Tuesday, March 19, 2013

{Studio Spotlight}: Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper, Project #5

Today's Studio Spotlight is on a card I made for my dear friend's birthday next week.  I've been anxious to use the chalkboard technique and it worked well with this stamp from the Sale-a-Bration freebies, Vintage Verses.  In case you're new to the Studio, Sale-a-Bration only lasts until March 22, so the time to order is upon us.  With every $50 in merchandise, you can choose from a lovely array of products.

Two more freebies are featured here: the Designer Series Paper is another lovely pattern from the Sycamore Street DSP pack and the lovely Island Indigo ribbon comes from the Sycamore Street Ribbon and Button Pack.  Each of these can be yours for free!

(please forgive this fuzzy photo!)

The chalkboard effect is created by heat embossing the image (I used Whisper White Craft Ink and Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder) and then sponging the card stock (*very* sparingly) with Whisper White Card Stock to give the chalkboard that "just erased" look.

The sweet scallops were punched using the 1-1/4-inch Scallop Punch, found in the Spring Catalog (need a copy?  Give me a shout!).  I used a piece of "sueded" Island Indigo for texture.  Here's a {link} to an oldie (but goodie) from my video archives about distressing techniques.

Rhinestone Basic Jewels finish off the look...

Stampin' Up! Supplies:

Stamps:  Vintage Verses (W129633, C129636)

Papers:  Sycamore Street DSP (127540), Island Indigo (122923), Summer Starfruit (126839), Basic Black (121045) and Whisper White (100730) Card Stocks

Inks:  Whisper White Craft (101731)

Accessories:  Lacy Brocade TIEF (127819), Big Shot (113439), 1-1/4-inch Scallop Circle (127811) and Scallop Edge Border Punch (119882), Stamping Sponges (101610), Rhinestone Basic Jewels (119246), and Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)

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