I finished 4 cards for my boys to write thank you notes to their God parents. Since I homeschool them, I can use this for their school and that gives them incentive to write nicely. You know how boys are with pencils in their hands, "oh, I can't write that much","oh, my fingers hurt", "when is this over"....you get what I mean. 2 are Magnolia cards colored in Copics and 2 are basic cards using a chalkboard technique that I have been seeing lately. I found the best tutorial at Betsy's blog here.
I just love Edwin sitting on the sleigh looking at the long list of wants. I put my kids name on the list to personalize it. The paper is Memory Keeper "Winter Frost" and the metal charm near the bow is also from that set. It comes with a page of tags and little spaces to write to I chose a few of those to use on this card.
Here is a different view where you can see the embellishments more
The inside is uses the same paper and a writing space, I love how it coordinates.
I made 2 of this card with the ideas that I have seen from the Chalkboard look. The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink and made a nice chalkboard look for me. I received some nice Candy's in the mail from recent winnings and incorporated them on this card and the next. Fun surprises, Thanks Janiel
Another card with Edwin on the sleigh using Echo Park paper "Very Merry Christmas". I tore the bottom and inked it for texture on the card then I place the ribbon over it. The shiny stars dangle from the side. Once again I have another childs name on the list, this list could have been miles long! lol
My Hubby gave me a new camera and I am trying to figure out how to use it, I hate reading instructions but some of the photos are better than others. I cannot justify the nicer DSLR camera's as I break them with in a year, I do not know why, just happens. This camera is a step down from the entry level DSLR. I am hoping for a longer life as well as clearer photo's on this camera.
The inside of the the card. I did the chalkboard sentiment on the left and a poinsettia in the corner on the right.
Here is the close up of the Chalkboard look
Black paper and SU craft white ink, sponge lightly the edges, simple. Betsy show's you how to step it up a bit and create a more ornate one.
I hope you enjoyed your Christmas holiday with family and now looking forward to New Years and all that is yet to come. Wishing you happiness and good health to all.
Happy New Year!!