Welcome Jessica Frost-Ballas

We are excited to introduce another guest designer, Jessica Frost-Ballas. She has a great blog called All the Sparkle where she features her creative projects! We love Jessica's style, especially her cards with cool techniques creating sky backgrounds. 

Here is a little bit about Jessica:

Hi, I'm Jessica from all the sparkle and I'm so excited to be guest-designing for the December release for Concord and 9th!  I live in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley with my husband, two dogs, a cat, and a rabbit.  I’ve been crafting in one form or another since I was a child but have recently been able to devote more time (and space!) to card-making and I LOVE it!  I am a freelance harpist and I spend most days teaching piano and harp to students of all ages.  I enjoy the ever-changing nature of my day job but I really love my time spent crafting as it allows me to access and unleash a very different side of my creativity!  I love experimenting with new techniques and I usually can’t resist adding just a little extra sparkle to all of my cards and projects!!  At the moment my favorite cards to make are shakers or anything involving watercolors or distress inks!  I generally tend towards cool colors although I can't resist pink and gold! 

Jessica has made two cards for us, one using Tree Hugs and one using Written in the Stars.
We love the gold embossing and white ink on the Tree Hugs card. The Ruby sequins are so cute - which is probably why they are now sold out. You could recreate this card using Gold sequins though!
The missing you card showcases her unique 'sky' techniques, plus she made this in to a shaker! We didn't think about using the trees and telephone poles together - very clever!


If you are not yet following Jessica, go to her blog now! From there you can follow her other social media outlets. THANK YOU SO MUCH Jessica for sharing your talent with us at Concord & 9th!


1 Response

Oh You Made Me Ink
Oh You Made Me Ink

December 10, 2015

What a beautiful card! The night sky is so romantic! Who would have thought telephone poles would look so good on a card? Gorgeous!

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