Well I have been going through all the swaps that I received from convention and wanted to share a couple of my favorites with you! Chalk Talk has become one of my favorite sets. It is funny because when I first looked through the new catalog, Chalk Talk was not high on my list of new sets that I just had to have…
But then I played around with it and now really love it! It is a very versatile set that plays well with any of the designer papers and color schemes! Here are a couple of swaps that I received that I really like and show the versatility of the set!
This first card was designed by one of my long time Stampin’ Friends, Jeannette Swain. She and I have been a member of the Sensational SU Swappers group for many years. That is my favorite group of SU ladies. They are each so talented!
This card is made with the Mosaic Madness designer paper. The card base is Island Indigo with a layer of Baked Brown Sugar (one of the new in-colors). She also uses the new Deco Labels Framelits to make the Center piece. Each layer is attached with dimensionals to add depth to the card. She finished the card off with some Island Indigo baker’s twine and 4 little pearl jewels in the corner of the frame lit. Great Card Jeannette!
This next card was designed by Kristie Bare whom I don’t personally know. I do love this card and the details that she added to it! This is truly a WOW card!
The card base is basic black cardstock with a layer of Coastal Cabana and a 3rd layer of whisper white. The white has been embossed with the Perfect Polka Dot Embossing Folder. The stamped image has been stamped with black Staz-on and cut out with the Chalk Talk framelits. This was layered onto another piece of basic black card stock. Kristie used the Coastal Cabana marker and outlined some of the elements of the stamped image so they Pop!. She punched a flower with coastal cabana cardstock and also embossed this with the perfect polka dot embossing folder. She used several punches to make a layered piece for the center of the flower. The 7/8″ scallop circle punch, the 1/2″ circle punch, the flower from the itty bitty punch pack and a small circle. She used black taffeta ribbon with a scrap of coastal cabana card stock under the stamped image. And last but not least, she used dazzling details to highlight the center of the flower and the two small flowers on the Chalk Talk image as well as 3 small circles on the bottom right of the card. Simply Stunning!!
The third Chalk Talk card that I received was from Connie Thompson, another demonstrator that I don’t know personally. I really like the contrast of this card.
The card base is basic black with a layer of whisper white. She added a piece of strawberry slush designer paper and a piece of strawberry slush ribbon. I love the black and white combination cards with one color thrown in!
The Chalk Talk image is stamped with black ink on white cardstock and layered onto a piece of black cardstock to make it Pop. She added a couple of Pearl Jewels to the side of the stamped image for a little additional detail. She stamped the “For You” in strawberry slush and layered this onto a circle of black cardstock. She attached this to the card with dimensionals to add depth! Great Job!!
Tomorrow with the new catalog, I will showcase in my newsletter a beautiful card that I received using the new Holiday designer paper and snowflake stamp set. To see this card, you can signup for my newsletter here. Also – you won’t want to miss my annual weekly Holiday newsletter – the 12 Weeks of Christmas. This weekly Holiday newsletter showcases a different Holiday idea each week for the 12 weeks before Christmas!
I hope that everyone is enjoying this great weather that we are having! Finally the humidity has broken here! I think I will go to the beach this afternoon!