My family and I enjoyed a much-needed stay-cation over the holidays and we did a lot of weeding, purging and cleaning (thanks for the push, Mom!). Boy, does it feel great! My craft room is a peaceful place now with a place for everything and everything in it's place. Starting the new year with a "clean slate" was certainly the theme of our winter break! So, you want to see what I made in my clean slate craft room? Here it is:
This card features more products from the new Occasions Catalog as well as more sneak peak Sale-a-Bration designer paper. Today's card uses two more patterns from the Sweet Sorbet DSP I used on this card. The color palette is the same and makes me swoon! Sahara Sand, Crisp Cantaloupe, Pool Party, Summer Starfruit and Pistachio Pudding--yum! I love the little pops of black in the pattern which really help make my chalkboard sentiment stand out! I added a little faux stitching with the Stampin' Chalk Marker--the perfect tool for this look! If you're not sure how to create the chalkboard look, check out this simple step-by-step Chalkboard Tutorial--it's easier than you think!
The real star are these gorgeous flowers from the Simple Stems stamp set--new in the Occasions catalog. The great part is that two of the flowers in this set coordinate with the Secret Garden Framelits which made cutting them out a breeze! I did, however, hand-cut the Crisp Cantaloupe flower, stamping it twice so I could pop the middle.
Isn't this embossing folder fun?! Scallops Textured Impressions Embossing folder is another Occasions catalog newbie. I love how the embossed scallops repeat the pattern of the DSP but in a different way. A little Pistachio Pudding Ruffle Stretch Trim secured to the back of the DSP adds yet another layer of scalloped and frilled detail.
I know that you will find some beautiful inspiration from the rest of The Paper Players design team. Check them out and leave them some comment love! I hope we inspire you to play along with the Chalkboard Technique and share it with us at The Paper Players before the challenge closes on Friday, January 10th at Noon (PDT). Thanks for stopping by today!
The Paper Players Design Team
Stamps: Simple Stems, Oh Hello, Secret Garden, Remembering Your Birthday, Petal Parade*
Ink: Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding, Pool Party, Summer Starfruit, Sahara Sand, Versamark, Whisper White craft ink
Paper: Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding, Pool Party, Summer Starfruit, Sahara Sand, Basic Black & Whisper White CS
Framelits: Secret Garden; Ovals Collection; Labels Collection
Xtras: Hexagon Punch; Stampin' Chalk Marker; White embossing powder; Basic Pearls; Pistachio Pudding Stretch Ruffle Trim; Scallops embossing folder
*Available 1/28/14 during Sale-a-Bration