I hope everyone had a great week and that spring has arrived wherever you may be. We are not so lucky; apparently mother nature has it in for us and we are to get another 10-15 cm of snow today. Grrrrrrr!
Well, what better excuse do we need to stay inside and do some crafting? How about a new Playing in Paradise challenge? This week, the talented Jessi is hosting and she would like to see some embossing - heat or dry or both. Everyone is welcome to play along and there are no product requirements to enter. There is always a fun prize up for grabs too, so I hope you will join in!
For my project, I wanted to try some new stuff. I got some black Core'dinations white wash card and pulled out my favourite embossing folder and tried my hand at sanding. This didn't exactly go the way I thought it would. It looked more grey then black - which would be great if you were making a grey card. I was trying to make a black and white card, so I ended up tracing over the sanded areas with a black marker. Lesson learned :) I also wanted to try out the chalkboard technique, so I pulled out my white embossing powder. I really like how this part turned out - and so easy to do.
Paper - black bazzill, black white wash Core'dinations
Stamp - Tim Holtz Visual Artistry - Heartfelt, stamped with Tsukineko Brilliance Archival ink in moonlight white and embossed with white embossing powder (I used Stampendous white, but I would recommend Stampendous detail white for a better result with any stamp that has fine or detailed lines. It's on my wish list).
Other - Spellbinders timeless rectangles, Sizzix folder from the vine and flower garden set by Rachel Bright, black marker, flowers and vintage buttons from my stash
The team has created some beautiful projects to inspire you, so please do pop by Playing in Paradise or click on their links in the sidebar. Then get out your embossing stuff and join in the fun! I am looking forward to seeing all your creations.
Thanks for popping by and for taking the time to leave a comment. I really appreciate them and love to visit you too.