Monday, December 2, 2013

Merry Monday 86


Happy Monday, peeps!  It’s time for another Merry Monday challenge, and Lesley has a fun one today:

The chalkboard technique is pretty trendy right now, and I had just the right “subway-style” stamp to use:

LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings Merry Monday 86 Chalkboard Christmas

I know a lot of tutorials encourage you to sort of smudge the “chalk” to make the chalkboard look more realistic, but I just stamped my words in white craft ink and set it with some white pastels.  Close-up, you can see some smudging, but from here, it looks pretty clean.  This image is fairly tall, so I made my card a tent-style one,  added a nice little diecut mat to the top, where I attached my silver bell, greenery and bow:


Since SU now has the envelope board, it was a piece of cake to make a custom envelope for my extra-tall card!  I have been hoarding a plethora of older 12x12 Christmas paper, so I pulled some out to make the envelope, and now it’s ready to go into my Christmas card stash!  I know that you’ll want to try this chalkboard technique this week, and you’ll want to share it with us at the Merry Monday challenge, found on Lesley’s blog, Always Playing with Paper!  Can’t wait to see yours!


A couple more pictures from Thanksgiving!


Have a blessed day!

Wee Project Details
Stamps Holiday Noteblock (Purple Onion Designs)
Card stock & Papers     Riding Hood Red, Brushed Silver, Garden Green, Basic Black,, Whisper White
 Ink Craft White
Accessories Silver Cord, Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding
Tools     Big Shot, CB Snowflake EF, Perfect Polka Dots EF, White Pastels, MS Branch Punch, Bell Die (Lil'Inker), Dazzing Diamonds Glitter


  1. LeAnne, I love how you made this style card. It is so unique and different. The jingle bell with the sprigs at the top is perfect! I am in love with the jingle bells from Lil' Inker. ;)

  2. Oh, I love this LeAnne! I just love black with green and red! your die cut and ribbon treatment are perfect on here!

  3. Wow I love this! The chalkboard is great and that die cut greenery and jingle bell
    Is sweet!

  4. Love the cool shape of your card! Great use of the technique and the pretty accents at the top are perfect!!! Your girls are so pretty!

  5. Beautiful card! I love the chalk board look and I can never get to to look this beautiful. This card is inspiring. Pinned. Thanks for sharing!

  6. Beautiful card LeAnne. I love the greenery and silver bell.

  7. I LOVE this stamp and the tall card! That jingle bell die and greenery are so pretty atop the chalkboard! I like the clean look!

  8. Love the fold you used on this LeAnne - you have the perfect stamp for your blackboard - and what a sweet bell on top!

  9. Wondeful card LeAnne, I love the greenery with the bell.

  10. Oh my goodness LeAnne what a fabulous card!! Your design is amazing and I love the little bell!

  11. Fabulous chalkboard card LeAnne! Love your large sentiment stamp - it's awesome! ... and perfect for a tent card. The jingle bell, pine sprigs and red bow really top it off beautifully! Loll xx

  12. What a fabulous card this would be to get in the mail! It is really pretty, LeAnne, and perfect for that subway sentiment! Thanks for the great family photos, too! Hugs, Darnell

    (P.S. If you don't mind others CASEing how you did your table style for your ingredients, I would love to know how you did that. A few months ago, Blogger started putting extra row spacing in my list and a box around my name and it drives me nuts. But if it's proprietary, I understand. It looks great!!)

  13. Beautiful card, LeAnne! That main image is just gorgeous and made for the chalkboard technique. Your embellishments are also perfect.

  14. Yes beautiful and pinned and will need to CASE this!!

  15. This subway art card is awesome, LeAnne!

    Thanks so much for leaving love today. :) My foot,'s getting there. Been 5 months+ and still have pain daily. It's lessening little by little, so there *is* progress.

    I have been thinking about you, and so it was nice to see you today. Just signed myself up as a subscriber to your blog, too. :)

  16. I just love the shape of your card LeAnne. Your chalkboard is so beautifully embellished with the foliage, ribbon and a bell.The glitter is a lovely wee touch.

  17. Great stamp choice for this challenge! Really like the bell and greenery, too. Then, a tent card to boot! It has it all!

  18. You nailed the challenge this week LeAnne, love every detail of your card, especially that little bell die cut.

  19. Love how you make the different style and decided to case your card. Thank you for the inspiration!

  20. Love this, LeAnne! Your sentiment is perfect for the chalkboard technique and I adore the ribbon & greens you've added to the top! Love the tent topper style of card! Haven't made one of those in ages! Happy Holidays!!! :)


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