Friday, November 12, 2010

Deck The Halls Blog Hop

It's Blog Hop time!! The Angel Company is sponsoring a blog hop with a Christmas/Holiday theme. To get all the details and to play along go check out Mischelle Blog!!

I LOVE Christmas time so I have all these ideas in my head of things I want to create. However, I haven't had much time to create them yet! SO I decided to share a card with you.


This card is using a "new" technique to me. I had never done this before, saw it in a magazine using leaves and KNEW that I had to try it! Glorious Holiday, which is a new set from the Fall Supplement was the perfect image to use. I stamped the image using VersaMagic Chalk White Ink on black cardstock. I then used my Jewel Tone Shimmer Chalk to pounce on the ink. It gives it such an awesome look!
Since I wanted the square images to be the main focus, I kept my card simple. You may notice the score line on my green cardstock. A little trick I picked up is to score a line on my cardstock and then use that line as a guide when cutting with decorative edge scissors. This way you are *almost* guaranteed to cut in a straight line!

Thanks so much for stopping by! The hop will continue to grow so be sure to check back HERE for new posts. I hope you'll find some time to join us as well!! BTW, I did another Christmas project Thursday using another new set, Reindeer Food...in case you missed it you can check it out HERE.

23 comments:

Seleise said...

ooh - love this card! and, I haven't tried the smooshing on white ink - am sooo going to have to try this one! And, love the cutting tip! super duper!

Chelsea said...

what a great card ... love that you stamped on the black cardstock and colored with chalks!

Kris said...

Yes the squares is the main focal point in my eyes! it's a beautiful card!! Saw this style in a magazine and wanted to try it too! i think you have just reinforced that for me!! i have to try it! soon!

Patti J said...

Oooh...lovin' the shimmer! Beautiful card, Michelle - great idea!

Karen S said...

This is a fabulous technique, and the results are stunning!

StampinCarol said...

This is beautiful!! Love the subtle colors on the bright background! Just elegant!

Paula-Kay Bourland said...

That IS a neat technique, Michelle. I like it. Thanks for sharing.

Debra Miller said...

This technique does make the holly the main focus. Neat technique!

Sandy said...

Very pretty - great technique

Teresa Jenkins said...

So pretty, love this technique!

Danni said...

What a neat technique!! Fabulous card, so pretty!

Eva said...

The holly on your card just pops right out. It looks great!

Anna said...

So pretty, Michelle. Love the tip on the score line and scissors. I can't cut straight so that's a great tip!

Tricia said...

So pretty! The color just pops!

Mischelle smith said...

How cool is this! I so want to try this technique!

Christine said...

Very pretty!

Sharon said...

Thanks for reminding me about the technique. Your card came out great.

Glittered Paws said...

What an awesome card and what a great technique - love your hint on cutting straight with the designer scissors - I NEVER can cut straight with those things.

Angela K said...

Just beautiful! TFS

Barb said...

Beautiful card, Michelle! LOVE the technique, too :)

Tina said...

ooohhhhh, I love this!

Silli said...

OM, wonderful creation, love the colors...HUGS

Julie Robinson said...

love this technique - don't think about it much!!!!

Beautiful card!