Saturday, May 14, 2011

My Own Swap Cards

I've shown some of the cards I got in the swaps from the Spring Retreat but I haven't shown the card I made.  This one is a Z-fold card that has also been embossed with the Tulip Frame Embossing folder and also a half a heart cut out with the heart from the Movers and Shapers Punch Windows die that stands out.

You can see how the card opens up.  I wouldn't call it a quick and easy card but it didn't take that long to make one.  Of course, I needed 60 for the swap.  When I got to the meeting, still needing to attach the hearts and sentiment, Nerissa, Debbie and Linn all pitched in and helped me get them finished.  Thanks yall! 

This is the card I made for the swap at Thursday night's meeting.  It was much faster than the other one and I only needed less than 10.  The story of my life . .  .
This card uses the new Flower Garden Embossing folder on the DSP which I then sanded to make the embossed image white.  I used a sponge dauber to add some color to the centers of the flowers before adding a Rhinestone to each.  The Thanks sentiment is from the Hostess set, Afterthoughts and the Baja Breeze label is cut with the Big Shot from the Lots of Tags die set.

Oh, and did I mention, I won a door prize.  Or 3!  I was very lucky Thursday night  :~)
I was extra excited because it was products from the Summer Mini catalog that I've been meaning to order.  I love the nautical Expedition DSP and The Open Sea stamp set that goes so great together.  And the Postage Stamp punch was going to HAVE to be added to my punch collection very soon.  I also got a pack of the fun Baker's Twine and a bottle of Wild Wasabi Stampin' Emboss Powder.  I'll show the projects we did and more swaps soon!

1 comment:

§hawnie® said...

I just love the heart card! That one really got my attention. I got the Movers & Shapers for that very design. I love it! The way you designed the card, though, before opening it, laying flat it looked like a normal card. Very nice!

~Shawnie
www.CardsByShawnie.com