Advent Calendar Extravaganza is -the- festive event of the season! This ‘hop with a twist’ was dreamed up by Taheerah Atchia and features surprise destinations each day! Joining in the fun with Taheerah are ONE HUNDRED special guests – each serving up some fantastic Christmas inspiration! Just like an Advent Calendar, you’ll never know where you’re going to be visiting next until you ‘open the door’!
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Join in the fun every day at taheerah-atchia.com to see what special surprises await behind the door!
Today, I am completely thrilled to be taking part in this special event using one of my absolute favorite companies: Concord and 9th! I am having a love affair with this beautiful Ornamental(C9|SSS|EH) stamp set… There are SO many fun techniques that you can do with the stamp and die set. You can see more of my projects with it here and here.
Today, I have chosen to work with just the stamps from the Ornamental set(C9|SSS|EH) to do some no-line coloring and create a chalkboard look. Chalkboard is one of my absolute favorite techniques, because it is so timeless, and no-line coloring helps me pretend that I have far more drawing abilities than I actually do. 😉 I started with an A2 panel of black card stock, then stamped both the main floral ornament image as well as the “merry and bright” calligraphy from Ornamental (C9|SSS|EH) using Simon Says Stamp White Pigment ink.
Once the image was dry, I used my Prismacolor (AZ|DB|SSS) pencils to color all of the little bits and pieces in. (You can see a video on my process for colored pencils on colored card stock here.) A quick recap on my technique: to maintain the vibrance of the colored pencil on the colored card stock, I first color the entirety of the image using white Prismacolor pencil, then color over the white using the colored Prismacolors and blend with the blender pencil. After coloring all of the floral images, I used the same white pencil to color over the top of the white pigment inked greeting, making it look almost exactly like a chalkboard.
After I had finished coloring everything, I used my T-square to add a frame around the edges with my white pencil. The final little detail was to add a small, white velvet bow at the top of the “ornament” just to add a bit of texture to this flat card, but you could definitely omit that to make it completely flat for mailing.
It’s not a party without a prize – and with prizes every day there are several chances to win! Today’s prize is generously supplied by Concord and 9th, so you’ll definitely want to win! Simply leave a comment on this post – then head back to taheerah-atchia.com and leave a comment there too! You must leave a comment on Taheerah’s blog as well as mine in order to be eligible to win! Don’t forget to grab the other surprise destinations from Taheerah’s blog and head over to them to leave comments there as well to improve your odds even more! You have until 23:59 EST on 31st December 2017 to enter.
Don’t forget Advent Calendar Extravaganza runs from 1st-25th December inclusive so make sure you visit taheerah-atchia.com every day for fabulous inspiration and amazing prizes every single time! Merry Christmas!
Ruby N says
that is so gorgeous, Emily!!! so skillful!
Kristie Goulet says
This is SO gorgeous, Emily!!! I love the colors on black! ♥
Crimson Owl Creations says
Ooooh! This is a really pretty color combination! I love the black background! This is gorgeous!
Mirella Rogan says
Ooooh, so beautiful! Love the colouring and the design – simply fabulous! Thanks so much for sharing and inspiring!
Beverly Sizemore says
WOW…this is a pretty card! Great job creating the no lines chalkboard look!
Cynthia Cole says
Love this chalkboard look!
Stanlee R. says
Gorgeous card. I love the Prismacolors on dark cardstock.
Aunt Min says
Wow, your coloring skills truly showcase the stamp set!
Lisa A creations says
Beautiful card! I love that ornament bundle from Concord & 9th. It’s on my wishlist!
Jan Elmore says
I really like the black and that simple frame is very much perfect!
Becca Yahrling says
Wow, I think this is just stunning! I love the chalkboard look, too.
And that stamp is gorgeous!
Wow, this is an amazing card.
What a beautiful card. The ornament is so pretty and I love that you used colored pencils to create. Love it. Thank you for sharing.
Beautiful Christmas card, LOVE this chalkboard look and the line border detail. Thanks for sharing your colored pencil on colored cardstock tips and link to your video tutorial.
I simply love this card and technique! The chalkboard look is so cool…
This is beautiful!
love that wreath – wonderful card, Emily!
Sara B says
This is a beautiful card! Love the technique!
Miriam Leech says
GORGEOUS!!! As always!
Natalie Winterstein says
Wow! Absolutely stunning! I love it!
Pam D says
A beautiful card!!
Your chalkboard technique with the ornament stamp is gorgeous, Emily! Dramatic and striking! So thrilled to see your creativity highlighted in Taheerah’s Advent Extravaganza!
Barb Macaskill says
Oh me, oh my! Such beauty I do spy with my little eye!
Your card is gorgeous! It has whimsy AND elegance rolled into one! TFS!
This is just beautiful. I love your coloring and the scripty sentiment.
Sue LD says
Very festive with the bright colors and the dark background.
Karen P says
Wow! I love this and Concord and 9th products!
Denise Bryant says
Absolutely beautiful! I love the design on the dark cardstock!
betty lou says
Beautiful card! Love the chalkboard look! Thanks for sharing!
barbara lassiter says
Beautiful card! Love the design and the technique! 🙂
Iris M Soscia says
Stunning card – love the vibrant colors on the dark cardstock.
Lieve S says
Your chalkboard technique gives your card a great look ! Thank you for the tips about colouring on dark cardstock !
Ericka Strange says
Love this look and the pencils on the black look just like chalk. Gorgeous!
joy meadows says
A beautiful card, Emily! Love the chalkboard look.
Greta H says
Strikingly beautiful card!
Suzanne Webb says
Love, love the chalkboard look to this card, simply stunning!
That is BEAUTIFUL!!!! I love the bright white sentiment and the gorgeously coloured flowers and leaves against the black.
Your ornament is so beautiful. Love the coloring on black paper.
Tracey Magner says
I love your card, it is so cool and it does look like chalkboard, it is awesome, great job.
Oooh, this is gorgeous!!
Pam Sparks says
Thanks Emily! I’m going to go try this right now! hehe Beautiful card!
Melanie Ann MacKenzie says
That is a stunningly beautiful card. Cheers.
Wow- this is stunning! Love that black background! Makes the colors pop!
Thank you for the explanation on how you got the colours so vibrant. I’m feeling inspired to try it out now that I’ve read this! The card is amazing!
wow, so striking!
What a beautifully elegant card – love the way you’ve coloured the bauble!
this is stunning!
Theresa Robinson says
What a great stamp set and a beautiful card!
Patricia Mello says
What a beautiful, colorful card.
Sharon O says
Beautiful card! Love the colors on black.
Dee Earnshaw says
wow the colors on the black background really pop – lOVE it:)
I LOVE this! I have so got to try your technique! Thanks for the inspiration!
Jane Crisci says
Love this dramatic card!!
Sarah M says
Love it! I love cards are dark cardstock and this is just beautiful!
What a lovely card – I love that chalkboard look.
Sam Burnett says
Wow – GREAT card, love the technique! TFS!
Sandy M says
Ooooooh! My favorite of the calendar so far. Your coloring is beautiful and the black background makes the flowers stand out so well.
Kim Klinkovsky says
WOW! JUst stunning! I love your colors, design, coloring, details, and those stamps are amazing. Love it. Happy Holidays!
Beth B. says
I think this is my favorite example of the Ornamental stamp set.
Stunning card! The colour on the black background really pops.
Carla Hundley says
card with wonderful
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Trina P. says
So striking! Two perfect techniques to highlight this beautiful image. Fabulous card.
Really pretty! I love the look of the dark background. It really makes everything pop!
Margaret B says
WOW! This is a beautiful card and I love how the colors pop on the black background!
Teresa Doyle says
This is a absolutely stunning Emily, a fantastic card.
Valerie Breingan says
I have this set, you’ve given me huge inspiration.This is stunning.
Such a great card and thanks for the instruction.
ANDREA HASTILOW says
This card has taken my breath away, what a stunning card, the colours used are very Christmas, but it looks so modern & fresh, breath taking x
Angela Person says
GORGEOUS!!! I love this card, so elegant
Wow love your card.
Isabel Z says
Your card is stunning!
Jeanne Beam says
Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing…
Kirsty Vittetoe says
Elizabeth Motyka says
The colorful contrast with the black and white and colors really make your card pop. It is so cheerful- great work
Laurie Liebich says
I love the chalkboard look too! Especially love how the colors just pop on your card.
melissa bi. says
Love this card! Thanks so much for sharing your chalkboard technique.
Gorgeous card Emily. Love the striking look on black. The coloring is amazing!
Lori Ritchie says
Absolutely beautiful, love the bright colors on the black card stock!
Karen Hale says
Splendid card. The colors against the black just pop off the card. Love your chalkboard technique and thanks for the video.
Sharron Gregory says
Love your gorgeous card! The chalkboard look is fabulous!
Vickie Buehler says
Beautiful card! Love the colors
Daria Z. says
Your card is absolutely stunning! I love how the colors look against the black.
Karen P says
Beautiful card. I have been shying away from chalkboard cards but need to give it a try!
Beautiful card ! I love the chalkboard look and you’ve a wonderful job with it!
Mary Holshouser says
Love the black chalkboard for the background.
The wreath is beautiful.
thanks for sharing.
Christa Hamilton says
This card is just stunning on the black background! Thanks for showing us we can color on black cardstock.
Linda BL says
Love the chalk board look of your card.
Susan O'Halloran says
Love everything about this card! The colors really pop on the black cardstock and the chalkboard effect is beautiful!
Crafty Math Chick says
This is awesome! I LOVE the look of black backgrounds with BOLD white sentiments and pops of color! PERFECT card in my opinion!
Love your beautiful card!
This is really cool, love it!
Amy Cooley says
Gorgeous coloring! I love this against the black background.
Masterful coloring! This card is a real standout.
Simply beautiful! Your card is perfect.
Kati Caprara says
This card is just gorgeous!!! I love the black background that showcases the greenery, holly, berries and flowers as well as the huge sentiment! Thanks for the tip on going over everything with white first! Merry Christmas!!
Leanne in Cali says
Love the chalkboard look! Thanks for participating in this fun event!!
Jeanne H says
Indeed, the colors you used look just stunning on the black. Well done!!
Laura Harding Peddicord says
I think black cards are so stunning and yours shows that. It’s beautiful and I really like the chalkboard technique. Thank you so much for sharing.
Yay , the card maker’s equivalent of the LBD – stunning , stylish and should be in every card maker’s ‘wardrobe ‘ !
Love it .
Karthikha Uday says
This is such a beautiful card! Love the chalk blackboard feel! <3
Wonderful! I am going to move on with the posts for today, but will be back to see the video. This gave me a bunch of new ideas to try. (My grand-girl spent the night, and card-making is on the day’s activity list, so I am excited to show her something new!!!) Thank you so much.
Diane Stricker says
Mary-Anne V. says
Love the look of colouring on dark cardstock.
Marjorie DUMONTIER says
Your card is fantastic ! I love that black background so much ! firstname.lastname@example.org
Carla vdM says
Ooooohhh what a wonderfull and elegant card you made in the chalkboard look.
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this card! It has to be one of my top favorites of the entire blog so far. The brightly colored images on the dark background are so striking.
Love that ornament on black, just stunning!
Deborah Kaye says
Gorgeous card! I like how you used the border to ground the ornament. Lovely!
I love the beautiful coloring on the dark card stock, very nice.
Heather Nelson says
Beautiful Floral ornament on black!! Gorgeous!
Your card is stunning ! I’ve tried this difficult technique but I still need some training – LOL !
Lori Walker says
I love the colors on the black – so stunning!
Truly an outstanding card!! Your coloring is absolutely amazing!
I love the no-line coloring and chalkboard effect on your beautiful card!!
Well, I know exactly what card I’m going to try next! I love this idea, and you executed it perfectly. It looks exactly like chalkboard art (minus the annoyance of it erasing whenever you hit it wrong with your arm!). And, of course, the design on that stamp set is genius how you can use the calligraphy or just fill in the florals. So smart on C&9th’s part, and you used it to beautiful effect. Thank you so much for sharing with us and participating in Taheerah’s advent calendar!
Francine D says
Lovely card. I really want to try a chalklike card. I love this big bold sentiment.
Love your ideas!
So gorgeous! Can’t believe I’ve never down chalk
Beautiful…so bright and vibrant
Vicenta Ghylin says
Love your card. Thank you for sharing.
Kathy b says
Love the chalkboard look. Just stunning!
irene Grau says
Meg Crawford says
The black background really makes this card pop! Wonderful work here!
What a beautiful card!!! Love it!!!
Your card is beautiful and unique. Love the chalkboard look!
Gail Plaskiewicz says
You are good! Before I read anything about your technique I said “Oh this looks like a chalkboard. How cool is that?” You did that technique! I am amazed at how talented everyone on this “Hop” is. I love the colors and how it looks like a chalk or black board.Now that I go back and read this again, I see how you made it look like a black board. I might have to try this!
Thanks for showing us your clever card and for giving us the chance to win something. When I win, I am going to buy some white ink so I can try this technique! Love it!
Cynthia B. says
Gorgeous card! Love this chalkboard look – I can never get mine to look like this though! Happy Holidays!
Nives K says
Gorgeous card! Thank You for the inspiration.
Gorgeous card – love the black background – it’s unique and super cool with the colors you chose!
Love the chalkboard look!
Dana W says
Wow!! This is stunning!!
WOW! Absolutely Gorgeous, Colorful, Well designed, Great use of color used to create this work of art! Superb coloring! Great Job! Well done! I believe this may be the first black background/cardstock card in this Advent Extravaganza. You knocked this one out of the park!
Tammy Nyenhuis says
Beautiful coloring! Love the chalkboard look!
Beautiful! Love the black background, which gives such an elegant feel!
Bev Karolak says
Gorgeous card! Love your colouring. Thanks for sharing! 🙂
Marianne Ailing Webb says
Love the card and the detail of highlighting the berries with the white pencil. Makes them pop!
Kim Salito says
Beautiful card. Love your coloring
WOWZERS! I love your coloring on black cardstock, very Pretty!
susie sonnier says
Love the chalkboard look , so pretty
it is fun to see the chalkboard look being used. Love Concord and ninth and I love this card.
Carrie Erickson says
Wow! This is a stunning card! The colors and the white just pop off that chalkboard background! Thanks for sharing!
Laura Miller says
You d justice to the chalk board technique. This looks rich, luxurious and festive.
Karen Letchworth says
This is STUNNING, Emily. I love the black background and the chalkboard effect. Absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for taking part in this special event with Taheera. What a lot of fun!
Sammibug aka Samantha Houp aka Sammi says
STUNNING card! Love the no line coloring and chalkboard effect! Absolutely striking!
Kim Faucher says
AGainst the black this card isn’t so stunning!! Love how stringing it makes the white large sentiment
Emily, this “chalkboard” card is stunning!
Viki Banaszak says
This is gorgeous!!! I love this technique.
Christy Q says
This is breathtaking, Emily! I love how you combined two techniques in your card with the chalkboard and no-line. The image really pops against the chalkboard background.
Gayle Bartholomew says
Beautiful card. The black background makes the colors pop.
Dana M says
So striking! Everything just pops on the black and I love the texture of the pencils.
Cindy K. says
Wow, you nailed the chalkboard effect! Amazing card!!
Lynne Jardine says
Wow!! What a stunner!
Daniela May says
Love the chalkboard style of this card – waiting for my prisma pencils to arrive so I can try the idea. Nice card
Tommie Runner says
Beautiful card, the pencils on dark cardstock are amazing.
Michelle Hackett says
This is a beautiful design. I love black cardstock for Christmas cards. It makes them feel elegant.
Eva Nelson says
Im always scared to use black cards, but you’ve shown how gorgeous they are. Love it!
S Lynn Beaumont says
Beautiful card – and a great technique tip with the white pencil work! Thanks for sharing!
Stacey Kowbel says
Beautiful Christmas card. I love the black base!
Just beautiful!!! So eye-catching!!
Janet Sisk says
Oh, so pretty! I just love the chalkboard look, too. Thanks for the inspiration. 😀
Ann K. says
Love it — everything just POPS on that dark cardstock…
Stunning card…loved it…
I love the look of pencils on dark cardstock and this is beautiful, Emily.
What a beautiful card!
D.Ann C says
Nifty chalkboard look! I really must try coloring on black paper… love it!
That is absolutely stunning!!
JANE S. says
Very pretty card!
Leslie Gladney says
Amazing card, I love it!
Judie Attard says
Wow this card is absolutely stunning!!!
Heather L DePasquale says
Beautiful! Must get this stamp set. It reminds me of KW’s calligraphy. Thanks for sharing!
Lindsay S says
This is absolutely beautiful!
Helen F. says
Very elegant and beautiful! Love this, Emily
Kathy O, says
This ornament stamp set is on my wish list an your chalkboard design is beautiful.
Love the chalkboard look of this card! I have never used my prismacolors on dark cardstock, but you have inspired me to give it a go.
Donna Ligon says
I love the colors! gorgeous!
Wow! This is stunning!!!
Gorgeous on that black base!
Beautiful coloring on the black!
F. Andre says
Beautiful result. Love to see coloured pencils on black. Thanks for the inspiration.
Kris Reeves says
I love that everything is in the ornament shape!
Debbie A Smith says
I love love love it! The black is so elegant and not harsh. I think I may have to add the stamps sets to my wish list so I can scrap lift.
Beverly Jordan says
Spectacularly gorgeous!!! I can see why you are having a love affair with this gorgeous stamp set and am in awe of your beautiful bright and vibrant colors against the black background!! Love the added white lines which really frame it so well!! Love Concord & 9th and would love to win their giveaway!!!
A stunning card. You showcased this awesome stamp set beautifully…and your coloring is fabulous!
Love your card, it is so pretty.
Sabrina Radican says
This card is so very beautiful! Love the chalkboard effect against the pitch black base. Looks really stunning!
Tina Miceli says
I love this card. It is very festive and would be lovely in a little frame to decorate a small table, shelf or even on the kitchen counter or dining room hutch.
Michel Espey says
Love the card.
Susan T says
I love your no line coloring. A must try techniquie.
Larissa Heskett says
SQUEAL!! Just BEAUTIFUL!! I just ADORE this Card!! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and INSPIRING!! Have a FABULOUS New Year!! =)
Larissa Heskett says
SQUEAL!! Just BEAUTIFUL!! I just ADORE the Chalkboard Design of your Card!! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and INSPIRING!! Have a FABULOUS New Year!! =)
Kathy J in Ellicott City says
Beautiful Card! Love the coloring!
Miriam Prantner says
Wow! The coloring over the white pigment looks absolutely amazing!!!
your card is completely wonderful! thank you for explaining your chalkboard technique; I am so going to ‘borrow’ that!
Wow, that is pretty!
Angie Hall says
It’s obvious, you are not only a card maker but you are an artist. This pencil colored masterpiece is truly gorgeous. I watched your technique video. Laying down a white layer before adding color makes each petal shine. Thanks so much for sharing your talents.
Karen Ramsey says
This card is simply stunning…a true work of art!!
jessica kerr says
That is simply stunning, it looks so real, not like a stamped image, wow! Thank you for sharing!
Kathy Mc says
Beautifully done, Emily! I love that chalkboard technique and appreciate all your tips for coloring on black card stock.
Lynn Hardy says
Oh wow – what a stunning card! I love it.