Friday, 16 August 2013

a Christmas chalkboard fusion...

Hey peeps!

Get me, two cards in two days!  Hopefully I'll be able to keep it up :)

Today I have a card for the Fusion card challenge.  I consider it to be a 'fusion' card as I used the chalkboard element from the inspiration image and loosely used the sketch...that's where the layout started anyway...I hope you can see that!?

Here is the inspiration board...

...and my little card...

Can you see the sketch?!  I kept the banner and exchanged the flower for a circular snowflake-y element.  I have had this stamp for years and I think this is actually the first time I've used it on a card...shame on me!  I 'adjusted' the panels too...they're still there, just in a different proportion to the sketch ;)  I kinda ad-libbed with this card, I had a vague idea in my head when I started and then just made the rest up as I went along...I'm pretty pleased with how it turned out too which is always a bonus!

The sentiment is embossed in WOW's White Twinkle embossing glitter which is GORGEOUS!  However, due to my lighting set up still being the same as it was the last time I tried to take photo's of sparkles you can't see that!  I tried taking a close up photo but it really didn't show anything so it wasn't really worth posting...I tried though!  Thinking about it, I should've embossed the tree using the same powder, it may have added a touch of elegance...maybe I'll make another one that's more sparkly!  ;)

Thank you for stopping by guys ;)

Card:      Paper Mill Direct - White, Black
Stamps: Inkadinkado - Doodle Frames Holiday; Papermania - Let It Snow; Verve - Glad Tidings
Ink:        Ranger - Perfect Medium
Other:    WOW! - Opaque Bright White, White Twinkle; Spellbinders - Classic Edges One; rhinestones


  1. Cool chalkboard effect Sian! So glad you joined in the fun @ FUSION, hope to see you again soon :)

  2. I love black and white vhristmas cards they always look so elegant, and this card is no exception, it's gorgeous Sian, you should be very proud of it!!
    Love Kelly xx

  3. Love, love, love it, Sian! Way to go using your NBUS, too!!

  4. wow this is terrific :), love the white on black, simply gorgeous


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