I'm really thrilled with the new interest in chalk art and I want my own framed chalkboard on which to practise my skills and create changeable decor for the house. So family, if you read this, that would be a great Christmas present! (Wink, wink! Nudge, nudge!)
In a week, I am going to Salt Lake City for my Rising Star Trip and I'm really excited. We five Rising Stars are going to be doing a couple of Christmas card swaps and I'm having fun designing them. I wanted to show you one that I came up with:
- I had been dieing to use the new Gift Bow Bigz L Die, so I gave it a go using Real Red cardstock. After die cutting the pieces, I ran them through the Big Shot with the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder.
- That DSP from Season of Style is one of my favourites this year and perfect as a backdrop to some Chalkboard Art. The red and white stripes really showcase the black and white tag.
- Chalk Talk is not really a Christmas stamp set but as we give gifts for Christmas, so this tag works in a Christmas setting, and these cards really are for four very special Rising Stars!
- I added a little Real Red outline to some of the letters with the fine tip of my Real Red marker.
- Love the Frosted Finishes Embellishments! Our up-line, Desiree Spenst, made all of us at her Creative Escape Retreat, a pair of earrings made out of them!
- The inside gives more of a Christmas greeting! This is also the Chalk Talk stamp set and the tags were all die cut with the Chalk Talk framelits that coordinate with it.
- The black label was die cut with the Deco Labels collection framelits.
I'll share the cards I get in return with you when I get back. Have a great Monday!
Stamps: Chalk Talk (w130631; c130634)
Paper: Season of Style Design Series Paper (132340); Basic Black (121045), Whisper White (100730) and Real Red (102482) cardstock
Ink: VersaMark (102283); Classic Stampin' Pad in Real Red (126949); Stampin' Write Marker in Real Red (100052)
Accessories: Frosted Finishes Embellishments (132150); Stampin' Emboss Powder in White (109132)
Tools: Heat Tool (129053); Gift Bow Bigz L Die (129977); Chalk Talk Framelits (129983); Deco Labels Collection Framelits (130102); Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder (117335); Big Shot (113439)