Saturday, December 26, 2015

Papertrey Ink December Blog Hop

hello and happy blog hop day! I hope you all had a fantastic Christmas (or whatever you celebrate or just an awesome Friday if you don't celebrate anything!) Today I have a card for this month's Papertrey Ink Blog Hop. (and today is also my 30th birthday! yay!)

This is the inspiration picture for this month:

My card is for sure not one of my favorites, but my studio is a disaster overflowing with Christmas fallout, so it's as good as can be expected :)

I die cut the mega mat stack 4 die with smokey shadow cardstock and stamped the sentiment with versamark and embossed it with Hero Arts white embossing powder. Then I stamped all of the leaves and berries first with white pigment ink, and then on top (but slightly offset) with dye ink, the berries are all in Lawn Fawn Lobster Ink, the holly leaves are Hero Arts Emerald and the other leaves are Lawn Fawn Freshly Cut Grass dye ink. I smeared a little white pigment ink over the die cut with a makeup sponge to make it look like a chalkboard. I added the sparkly enamel dots and then attacked it with a white gel pen to add all of the details and the frame. I mounted it on a red card base stamped with the wood background in lobster ink and then added the baker's twine to finish it off! (the red cardstock is a little torn because it took me a few tries to settle on a design and one of the times i was moving the die cut around the adhesive didn't want to let go of the card base and I was too lazy and sleepy to stamp another base!)

So that's about it for me today, no big birthday plans as we have another Christmas celebration today with my aunts, uncles, and cousins. I'll be back to regular blogging next week. Have a great day!





  1. Well, I like it, even if it isn't one of your favorites! Hope you have a wonderful birthday!

  2. I think it is so pretty - it sounds like you have a lot of celebrating going on there - have fun!

  3. I think your card turned out beautiful and I love the red behind the really pops! And Happy 30th...hope your day is truly special!! :0)

  4. Just your wonderful chalkboard look.

  5. Lovely design and neat way to wrap the twine!

  6. Beautiful! I love the chalkboard technique!

  7. Great chaulkboard card, Becky! Very pretty

  8. Such a pretty card! I love your chalkboard background and the twine down the side is perfect!

  9. Your base looks perfect and so does your card! Great take on the photo!

  10. Your chalkboard look is so on trend and so well done! Love this card.


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