Monday, April 20, 2009

Lots of swaps!

Here is what over 50 card swaps look like. There are actually 3 bookmarks along the left hand side and a couple of dominoes at the top too.

Here are a few of my favorite cards. I had a lot of favorites. I'll post some more later. It is hard to capture in a picture but the one with the trees in the lower left corner has some gold in the background. I asked Monica who created the card how she did it. She said that she used Glossy White cardstock (plain cardstock won't work) reinkers and a cotton ball. She put a drop of 2 different shades of green ink and a drop of the gold reinker for the Gold Encore inkpad onto the cotton ball (the silver reinker would be great too). She swipped this onto the Glossy White cardstock until she had the look she wanted. Then she stamped the trees from the Lovely As A Tree set over it in black ink and embossed them. It is hard to tell by the picture but it is a fantastic look! I finally managed to get a picture where the flash didn't glare on the glossy cardstock.

I feel a tutorial coming on. . .


Lauren said...

Yes, please. I would love a tutorial. I'm seriously jealous of that pile of cards you have. I need to start entering some swaps. All my ready made stash has been depleted.

Lauren said...

I'd love to get together and make some cards. I'm coming up on Monday and will stay through the week. Melody is getting baptized the first weekend in May, so I'm staying for that. Oh, and I think I need to buy my stamp set from you!