Sunday, November 9, 2014

Just us Girls and Simon Says Wednesday Challenge

It is Trend Week and as you can see the challenge is Chalkboard.  I wanted to use this cute bear that I am pretty sure I got from Whipper Snapper Designs and I thought the chalkboard effect would be interesting.  I really like how it turn out.

I made it a Christmas scene, by  stamping a gift,  from  GKD, Just a Little Something.  Die cut a cardinal on top.  He is stamped in White GKD ink on to Christmas Pine CS.  I used a design from Warm Woolen Mittens to stamp the design on the white card base. 

Here is my card

On the vellum strip, I printed the word Beary with a Versamark pen and heat embossed with platinum powder.  A wooden snowflake with a silver bead was add to secure the strip.  I found that I could use a double sticky tape to secure the other end of the vellum without it showing. 
I think that I will make him into another card and he will be a pull out ornament. Or maybe a tag.... oh the possibilities!
I am entering this card in the Just Us Girls  #266 Trend Week and
Simon Says Wednesday, Thinking of you.


  1. Gorgeous card Barbara :-) I love the white image on black ,, very cute and the vellum banner is fab too :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Lols x x x

  2. This is so cute! Love your wonderful sweater background and that cute bear. The Christmas Pine color is stunning! Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls!

  3. Beautiful card design and love the chalk board look you achieved. The red bird is the perfect compliment.

  4. Love this card Barbara. Beautiful layout and the cardinal is a perfect touch of colour. Glad you joined us this week at Just us Girls.

  5. AWESOME! Love this technique (although I can not make it look right myself) thank goodness I can look at your creations and see it!!! I am so loving Vellum these days too (just bought a 50 pack of plain Vellum) Wonderful job my friend!

  6. What a super cute card!! Love the little red bird, and that little bear is just so sweet. I'm in love with that background - I think I need that stamp set. Love that look!!! Geesh, I have to keep myself from buying any more Christmas stuff, I have so much I'll never use it all, and still I want more. Oh, and that wooden snowflake is the bomb!!! *wink wink*

  7. This is so cute! Love the chalkboard look.

  8. How adorable is this card!! LOVE that bear stamp you used and the scene you created! Thanks for joining in the Chalkboard challenge at Just Us Girls!

  9. Adorable card! Such a sweet image! Love the chalkboard effect!!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!


  10. I love it when other colors are used for the chalkboard technique - and your dark teal looks GREAT!

  11. Great job with the Chalk technique at JUST Us Girls....Love how well the chalk background blends with the paper. Really a super job and an adorable image!

  12. Such a fabulously cute card! Love your use of the chalk technique!