Sunday, September 4, 2011

Creative Elements

This year for convention, I joined 10 different organized swaps.  I'd never done that before, and I must say I was really pleased with the cards I swapped and received.  The day before Convention, I realized that I did not have cards for general swapping, so I got busy and starting playing with my new stamps.  This was the card I came up with, and to be honest, it was my favorite of everything I swapped.

Here's what I used to make it.

Stamps:  Hello, Doily; Creative Elements
Ink: Elegant Eggplant, Lucky Limeade, Crumb Cake
Paper:  Elegant Eggplant, Lucky Limeade, Very Vanilla
Accessories:  Lucky Limeade ruffled ribbon, SNAIL, Crop-o-dile. sponge daubers, crinkled cellophane paper

I had planned on using Wisteria Wonder, but I really felt this needed the deeper Elegant Eggplant to give it some punch.  I also did a lot of antiquing with the crinkled up cellophane paper and Crumb Cake ink.

After Convention, I made some of these for a swap I was in.  The Very Vanilla card stock was a double layer, scored and folded at the top.  Then there was a score line 1/2" from the top fold, so the front lifted up like a flap, with the ribbon securing the layers.  (Elegant Eggplant was cut 4 1/2" x 5 1/2", Lucky Limeade was 4" x 5 1/4", and Very Vanilla was 3 3/4" x 10" and scored at 4 3/4" and 5".  I hope that helps!)

Thanks for stopping by today!  As always, I love to hear your comments, and if you have any questions, I'm happy to answer them.


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