July 02, 2016

Inkspirational Challenge - Colour Challenge

Happy Saturday everyone!  There's a new challenge starting today over at Inkspirational!  It's a colour challenge this time. :-)

Anything goes with red?  You bet!  Now that it's July, Summer is in full swing.  It's hot, kids are done school and it's time for some summer fun!  And what kind of card do I make?  A Christmas card!  LOL.  I couldn't help it. The idea just came to me and wouldn't let go.  ;-)  Take a look....

I would have to say this is my first successful attempt at the chalkboard technique. I've tried in the past and it just never turned out.  Would you believe that not one single stamp was used on this card? What?!  I didn't have one that fit my vision, plus I have yet to find a white ink that looks good when stamped. I didn't want to use embossing powder either.  So, I broke out my white gel pen and hand wrote the sentiment. I did it in pencil first to make sure it looked good then traced over it.  I drew the snowflakes by hand too.  It was rather fun and I made try this again.  Once the pen had dried I added some white sponged ink.  I made and added my red bow, embellishing it with a snowflake and a few tiny silver jingle bells.

I hope you pop on over to the main blog and see what the rest of the team has made.  Thanks for visiting and have a fantastic weekend!

I'd like to link up to the following challenges:

Winter Wonderland - Snow Much Fun (have snow or snowflakes on card) or alternate theme of three or more embellishments.  I believe I actually followed both themes!  :-)
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
Christmas Cards all Year Round - Anything Goes


  1. Wow such an eye catching card and loving the chalk board technique x

  2. Beautiful card, great technique, gorgeous bow, thanks for sharing at Winter Wonderland.

    Pat P xx

  3. Now you are showing off my friend.....hand drawing the snowflakes which are better than any stamp I have seen and the sentiment also. You are one talented lady xx

  4. Lovely card and a pretty design. Thanks for joining us at Winter Wonderland. Carol S.x DT

  5. Very cute card... chalkboard is very hip with xmas themes, based on my observations of Costco photocards last year! :)

  6. That's your handwriting??!!! How fabulous! I could NEVER put my scrawl on a card. The chalkboard effect works great.

  7. Beautiful Christmas card Kim. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Winter Wonderland. We would love to see you again … Anet DTx

  8. Beautiful card!!! Thanks so much for participating in our CHRISTMAS CARDS ALL YEAR 'ROUND challenge!!! Can’t wait to see you participate again in our next challenge!! Have a great crafty day!!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

  9. Really lovely card. Love the ribbon. :)
    Thanks for inviting me to be your GD! :) xx Kaja

  10. Gorgeous card Kim! It's so elegant and striking.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx

  11. WOW, Kim...your chalkboard technique is gorgeous (I tried..epic fails all!) and your hand-writing? So impressive! The red/black/white is marvelously dramatic...love this card!

  12. Definitely successful Kim! I love your creation. Thank you so much for entering the Christmas Cards All Year Round (Anything Goes) Challenge this time, lots of luck to you. Hugs Sue Pxxx DT

  13. Hello Kim. I love your card. Just three colours black red and white and it looks stunning.

    Your post has also solved one of my problems :). I am new to card making and stamping. I have very few coloured ink pads and also very little experience. I am always worrying about stamping as some of the colours don't look good on some back grounds. So you have showed me a way out. Thanks a lot

    Ms Sharma

  14. Stunning card. Love the dramatic colour contrast. Love it!
    Thank you for playing along with us at CCAYR.
    Have a wonderful day!
    ♥ Lena - DT
    Lena’s Creations

  15. This card is gorgeous! That is awesome that you got this look with a white gel pen - and such beautiful writing! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CCAYR!

  16. What a striking card, thanks for playing along at CCAYR this month.


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