Monday, December 10, 2012

Chalkboard Style Christmas Banner

 In trying to keep with a neutral Christmas, I made this JOY banner.  I cut black chipboard and rubbed it with chalk to give it the chalkboard look.  I white embossed the letters from the Giant Alphabet collection from Oxford Impressions, and the label from O.E.'s Sleigh Bells collection.  Along the top edge, I attached a punched snowflake trim. I embellished with various scraps of vintage lace, rhinestones, buttons, and cut outs.  Silver tinsel trim and a spritz of shimmer finish it off.

Linking up with Knick of Time Christmas in July Party!
And these other great parties:
Make It Pretty Monday at The Dedicated House
Tweak it Tuesdays at Cozy Little House
Wow Us Wednesdays
Transformation Thursday @ The Shabby Creek Cottage
Creative Things Thursday @ The Vintage Farmhouse 
Blog Stalking Thursday @ The Crafty Blog Stalker


Artful Augments said...

Laura, this is beautiful!


Kai said...

Hello, Laura! I am Kai, and what a BAD person I am for not commenting sooner! I found your blog about a week ago & have SO enjoyed oogling all your beautiful things since! But 'tis the season to be busy so I've JUST read & looked & not said HOW MUCH I enjoy it! I'll be BETTER - promise! In the meantime, I want to tell you that your creations and your spirit are lovely! Merry Christmas!

Laura Turner said...

Hi Kai! Thanks so much for your sweet comments. I'm glad you have been enjoying my creations! It is so much fun to share and also see what others have been making. Have a Merry Christmas, and I hope Santa brings you something wonderful. Even the naughty deserve something nice! lol!

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Hi Laura, wow, I'm crazy about your banner, and I've been over to the Oxford Impressions site to check on these stamps. I have a question, did you use these to stamp without some sort of "mounting"? I checked their site to see if they sold something, but couldn't find anything. I think they'd be great for using on a faux chalkboard. Could you just give me the lowdown on how you used them? just joined as a follower! thanks for linking up to Vintage Inspiration!

Laura Turner said...

Hi Debra! So glad you liked the banner. I really love your site and will be happy to have more time to look at everything! I'm going to make a tutorial on mounting the stamps, because there are definitely "best" ways to do it--which I learned trial and error after many years. I'm going to check with Suzanne at O.E. right now about the mounting material as I've had others ask about that. My favorite is EZ Mount foam. I also find that trimming with a hot knife tip helps get very close to the rubber so no inky edges on your stamped project. Stay tuned for an update.

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Hey Laura, thanks so much, I'm looking forward to your tutorial, these stamps look fabulous!!

Jann Olson said...

Hi Laura, I saw you featured at Common Ground. Love your sweet banner! Now following you.
p.s. I have a link party, Share Your Cup Thursday. I would love to have you join us!

Laura Turner said...

Hi Jann, Thank you for hopping on over and thanks for your invite. I'll be joining you soon!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

What a cute idea and I love the chalkboard look. Thanks for sharing your ideas with Christmas in July.

Bliss said...

That banner is purdy cute, so I'm pinning it. Thank you for joining Christmas in July.

Angie Chavez said...

So pretty! Thanks for sharing at the Christmas in July party - I'm featuring you!

Angie @ Knick of Time

Art and Sand said...

What a beautiful banner.

Susan Clayton said...

This is so beautiful!