Friday, October 12, 2018

Sending Joy - chalkboard card and ornament

Welcome back! I must again start my post with a huge thank you! So many messages and sweet comments left every where about Sending Joy. They are so sweet and thoughtful, my heart is totally touched and full! 

The wreath look from my first day's card was still with me, but I wanted to change it up. The final scene in White Christmas (one of my favorite Christmas movies of all-time) features silver and red. There is something chic and retro about that color palette. So I used it on this card. I stamped the pine branch image with white ink on black card stock.

After stamping the berries, I used a Quickie glue pen to fill in the circles. I poured red glitter (gasp, glitter again) over the top. To tie in the berries, I layered a piece of silver glitter cardstock underneath the black panel. Chic and fun!

Now about those ornaments I talked about earlier this week. These ornaments are so easy, you will be able to make enough to fill your tree this year! These chalkboard black ornaments are kind of flat, not entirely, but they are certainly not a sphere.I picked these up at a big box craft store on clearance at the end of last year. 

Stamping on a rounded surface can be tricky. I attempted to stamp with the image on a block, but the rolling motion was too complicated and didn't leave a good image behind. So I had an polymer stamps are flexible...what if I didn't use the block...?

I inked up the image (with an ink made for surfaces like this) and picked it up with my hand. I placed it down on the ornament and gently pushed it onto the ornament surface. And look! It worked really, really well! 

To add more Christmas to the ornament, I stamped and die cut images from Sending Joy. The coordinating dies have a slight edge around the stamped part, bringing a nice finishing touch. And that star? More about that tomorrow! I do love me some red and black buffalo check!!!

See you again tomorrow. Hopefully I can sneak some good creative time tomorrow. If not, it will be because my parents are here for a visit. It is wonderful to have them here, as they live a long way away. My heart could burst with happiness today!

P.S. Can Stephanie Clapper please email me? You asked me a super question and I cannot find a way to reach you! :D You can click the link on the right side of my blog to email me. Thanks!

Sincerely Yours,
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stephanie clapper said...

Good morning Kimberly! First, I wrote down your e-mail address, so I'll do that today. Thank you!! Your joy card is so elegant. And adding the silver embossing to your vellum joy added the perfect touch! Your handwriting is lovely! SO- I looked up chalkboard ornaments on Amazon & they have a set of 3 spheres & 3 stars for $8. I didn't take a longer look so it might be inexpensive elsewhere. Because your ornaments are a fantastical idea!! I have another question about those too. (Sorry). Kimberly, you are SO creative! And I LOVE your style!! Thank you VERY much for sharing your inspiration! Enjoy your visit with your parents & please email when they've left & at your leisure! :)

Celeste Goff said...

Wow Kimberly, your card and ornament are just gorgeous! Love black for a Christmas non-traditional!

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Awesome, Both pieces are just fun and beautiful . Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful weekend.

Kathy Mc said...

Love the chalkboard look and goes so well with Buffalo plaid! Those ornaments are adorable. Enjoy your parents' visit!

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