft Smart (White)
Vellum - Recollections
Washi Tape - Bella Blvd. (Jailbird)
Wood Veneer Shapes - Studio Calico

Below are the step by step instructions to create this card:

Stamp the front of the card with three different snowflake wood mounted stamps using some white    pigment ink and let it dry.

Diecut a  small envelope from a sheet of vellum (I used my Silhouette Cameo)  and cut a piece of black card stock to measure approximately 3.5 inches by 2.5 inches.   Assemble and adhere the envelope.

Stamp the Susan K. Weckesser snowman stamp (IB-SB-326 One Of A Kind Winter) and also the "let it snow" sentiment with some white pigment ink onto a sheet of black card stock and let it dry. When it was dry,  fussy cut the snowman.

Slide the black card stock sentiment into the vellum envelope and added some gold sequins and wood veneer stars painted with some Smooch Pearlized Accent Ink.

Cut a strip of washi tape and adhere it around the bottom of the vellum envelope making sure to cut the strip long enough to seal the right hand side of the envelope.

Adhere the "chalkboard" snowman with adhesive to the righthand side of the envelope.  Be sure to offset it a little off the righthand side of the vellum envelope and adhere three wood veneer stars to the outside of the vellum envelope.  Set the vellum envelope aside.

Wrap the of gold May Arts ribbon around the front of the card and tie a bow. Make sure to have it on the lefthand side of the card so there is enough space for the vellum envelope to be placed to the righthand side of it.

Add some dimensional adhesive or pop dots to the backside of the vellum envelope and place it over the ribbon.

The card is now complete.  I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and be sure to check out Susan K. Weckesser's blog for more inspiration.  Have a creative day!

1 comment:

  1. GREAT card Lee-Anne I love that snowman done in the "negative"...


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