Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Chalk Talk for The Paper Players and Stamp of the Month Club

Guess what I did for a good part of the morning yesterday. If you read yesterday's post, you probably have a good idea! Yes, I cleaned up the glitter explosion. First, I vacuumed everything off, Then I wiped everything down and sorted and bagged the orders. Did I get all the glitter? Despite a thick, sparkly layer in my vacuum canister, my area rug that looks like a bejewelled flying carpet, and a rather glittering complexion myself, no, I did not!! I got most of it, mind you, but my customers will definitely find that their orders have a little more in the way of festivity than usual. Thank goodness it's December and getting closer to Christmas. Maybe they'll think I'm just trying to spread the holiday spirit around!

After dealing with that, I set to work on a special card for The Paper Players Challenge #225:

Nance Leedy came up with formal attire for the challenge cards in honour of Christmas, New Year's and a farewell to some of the design team over at The Paper Players.  Here's what I went with:

  • For my Playing with Papercrafting vendor and craft fairs, I use this Soft Sky, Gold and Basic Black colour palette.  The colours are striking together, so I thought they would be great for this "Black Tie" challenge.
  • I chose Chalk Talk Stamp Set because Chalk Talk is my Stamp Set of the Month for December's Stamp of the Month On-line Club.  This card is one of three that you will get along with the Chalk Talk set and step-by-step tutorials for all three of the cards.  You get this all for $35 and you can join here.
  • I used Brushed Gold cardstock for the background panel and I embossed it with the Filigree Frame embossing folder. Brushed Gold cardstock is the essence of elegance and when I used it in this lovely embossing folder, that bumped it up another notch!

  • The image on the large label stamp was heat embossed in Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder, which gives it extra shine and presence as a vocal point.
If you want to know more about how to make this card, let me know or follow this link to join my Stamp of the Month Online card.

Click on the links below to take you to my On-Line Store, where you can read about, look at, and purchase if you wish, the products used to make this card today!

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  1. LOL, I had to laugh about your glitter explosion! I had an embossing powder explosion recently, although not to the extent of yours! Anyway, your card is lovely....what a great way to use this set, which is sitting neglected on my shelf during this holiday season! Glad you pulled it out and got it inky! Thanks so much for playing with our Paper Players challenge this week!

  2. I love the textures and different gold elements on your card - definitely fancy! I too have not used this tag in a while - you've inspired me to get it out and back into action. Thanks for joining us for our two-week challenge over at The Paper Players - season's greetings!


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