Saturday, December 6, 2014

In the Spirit of Christmas

Good morning-
Calypso here to share with you a gorgeous card made using the "Chalk Board Technique" which I completely love.  I know that black is not really a color used most often for Christmas cards, but I just could't help myself.
For my card today, I am using "Madonna and Child Stained Glass" and "Merry Christmas" sentiment; which have all been heat embossed with "White Detailed Embossing Powder".  I then took the SweetStamps white dye ink and with a q-tip, added the white detail above the head of the image and around the sentiment.  I then distressed the edges.
I try not to make 6x6 cards, simply because I do not have the envelopes for them, but I could't resist adding more and more detail to the card.  That is a rare occurrence for me too, since I like to keep my cards clean and simple, but not over ally simple.  I added the candy dots on the left hand corner and and gorgeous clusters of flowers. 
  You can link your card to this weeks challenge: Challenge #198 - Christmas Spirit

Hugs, 
Nazeema "Calypso" Thompson



5 comments:

Roxie said...

I like the way you used this image, the white highlight really makes a statement!

Sandy Fredrick said...

Beautiful design, I love contrast of the colors and how you highlighted the image with the chalkboard technique.

Sherrie K. said...

Wow, what a gorgeous card! The layering is fabulous and love the image! The chalkboard technique is so fun-looks amazing!
Sherrie K

Donna K said...

Lovely! The chalkboard technique looks wonderful with this image!

Shelly Schmidt said...

LOVE- swooning over this gorgeous card!!!