Saturday, December 7, 2013

Christ The Savior Is Born

I am playing along with Merry Monday #86 challenge over on Lesley's blog Always Playing With Paper.  The challenge is to use the "chalkboard technique" on your Christmas card.  For my card layout I used an older Deconstructed Sketch #105.
My card base is Whisper White, the mats are all Basic Black and the DSP is from Simple Stories December Documented 6x6 pad.  I stamped the sentiment and frame from Verve's Unto Us in Whisper White Craft ink on some Tim Holtz chalboard like paper and embossed it with white embossing powder.  I used Verve's Classy Label die to cut it out.  The holly leaves are a MS punch and I punched separate berries from Cherry Cobbler CS.  The frame and holly leaves are mounted with foam dimensionals.  The border is done with SU Scallop Trim border punch. I added a Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding ribbon and my card was done.
I am going to link this to Verve's December Diva Dare as it has some of my favorite new Verve stamps:  Unto Us and the Classy Label Die
Thanks for stopping by.  I appreciate you taking the time to leave a comment.
Happy Stamping,


  1. JoAnn, this is a great card using the Chalkboard technique. I love all your different patterned papers and the sentiment is the star of the show. Thank you for joining us at Merry Monday this week.

  2. Hi JoAnn, another lovely card from you :-) I love the shape of the chalkboard frame you have used and the sentiment is wonderful. The holly, lacey edge and ribbon accents finish it perfectly. Thank you so much for joining us at Merry Monday.

  3. Just lovely! Great take on the sketch! Love the chalkboard technique. I must give it another try!:-)

  4. I love the message on your chalkboard, JoAnn! Pretty papers and bow too! Thanks for sharing this with us at Merry Monday!

  5. Oh, this is beautiful! Love the colors and that sweet holly.

  6. Love the look of this card, JoAnn--so pretty & the music background is perfect with the wonderful words of the carol!


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