Welcome to Day 3 of Sneak Peeks for the Taylored Expressions August Release. Today is my first chance to play along and I get to show you a stamp set that I’m particularly excited about.  All the new products will be available at Taylored Expressions tomorrow morning (Thursday) at 8 am PST.  You can see the full reveal at 6 pm PST tonight on the TE Facebook page and there will be prizes up for grabs too!

With chalk art being all the rage, and with my love of TE Graphic Greetings stamps as well as sets like In the Word, I requested a set of chalkboard elements from Taylor.  I wanted a set with enough mix and match sentiments to be able to use it on it’s own, but I also wanted to be able to add the decorative elements to other sentiments to create my own look.  I love how this set – Chalkboard Elements – turned out.  The possibilities are practically endless! You can combine the words and decorative images in so many ways.  Plus you can you use lots of different stamping techniques.  Emboss your sentiment in white on black cardstock for a classic chalkboard look, stamp your sentiment in black or any color for a traditional look, emboss with a metallic powder for an elegant look, and on and on.

For my first sample today, I combined several elements (each decorative image and sentiment is a separate stamp) and stamped them all with white pigment ink on black cardstock.  Then I used Pebbles Pearlescent Chalks in several different colors to rub over the stamped images.  the result is the look of real colored, pearly, shimmery chalk.  I love it!  C’mon – how many of you have those chalks sitting in a drawer somewhere?  Just had to have ’em, huh?  Here’s a great way to use them!

Once the sentiment was complete I die cut it with the brand new Label Stacklets 4 – pretty shape, yes?  Very pretty!  The sentiment panel was layered onto the yellow patterned paper cut with Tag Stacklets 1. Paper is Simple Stories Vintage Bliss and cardstock is from the June KI cardstock kit.  I added some piercing around the edges and embellished with a die cut from the Curly Swirlies Taylored Die set with some pink Kaisercraft rhinestones.

For my 2nd sample, I wanted to combine some of the decorative elements from Chalkboard Elements with a verse from In the Word.  I decided to create a tag for a sweet friend.

This tag was so fun to make!  I started by creating my embellished sentiment by stamping (black pigment ink) and embossing (clear powder) one element at a time on TE Choice Watercolor cardstock.  Then I die cut with Tag Stacklets 1. Then I decided to experiment with a technique I’ve seen, but never tried.  I used waterbased markers to scribble on a large acrylic stamping block.  Then I spritzed the block with water.  I also spritzed my cardstock.  Then I laid the block down on the cardstock to transfer the ink.  It gave me this lovely watery look.  The color is a little stronger/deeper in person than in the photo, but you get the idea.   I finished off the sentiment with some clear Taylor’s Tiny Twinkles.  Now I want to make a whole set of these tags playing with different color combos.  It’s such a fun and easy technique!

Now let’s see what the Baker’s Dozen has cooked up today!

Carole Burrage

Charmaine Ikach

Heather Jensen

Jami Sibley

Jen Shults

Joan Ervin

Kerri Michaud

Nancy McKinney

Sankari Wegman

Shannon White

Shelly Mercado

Stephanie Kraft

Tammie Edgerton

Taylor VanBruggen

Wanda Guess

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I hope you are enjoying all the peeks!  This is a huge release!  Please let me know what you think about Chalkboard Elements!

6 Responses to “Taylored Expressions August Sneaks: Chalkboard Elements”

  1. Joan Ervin Says:

    Jami…I looove how you used the colored words with your chalkboard technique…it looks sooo pretty and I love your beautiful tag!!! You have created such a wonderful sentiment for your friend!!!

  2. Wanda G (stampcat) Says:

    YAY! This was such a FABULOUS idea Jami! You ROCK. Love your cards for today so much! Hope you are having a good week. XOXO

  3. Rosy Newlun Says:

    Beautifully made card and tag! Yes, I just ‘saw’ my Pebbles Chalks in a drawer yesterday LOL. Your idea to use them as, WELL, CHALK, is FABULOUS! Love the stitching and layering, too! And yup, love that watery technique — it’s great when you spritz with some Perfect Pearls or other shimmery misty goodness instead of plain water 😀

  4. Stephanie Kraft Says:

    Beautiful, Jami! Love the colored words on chalk board and your tag is gorgeous!

  5. Lori Craig Says:

    LOVE the chalkboard card, Jami! I need to try that! It’s so pretty!

  6. Shannon White Says:

    Love Love LOVE your Awesome Chalkboard card Jami! Super Pretty!! Wowie!! The different colored inks look Fabulous! So glad you requested this set!! 😎 And your tag is really Beautiful too! Your friend is going to Love it! 😎


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