Sunday, June 23, 2013

Chalk Talk for Paper Players #151

Hi there stamping friends! This week at the Paper Players our very own Nance has a cool sketch to try out. I had no idea what I wanted to do with the sketch when I started out.  But I knew I wanted to use the brand new pack of Eastern Elegance Designer Series Paper that was sitting on my desk. So I picked some patterns and got to cutting.
From there I ended up selecting the Chalk Talk stamp set for the main image because the pattern on the little tag kind of works with the paper. This stamp set has matching die cuts which rocks because it makes cutting out the images so easy to do. I added a little dressed up brad as an accent. I completely thought these were in the new SU catalog, but they are not. They do, however, live in the piles of unused awesomeness in my stamp studio, so I was glad they saw the light of day on this card. Haha! All of the supplies I used are listed at the end of this post.
Please join us this week over at the Paper Players! The challenge is open through Friday, June 28th at NOON (PDT). Please check out what the rest of the Design Team have created with this week's clean and simple challenge. This is sadly our last week with our awesome Guest Designers. Stop by and give some blogging love to Amy, Brian, Justin, Sandy and Jen. :) 

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Stampin' Up! Supply List
Stamps: Chalk Talk
Paper: Eastern Elegance DSP, Smoky Slate, Crushed Curry and Whisper White card stock 
Ink: Crushed Curry and Smoky Slate Classic Ink
Punches: 1- 3/8" Circle Punch
Accessories: Chalk Talk Framelits Dies, Apothecary Accents Framelits Dies, Whisper White 5/8" Organza Ribbon, decorative silver brad (which I don't remember buying or when it retired), Basic Rhinestones, Big Shot and Stampin' Dimensionals


  1. This is gorgeous and matches your blog perfectly! You are a well coordinated gal!

  2. I wish I had a super jumbo font on my comment screen because I LOVE this card! It DOES match your blog and that chalk talk image is my fav out of the whole bunch! SOOOOO pretty!

  3. Anne Marie this is a jaw dropper!!! WOWZERS girl you did a fabulous job with this one. Love the fancy brad. DOn't know if you planned it, but it's a PERFECT compliment to your blog design ;)

  4. Absolutely gorgeous with a wonderful colour combo and take on the sketch.
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  5. Anne, I love your style and creativity. I look forward to seeing your posts each week.

  6. Anne Marie!! Your card is proof that amazing things can happen when you combine creative genius and a few accessories! For not having a game plan, you knocked it out of the park. This is gorgeous; I love your sentiment placement, the mixture of patterns and the dolled-up brad is the perfect touch. LOVE it! Thanks for rockin' my sketch!

  7. Ann Marie this is GORGEOUS! I love the way you used the elements in this beauty and the colors are perfection for the patterns.
    Just Loving the sketch too. I hope I can FINALLY play!

  8. Gorgeous! I love all the paper choices you made. I'm so drawn to yellow/grey right now!!! I'm going to try and play along with this sketch this week!

  9. Anne Marie, There is absolutely nothing more that could be done to this card to make it more beautiful. I have struggled with this design of paper - love it but have a hard time using it. You executed flawlessly. Beautiful!

  10. Pure gorgeousness, Anne Marie! Love the mix of dsp, and that brad is perfect for this card. LOVE it!

  11. Wow! What a gorgeous card! I love the colours and the brad is perfect! Thank you very much for making my time with the talented design team so awesome! I will miss it! I'll see you in the gallery! ;-)

  12. What a beautiful card! I love the colors and all your little embellishments. This DSP did not jump out at me in the catalog but you're making me re-think! Hugs :) Sandy

  13. This is fabulous! You combined the beautiful patterns perfectly!!


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