Saturday, March 17, 2012

Card Front Swap!

Hi Stampers!

Here's a card front I designed for a recent card swap I did with local demos in the area:

I started out with Very Vanilla Cardstock, stamped my most favoritest swirls from Creative Elements in soft suede (it's been quite awhile since I've made a card WITHOUT this flourish... I ADORE it sooooooooooo much!).  I splattered the background a smidge with my Color Spritzer Tool in Soft Suede, and sponged the edges.  I then dabbed some Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint with a crumpled up piece of celophane to add in some veins of shine.  (I got this tip from Sage over at Stamping Madly. This is now my go-to technique for using my shimmer paint ;-)

The striped panel is a piece of Everyday Enchantment DSP, which you can get for free with any $50 order now through March 31st as part of Sale-a-Bration. To this panel, I stamped the line motif, again from Creative Elements.

This piece was embellished with Pear Pizzazz Pleated Satin Ribbon and a hand-pieced flower out of Very Vanilla and Calypso Coral.  The sentiment is from Apothecary Art and I added a bit more bling in the form of regular and large basic pearls, which are new in the occaisions mini.  The larger-sized pearl fills that bottom corner really well, dontcha think?

For the swap I had to make 7 of these card fronts... if I could do it again, i'd go with something less involved than the layered flower - it was easy to do, but a little bit on the tedious side for repeating 7 times.  Ahh well, I'm happy with the way this turned out, and the swaps I got in return were AWESOMELY INSPIRING!

Thanks for taking a peek!

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Stamps: Creative Elements, Apothecary Art
Paper: Very Vanilla, Soft Suede, Everyday Enchantment DSP
Ink: Soft Suede, Calypso Coral
Accessories: 5 petal flower punch, Boho Blossoms Punch, 2011 In Color Printed Brads, Champagne Shimmer Paint, Pear Pizzazz Pleated Ribbon, Basic Pearls, Large Pearls, Color Spritzer Tool

1 comment:

  1. I especially like the line motif on the stripe from Everyday Enchantment


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