Hello there! Wow! It has sure been a while, hasn't it? I hope you all enjoyed your holiday season and are off to a great start in 2014. After a much needed stamping break, I am back with my card for our new challenge at the Paper Players this week. Nance has a fab theme challenge for us featuring the "chalkboard technique". Never tried this technique before? Here is a link to how to do it: Chalkboard Technique Tutorial.
For my card, I used some all new stamping goodies from the new 2014 Stampin' Up Occasions Catalog, which just started January 3rd. The stamped sentiment is from the Perfect Pennants set and the paper is from the Fresh Prints Designer Series Paper Pad. The embossing folder I used on the Silver Foil Paper will be available in the Sale-A-Bration catalog, which launches January 28th. You can earn it for free with a $50 order. I just love the color combo of Coastal Cabana and Real Red together, too. I happened to have some baker's twine (non SU) on my desk, so that was how I decided to use those colors for this card.
I also used the sketch from the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge as inspiration for my card layout. I always love their sketches and it has been a very long time since I have played along.
Here is another photo of the card, showing the popped-up layers:
Please join us over at the Paper Players! The challenge is open through Friday, January 10th, 2014 at Noon (PDT). Stop by and say hello to the rest of the Design Team to see what they are sharing this week.
The Paper Players Design Team
I will be heading to Houston, TX for Stampin' Up Leadership Conference this week and can't wait to learn new things and visit with my stamping buddies. I hope to post some updates from the conference, but I know it is going to be a very busy trip. Fingers crossed. Before I go, here is a photo from Christmas of Gidget and Emmitt in their little hats. It just cracks me up how patient they both are. Have a great day! :)