Convention Artisan Finalists Swap

While I was at Stampin’ Up’s annual convention last month, I participated in a swap with the other 19 Artisan Finalists.  I was really looking forward to that swap — not only getting 19 great cards, but getting to meet the other ladies.  It was fun, and the cards were fabulous.

I think I spent more time designing this card than I did any of the five cards I entered in the contest.  I didn’t want to embarrass myself, because I knew the others would be so good.  This card turned out to be a little more time intensive than I planned (especially when making 24 of them).  That was mainly due to the doily die and trying to get all of those little holes punched out.  I don’t think I want to use that die again for a long time!  I never seemed to mind the extra time that die required until I had to make 24 of them.  :)It’s fine when making a single card, but watch out when making multiples.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Summer Silhouettes, Itty Bitty Banners, Woodgrain
Paper:  Baja Breeze, Very Vanilla, So Saffron, First Edition Specialty
Ink:  So Saffron, Rose Red, Old Olive, VersaMark
Embellishments:  Paper Doily Sizzlits L, Finishing Touches Edgelits, Apothecary Accents Framelits, Labels Collection Framelits, Bitty Banners Framelits, Rose Red ½” Seam Binding Ribbon, Lucky Limeade Baker’s Twine, Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons, Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint

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