Sunday, January 19, 2014

The Stamp Review Crew: Chalk Talk

Welcome to another Stamp Crew Review Blog Hop!  We share our take on a selected stamp set every first and third Monday.  This week we are reviewing a fun and versatile sentiment set, Chalk Talk and coordinating framelits.

If you are hopping around in a circle, you have just come from Nancy's blog.  Nancy always has lovely projects!  And onto my take of this fun stamp set.

I shared my Valentine version of Card in a Box on Friday, and I wondered out loud about dimensions for an A2 card.  Well, I couldn't just let that go, so I went ahead and created one for this hop.

The Kaleidoscope paper is just so fun and bright, perfect for a birthday.  Here is the card closed:

A nice surprise as it is opening:

And a closer look at the details:

If you look carefully, the balloons are held up by strips of Window Sheets.

To create, follow the Splitcoaststampers tutorial link on Friday's post with the following changes:
  • Score a 4-1/4 x 12" piece of card stock at 2-3/4, 5-1/2, 8-1/4, 11"
  • Rotate 90o and score at 1-3/4"
  • For the inside strips of the box, cut two 1 x 4-3/4" pieces, score at 1" at either end
Stamps:Chalk Talk; Paper: Strawberry Slush, Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Pink Pirouette, Cherry Cobbler, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Kaleidoscope DSP; Ink: Black Stazon, Chocolate Chip marker; Accessories: White baker's twine, Rhinestone jewels, Dazzling Diamonds, Crystal Effects, Window Sheets, 1/4" Circle punch, Owl builder punch, Cupcake builder punch, Perfect Polka Dots EF, Square Lattice EF, Fashionable Hearts embosslit, Chalk Talk framelits, Big Shot, Dimensionals.

Ok, I admit, I have trouble building a card starting with a sentiment set.  This set has a chalky (haha), even grungy, look.  So I went back to Splitcoaststampers for their mixed media challenges.  Always a good source for fun background inspiration.  For this card I used challenge #25, create a mixed media project on a white background, finishing only part of the stamped or sketched image, i.e. spotlighting, and using 3 or more mediums.

For mediums, I used watercoloring, acrylic paint for the sentiment, and clear embossing powder on the background.  I kept the background fairly neutral to focus on the globe and sentiment.  I colored the watercolor paper with an aquapainter, then I spritzed it with water to mix the colors.

Stamps: Chalk Talk, World Map BG; Paper: Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Watercolor Paper; Ink: Crumb Cake, Island Indigo, Old Olive reinkers; Accessories: Burlap ribbon, Clear embossing powder, Aquapainter, Water spritzer, Sponge, 2-1/2 Circle punch, Wide Oval punch, White acrylic paint, Dimensionals.

Make sure you check out the next stop to see what fun goodies Cindy at Stamps, Paper, and Ink put together with the set. 


The complete hop list:
  1. Heidi Baks
  2. Cindy Beach
  3. Adriana Benitez
  4. Tanya Boser
  5. Debra Burgin 
  6. Jill Coleman
  7. Mike Funke
  8. Shana Gaff
  9. Yapha Mason
  10.  Mary Rindal 
  11. Ann Schach
  12.  Martha Stewart
  13. Dawn Tidd
  14. Kerry Willard Bray
  15. Paula Wright
  16. Nancy Smith
Thanks for stopping by!


Tanya Boser said...

Oooo, cute adaptation of the card-in-a-box! Thanks for the directions and dimensions :)
I LOVE that world card, can't wait to try that myself. And I agree about the difficulty in using a sentiment stamp set as your focus.

Unknown said...

Ooo - I've been wanting to make one of those cards in a box. Yours is adorable. And your world card is phenomenal.

Dawn Tidd said...

Inspiring cards, Heidi! I love them both and I'm definitely going to give that Card-in-a-box a try. Love the world card too and my, the work that went it is fantabulous!! TFS both of these projects!

Jill Coleman said...

Super cute card in a box Heidi. So bright and fun - I've been wanting to create one myself. And your card is so fun and simple. Love the mix of elements.

Patti MacLeith said...

I love your birthday in a box! The colors against the chalkboard tag are just so fun!

Yapha Mason said...

That card in a box is AMAZING! How fun would it be to get that in the mail? And your second project is really lovely.

LynnsLocker said...

Holy buckets of WoW. A-MA-ZING! So awesome! The card in the box is over the top as well as your world globe card. You have a mad talent there Girl! Thanks so much for sharing with us!

Anonymous said...

What Dodge3670 said times 2! Fantabulous details on both projects. wowzers...

inkedx2 said...

Heidi ~ I tried this using someone else's directions but my card was a little too wide for the envelope. What size paper did you start with?



Martha said...

Amazing card in a box. Thanks for the link to try it! Love your world card. Really beautiful and unique card.

Anonymous said...

Amazing card box is right!! You are rocking that idea! TFS

Anonymous said...

What a great collection of projects! I have to try that box card technique. I love 3D!

Michelle said...

I recently saw another card like this... What a great idea... especially for a child!

Thanks for sharing!!


Ann Schach said...

Wow! Your card in a box is absolutely fabulous! I can't wait to try making one myself. Thanks for the inspiration!

Jessica said...

I too have trouble starting with the sentiment. So I always start with the person the card is for. That usually suggests a color etc. Love the card in a box. Great for a little one's birthday. TFS Jess

Paula said...

There is so much to love about both of these projects. High "wow" factor on both. I'm going to have to try one of those box cards soon.

Carol Carriveau said...

Yoir card box is your inside decorations and the colors of the card! Your other card is interesting but I like it!

beth rush said...

oh my goodness!! I made the card in the size at Splitcoast and have on my to do list making it in an A2 version. You have save me the trouble! and I absolutely love your cupcakes and balloons!

Marybeth said...

Oh my gosh! I love this party in a box card! I cannot wait to TRY and make this… its just too happy. You did a beautiful job and I love the very happy colors and papers you chose. TFS

stressfreestamping said...

I have been wanting to try one of those box cards! Yours is exceptionally well done and so detailed. I love it! I am in love with your world card too. Definitely going to have to give that one a whirl. So creative and soooo beautiful!

Katie said...

I love this! So cute, and what a fun surprise to the receiver! Thank you for sharing your instructions.

Connie said...

Love the box!!!! Was wondering what the measurements for the panels where???

Thank you so much,