Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Pre-Leadership Crazies and Chalk Board for The Paper Players

I leave today for Houston, Texas and Stampin' Up!'s Leadership Convention!  Very exciting!  I've never been to Houston before so that will be a new experience.  But I found myself scrambling to get everything finished on time and it all got a little crazy!  I do try to be ahead of the game, but I think there is just too much game to get ahead of!  It happens every Stampin' Up event.  Over the next few days, posts will be a bit whirlwind, I'm afraid, but I'll try to keep you up-dated on everything that happens.  I will only participate in two swaps this year so I didn't have a ton of cards to make, but I'll show you later this week.  I also made some cute roomie gifts that you'll see as well.

But I thought I would do one more challenge before I left and that would be The Paper Player's Challenge #177.  Nance came up with "The Clean Slate" challenge, since every new year is like getting a fresh clean "slate"!  A "Do-Over"!

Since I love the look of chalkboard art, I was keen to try this one and here's what I came up with:


  • I used an older stamp set with brand new DSP for this card.  The paper is from the Watercolour Wonder collection and in case you hadn't yet noticed, I'm kind of head-over-heels in love with it.  Every. Last. Piece. of it!  
  • The stamp set is from You're Amazing and I chose it because the font and embellishments are perfect for the Chalkboard Technique.
  • To do the chalkboard technique you just stamp with Versamark on dark cardstock and heat emboss with White Stampin' Emboss powder.  Then you sponge using Whisper White craft ink around the edges and just a tiny bit in the interior, to look like chalk residue.
  • A little Daffodil Delight fork bow and some Daffodil Delight Candy Dots provide a bit of interest and contrast to complete the card.

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  1. Great card, Heather! Your sentiment is perfect chalkboard style, and I love the polka dot paper. Thanks for taking the time to play with us this week at The Paper Players, and have fun in Houston!

  2. You're right, this is the perfect font and style for the chalkboard technique! I love that you've paired with the the pastel watercolor DSP. So pretty! Thanks for joining us before you head to Houston! Have a great time!