Sunday, January 5, 2014

Vivid Vases for The Paper Players 177

Greetings, Stampers! It's the first Paper Players challenge of the year, woo hoo! Though it was nice to take a little break at the busiest time of the year, I missed my Players and I'm glad we're back. The ever-clever Nance Leedy is hostess this week and she has us starting the New Year with "A Clean Slate", projects featuring the Chalkboard Technique. 

I wanted to take this opportunity to play with some new products, too. I used the Vivid Vases Stamp Set, Sweet Sorbet Designer Series Paper and adorable cork flowers from the Sweet Sorbet Accessory Pack. 

If you've never done it before, the Chalkboard Technique is easy as can be. Simply heat emboss your image with White Embossing Powder onto black or another dark color card stock. Using a sponge and some White Craft Ink, add a little "chalk dust" in a few random places. Less is more when it comes to the sponging part and I suggest trying it out on a scrap first. 

Aren't these cork flowers the cutest? I added a Rhinestone to the center of each one for a little added bling.

Stampin' Up Products Used:
Stamp Sets: Vivid Vases
Card Stock: Crisp Cantaloupe, Basic Black
Designer Series Paper: Sweet Sorbet*
Ink Pads: Versamark, White Craft
Tools: Heat Tool, Stampin' Sponge
Accessories: Sweet Sorbet Accessory Pack*, Rhinestones, White Embossing Powder

(*):  Available January 28 during Sale-A-Bration.

Thanks for paying me a visit today! I hope you'll visit the rest of the Design Team at The Paper Players, and hope you'll play along too!


Jaydee said...

Sandy, you are a genius! I was so stuck on what to do with the flowers and you showcased them beautifully. I love the use of the Vivid Vases, too. Gorgeous card.

Linda Callahan said...

Love how this image looks chalkboard style!

LeAnne said...

Sweet image to use this technique with....proves that it's quite versatile! Love your floral embellishments too!

None None said...

The cork flowers are so cute!!! Love the vases in the chalkboard technique - so perfect!!

Cindy Brumbaugh said...

Super, super cute! Great way to showcase the SAB items and the vases! TFS. It's amazing;)

Ann Schach said...

Super cute, Sandy! I love the cork flowers :)

Cindy Beach said...

How beautiful, Sandy!
I love the layout and the cork is a perfect match with the chalkboard look.

Nance Leedy said...

LOVE this, Sandy! Those cork flowers stole my heart the minute I saw them and this stamp is perfect for the chalkboard technique! Love your use of the new goodies! Thanks for rockin' the chalkboard challenge, my friend! ((hugs))