This is the swap card I received from Cindy for our technique swap. She used the Faux Patina technique for the back ground. I love the look. First she applied Crumb Cake Classic ink to the embossing folder then embossed a piece of vanilla card stock. Then she sponged some areas with Marina Mist, Always Artichoke and Early Espresso. Went over the whole thing with an embossing buddy to take up any moisture then dabbed a Versa Mark pad in some random spots and embossed with gold embossing powder. I'm anxious to try this technique. It would make a cool background for a masculine card.
This Clean and Simple card was made by Dawn Marie for our technique swap. She used the Cloudy Day embossing folder for the background. I'm not sure if you can see it in the photo but she has the debossed side showing so it looks like it's pierced. She used the Silver Dazzling Details to outline the Tempting Turquoise
We had our demo get together last night so I have some awesome new swaps to share with you. This one was made by Debbie who happens to be home on maternity leave, checks my blog regularly and commented on my lack of new posts lately. I'm guessing some of my other followers have noticed it too so I've decided to step up my stamping schedule and post more often again. I thought a good place to start would be to post Debbie's swap card. She used the Honey Comb Embossing Folder, the Hearts a Flutter stamp set and die as well as the Sale-a-bration stamp set she earned.
Don't you just love getting a box of new toys? I guess that's something we never outgrow. All the hype this week has been about The Paper Pumpkin Program from Stampin' Up. I love the idea of getting a box of new goodies shipped to me every month. Who wouldn't? It's a great way to keep motivated. In the meantime I decided it was time to participate in a challenge. So I picked the SUO Challenge. The challenge is New Toys and I'm still having fun playing with my new goodies from the Spring catalogue.
I love this new flower trim. It's so easy to work with. I used one of the Jumbo Sticky Rounds, trimmed out the centre and saved it for another project. I stuck the row of flowers around the circle then colored them lightly with my Pink Pirouette marker. The background is one of the free Sale-a-Bration products Stampin' Up is offering this year.
I unpacked my preorder today and indulged in some long overdue stamping time. Of coarse the first thing I had to try were the punches. I used all 4 sizes of the scalloped circle punches that Stampin' Up currently carries, the new big rhinestones and the decorative label punch. The background and stem were made with the chevron embossing folder.
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