Monday, November 11, 2013

November Tag 2013 - Chalkboard Holiday cards

Good morning everyone,
I hope you're all doing well on this cold and soon to be snowy Monday morning. Today I am working on the November tag challenge that Tim Holtz does each month. If you'd like to know more about it you can check out his blog here. This month features a chalk technique Tim showed us in CC102 class. If you want to take some wonderful classes, I can tell you Tim will give you what you are looking for. So, I did start with the black tag as Tim had done and I do like that effect.  The chalk works differently on the smooth surface of the tag versus a paper with tooth. Then I started thinking about other colors for the holidays. I found some green linen and blue paper, some specialty paper, and some of Tim's papers I've been hoarding since last Christmas. So here are all the photos so that you can see the dimension and what chalk does on the different surfaces. 
The Christmas Holidays tag on the green card is done on a smooth coated black tag. The green paper is linen and the blue is spectra.
I love how the linen texture picks up the chalk in the pictured above cards. The green paper looks like the old green chalk boards we had when I was young.
The above cards are on navy blue cardstock. Sorry my photos don't show the color better.
I love the papers from Tim's Christmas stack. I just layered them up on the card for a background.

Tim paired up with Stampers Anonymous and Sizzix to make some awesome stamps that have matching dies. These trees are so easy to stamp and cut with one of these sets.

Hope you have a wonderful day and remember to check out Tim's tag and classes.


Marianne H said...

They are FAB!! Your technique is just super, i can't get it right its difficult. Have a nice day.

Robyn said...

Nice cards- thanks for showing the different papers

Neet said...

These are truly awesome. Thank you so much for sharing - now I need to try to do one of these cards.
Brilliant inspiration - thanks.
hugs, neet xx