Thursday, March 21, 2013

and now for something completely new ...

Well, my dear friend finally convinced me to join the Stampin Up! family as a demonstrator ... and I have absolutely no regrets!!!  Stampin Up! is a fabulous company that creates some beautiful paper crafting products ... and every thing coordinates!!!

Right now I am smitten with creating cards that have that "chalkboard" feel ... so I have done a whole series of them ... these are so easy to make, and so much fun!  They really dont require too much embellishment as they are supposed to resemble chalkboard art!

Here's what I came up with.

 "your amazing" was stamped with versamark.  I covered the lower portion of the word amazing with pool party embossing powder and the the rest was covered with white embossing powder.  The edges were inked with white craft ink ... such fun and so easy!  Stamp set used:  You're Amazing

"thank you" and the rest of the cards all use the same technique as above ... just stamp, heat emboss and ink edges.  on this card i added a little bottle cap that was flattened out with the my "bigshot" and i put a tiny fish in the center!  Stamp sets used:  By the Tide and You're Amazing.

"celebrate" ... so easy .... and i ran the blue background through and embossing plate.

"oh hello" ... i actually smudged off some of the embossing powder before I heated it.  I also inked a bit of the centre of the card ... just to make it extra smudgy! Stamp sets used: Oh Hello, Feel Goods and Established Elegance.

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Pondside said...

They are all so appealing.
Congrats on taking on the new challenge!

Sue C said...

Oh my amazingly talented and dear Friend - thank you so very much for sharing your beautiful creations!

Izzy said...

Beautiful - even more stunning IRL!

Cheryl said...

Fabulous cards, Jo. I love the vintage look the chalkboard lends to them.

Kathy said...

These are amazing Jo! Love them all :)

Lynn Stevens said...

Well here you are Jo and with such wonderful new cards! Congrats on joining Stampin up!
I Love the chalkboard feel.
I'm looking forward to seeing all your new art!
Hugs Lynn

Ames said...

Those are cute Jo. And it encourages people to write letters and use the US Postal service, which also provides American made jobs!~Way to go!~Ames