Convention Swap #2

Greetings from our last day of Stampin’ Up’s annual convention (sniff, sniff).  I have another one of my swap cards to share with you today.  All of the stampers who made projects for the Convention display boards agreed to swap one of their cards with each other.  Talk about a fantastic swap!

I used the Kinda Eclectic set for this swap.  This card was a little “more involved” than I normally make, but I loved it and for some crazy reason I thought it wouldn’t be too hard to make 24 copies of it.  Ha!  Let’s just say I probably wouldn’t make that same decision again.  🙂

KE SwapI started by embossing the Positively Chevron background stamp on Soft Sky card stock with clear embossing powder.  I then stamped the Dictionary background stamp with Basic Gray ink, and stamped off once on scratch paper before stamping over the chevron stamped card stock.

I embossed the leaf images with gold embossing powder and cut them out.  The little scalloped edge between the Soft Sky card stock and the Lullaby dsp strip was punched from a Gold Foil Sheet.

KE Swap Close UpI cut a label using the Apothecary Accents framelits and then paper pierced an oval shape from the Essentials Paper Piercing Pack on the label.  I then added some fun ribbons — Soft Sky 1/2″ Seam Binding Ribbon, Venetian Crochet Trim, and Gold Sequin Trim.

The sentiment is from the sentiment set, And Many More, which I borrowed from a sweet friend.

Come back tomorrow evening for another Monday Montage blog hop.  I’ll be sharing the card I made to swap with that group of fabulous ladies.

Enjoy your Saturday!  Thanks for stopping by!

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A Mother’s Day Card

It’s time to get those Mother’s Day cards in the mail.  I had to make one more yesterday and I decided to use the new sketch over at Retro Sketches.

I went through my stamps and couldn’t find but one small stamp for Mother’s Day.  I completely forgot about the stamp that was included in the last My Paper Pumpkin Kit, and it would have been perfect!  When I can’t find exactly what I’m looking for, I go to MDS and use the search function.  I found a great stamp there from the All Holidays download.  I colored it the colors I wanted and printed it out on Whisper White card stock.  Easy Peasy!

Mom's Day copyI started by stamping the Dictionary background stamp on Smoky Slate card stock with Versamark ink.  Then I stamped the pretty flourish from Everything Eleanor with Crushed Curry ink over it.

Mom's Day Close UpI stamped three flowers with the Petite Petals stamp set and punched them out with their coordinating punch, and then punched out three little flowers using the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack and layered them on top.  I added some ribbon and Gold Sequin Trim on top, and layered a Regals button on that.

Have a great Monday!  Thanks for stopping by!

A Multi-layered Flower

Layered Cantaloupe Flower

It’s so quick to make multi-layered flowers like this one when you have punches to help you out.  I used a watercolor brush and Crisp Cantaloupe ink to color some watercolor paper, which I punched out with the Pansy punch.    I also used the new Dictionary background stamp to stamp Baked Brown Sugar ink on the Baked Brown Sugar card stock.  The splatters come from the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set.  This is a note-card sized card — 3-1/2″ x 5″.

Last week was my last as a guest designer for the Paper Players.  I don’t really have to worry about withdrawal too much though, as I still plan on participating in many of their challenges as a participant.  You just won’t see my cards for that posted here on Sundays anymore.  You can go check out what the challenge for this week is here.

Enjoy your Sunday!  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Dictionary, Gorgeous Grunge, Banner Greetings
Ink:  Baked Brown Sugar, Crisp Cantaloupe
Paper:  Pistachio Pudding, Crisp Cantaloupe, Baked Brown Sugar, Very Vanilla, Venetian Romance dsp, Watercolor paper
Embellishments:  Secret Garden framelits, Pansy punch, Boho Blossoms punch, Blossom punch, In Color Boutique Details

Flower Shop and Chevrons

Stamp sets that have coordinating punches are so much fun!  They make creating so much easier and faster.  I have been enjoying playing with the new Flower Shop stamp set and the coordinating Pansy Punch.  I also used the new Dictionary Background stamp on the Soft Sky card base.  Love this!

Flower Shop Patterns

I was also playing around with some different color combinations, and I decided that I really like this one — Soft Sky, Rich Razzleberry, Blushing Bride, and Smoky Slate.  I threw in a little Pear Pizzazz for the leaves as well.

Enjoy your Thursday!  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Flower Shop, Banner Greetings (hostess), Hey There (My Paper Pumpkin), Dictionary
Ink:  Rich Razzleberry, Blushing Bride, Smoky Slate, Soft Sky
Paper:  Soft Sky, Pear Pizzazz, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White, Subtles DSP stack, Polka Dot Parade dsp
Embellishments:  Secret Garden framelits, Pansy punch, Large Pearl Basic Jewels