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Monday, February 8, 2016

HOLLY JOLLY

I'm the guest designer on Merry Monday today as I won their challenge a few weeks ago with this card.  The challenge for this week is to use the chalkboard technique - if you're not familiar with it, google it and you'll find lots of ideas - there are several ways to achieve the "look".


I first white heat embossed the sentiment on the black cs.  Then I took my white pigment ink and lightly sponged the edges and swirled around a bit more on the card to give it that chalkboard look.  Gold embossed and colored the holly leaves with my Zig brushes and fussy cut.  Then went looking in my stash for some paper for a mat and finally settled on the polka dots with a tan card base.  Put it all together and popped up the leaves and added the red enamel dot berries.

Hope you join in their challenge this week - the chalkboard technique is a few years old but still a fun, easy and great look.  So hop on over to Merry Monday and check out all the other wonderful inspiration from their design team.

Thanks for stopping by and your kind comments



24 comments:

  1. Betty, wow - your card is amazing!! Thanks so much for being our Guest Designer this week!

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  2. Congratulations on a well deserved GD spot Betty! Love that chalkboard card! Have a great week! Hazel xx
    My Card Attic

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  3. Betty your card is amazing! I love your layout and the pops of color with the holly and berries! Thank you for joining us as the guest this week at Merry Monday!

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  4. Pretty layers and colors you used to accent the chalkboard! Thanks for being our Guest Designer this week at Merry Monday!

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  5. Great card with the chalkboard technique Betty!! And congrats on being GD at Merry Monday --- well deserved honour! xx

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  6. Very pretty colors and layers to accent the chalkboard! Thank you for joining us as Guest Designer this week at Merry Monday!

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  7. Love, love, love these holly leaves, Betty! Beautifully colored! Thanks for joining our team this week!

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  8. This is the perfect chalkboard look, Betty! Love that sentiment with the big holly leaves - such a great design :)

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  9. Congratulations Betty ! I love your holly chalkboard design, so fun and beautiful!

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  10. Congrats on the win and the subsequent GD spot. Your card is fabulous and perfectly captures a lovely festive chalkboard.

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  11. The black and tan is an awesome combination. Love this card!

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  12. Love the addition of color to your chalkboard with the pretty holly! Congrats on your Guest Designer spot!!

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  13. A really effective look and I love the pop of colour from the holly!

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  14. Congrats on your win and Guest DT spot, Betty! Gorgeous card! I love the bold white alphas on the chalkboard background and your beautiful coloring on the holly leaves...so pretty!

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  15. Beautiful chalk board card, Betty. Thanks for being our GD this week at Merry Monday.

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  16. The chalkboard technique has never been my thing, but your card is just gorgeous, Betty!

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  17. Congrats Betty! Your winner card was so pretty with beautifully arranged leaves! This one is bold and gorgeous! The chalkboard panel looks so cool!

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  18. Hi Betty - I think your card is stunning. I've just added my card to the challenge and I seem to have CASEd you! xx

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  19. Gorgeous chalkboard with the bright green/red holly, Betty - love it!!

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  20. This is stunning Betty! Congrats on your guest design!

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  21. Awesome Chalkboard card Betty, love the holy sprig. Lovely to have you as our Guest Designer this week.

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  22. So pretty Betty, I love the beautiful details on your holly. So glad you could join us as Guest Designer this week.

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