Want to hear something hilarious? I made this card quite a while ago (I've mentioned before that I tend to create in batches, photograph in batches, and blog in batches, so my projects aren't often "fresh" with the exception of scheduled things - TGIF, upcoming Artisan Design Team posts, etc.) Anyway, I mentioned yesterday that a girlfriend and I shopped 'til we dropped on Saturday - we were standing at the cash register at Home Sense (the Canadian equivalent of Home Goods) and they had gift cards that looked almost exactly like this card! Too funny, right? Usually those sorts of things result in an "inspired by..." post, but this one was pure coincidence.
The faux chalkboard creates a beautiful background for a shiny focal image on this card. If you haven't done it before, the faux chalkboard is an easy technique with a big impact - using a sponge, lightly swipe your Whisper White Craft Ink over Basic Black cardstock. When you reach your desired effect, heat-set to prevent smudging. That's it!
Apparently gold reindeer and faux chalkboards are hot this season - recreate the look with your Stampin' Up supplies for an on-trend card or a fabulous home decor piece. Your imagination is your only limit!