This is my third day of posting swap cards. I hope that by posting the products below each of the cards it will help you out, should you decide to re-create any of these great designs. Well let's get started then with card #21:
|Card Twenty-One: This is a really simple but cute card I traded Linda Madsen for. It uses the Perfect Blend Stamp set which is very popular right now. I love the Burnt Brown Sugar 3/8" Ruffled Ribbon wrapped around the sentiment piece. Because the straight edge of this ribbon is a stretchy elastic, it makes it easy to shape around the oval punched sentiment. I like the way Linda added texture to the Burnt Brown Sugar coffee wrap with the Square Lattice Embossing Folder. The base of this card is in Rose Red from the Regals Collection. She's also used a small piece of Rose Red for the straw that's inserted through the cup lid. Linda stamped the coffee cup onto the Very Vanilla card stock with Crumb Cake ink and then cut the cup out. She then embossed the Very Vanilla piece with the Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder before mounting this piece to the card base and then popping the cup into place with dimensionals. This is a really cool touch. Thanks Linda for a great card.|
|Card Twenty-Two: Diane Ison, a good friend from Richmond BC designed this gorgeous flower card using Betsy's Blossoms. This card has a very clean and simple design starting with the card base in Early Espresso. It's quite effective in it's simplicity. The giant blossom is stamped in the top center of the Whisper White card stock in Primrose Petals ink. I like the way Diane stamped the leaf in Pistachio Pudding ink on such a jaunty angle. The sentiment is from the 6-piece Itty Bitty Banners stamp set on page 30 of the catalogue. Diane just recently started a new blog called Teach To Stamp and she featured this card for her recent card class.|
|Card Twenty-Three: This card was created by Rosemarrie Gonzalez. This beautifully crafted card is made with a base of Cherry Cobbler card stock. A layer of Very Vanilla that has been embossed with the new Modern Mosaic Embossing Folder follows. Rosemarrie cut a series of banners in different widths from the Birthday Basics DSP on page 153, and layered them onto a 1/4" x 4" strip of very vanilla card stock and then glued them to the front of the card. She then added a piece of 1" x 4" Very Vanilla card stock with dimensionals over top of the 1/4" strip. I really liked this additional piece of card stock as it adds a lot of dimension to the card. She stamped the "happy birthday" sentiment from the "Express Yourself" hostess stamp set on page 205 of the catalogue. This 12-piece stamp set has beautifully written sentiments for every occasion. Three small basic rhinestone jewels are centered below the sentiment. The last feature of this card that is really cute is the paperclip ribbon. Rosemarie simply tied a small strip of the Gumball Green Double Stitched ribbon onto a paper clip and then added it to the top of the card. Very nice touch.|
|Card Twenty-Four: Debbie Prante came up with this uniquely designed card for the 64+1 New Catalogue Stamp Set swap. Debbie has stamped the mosaic pattern and the sentiment from the Lovely Romance stamp set on page 63 of the catalogue. This set also coordinates with the Chalk Talk framelit dies that are oh so popular this year. Debbie has used a combination of Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler and Whisper White card stock. The Mosaic images were stamped on the Whisper White background piece in Basic Black ink before this piece was embossed with the new Beautifully Baroque textured embossing folder. Small basic rhinestone jewels were added to the center of each mosaic and to the "a" in Amazing on the sentiment piece. Debbie finished off her card with a strip of 3/8" White Taffeta ribbon. This card really is "amazing".|
|Card Twenty-Five: Talk about be in the right place at the right time. I was feeling sorry for myself because not all the players in the New Catalogue Card Swap showed up at the same time as I did, leaving me with 15 cards left over to swap on the last day of Convention and now it's lunch time. But not all was lost, because not three minutes after we sat down to lunch some gals at the next table asked us if we had anything left to swap, and yes you guessed it, this is one of the fabulous cards I swapped for. Isn't it a stunner? This card was created by ChrisAnn Tomasso. Here's a picture that ChrisAnn took with all her supplies and the card.|
She used Coastal Cabana, Pistachio Pudding, Crisp Cranberry, Strawberry Slush and Baked Brown Sugar to sponge and stamp on this card. She used two stamp sets. The first is the By The Tide featured on page 77 of the catalogue. If you love the sea then this 7-piece set is a definite "must have". The second set which was used for the sentiment is Chalk Talk. I love the way ChrisAnn used little basic rhinestones to depict bubbles coming out of the fishes mouth. Really cool card Chris Ann!
|Card Twenty-Six: This beautiful floral card was made by Jessica McComish of Dalton MA. Jessica's card is made with a combination of Rose Red, Basic Black and Whisper White card stocks. The featured stamp set for the New Card Swap is the Banner Greetings hostess stamp set, which she has cleverly embossed with black embossing powder. Jessica also used the Daydream jumbo stamping wheel to produce the mosaic pattern for the center of the card.|
|Card Twenty-Seven: This delightful masculine card was made by Laureen Hages of West Branch, MI. Laureen has used the stamp set Rev Up the Fun for this cute birthday card. You can find this 6-piece two-step stamp set on page 51 of the catalogue. Its a great testosterone stamp set for that little boy or man in your life. Laureen used Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie and Whisper White card stocks, generally a Halloween combination of colours, but let me tell you it works effectively with this card. She stamped the images with Stazon Black Ink. A little piece of Pumpkin Pie 1/8"Taffeta Ribbon ties this card together. I also like that she embossed the Pumpkin Pie layer of card stock with the Houndstooth Embossing Folder and sponged it with black ink. It really gives the impression of tire treads in the background. Great card Laureen, one that I'll be happy to show my customers, who are looking for masculine card ideas.|
|Card Twenty-Eight: Pamela Wu created this Plain and Simple card using Coastal Cabana and Whisper White card stock. She has used small strips of In Colour DSP for her banners and stamped the sentiment "Thank You" in Coastal Cabana ink. This sentiment is from the Four You 4 piece sentiment stamp set on page 22 of the catalogue. This sentiment stamp is a very good buy at $14.95 CDN. The only other embellishment on this card is one of the silver 1/8" mini brads which are sold on page 170 of the catalogue. You get 200 of these eye popping little brads that can instantly dress up any project.|
|Card Twenty-Nine: Donna Lane from Windsor California created this cheery little card using the Perfect Blend stamp set for the New Catalogue Stamp Set 64+1 swap. I'm in love with her bold colour combination - Baked Brown Sugar, Bermuda Bay, Whisper White and Strawberry Slush. These colours really rock. Thanks Donna great card!|
Card Thirty: Donna Lane also created this card which features the sentiment from the "Lots of Thanks" stamp set on page 29 of the catalogue. If you're looking to build your selection of sentiment stamps then this is another of the "must have" stamp sets. It includes 9 stamps and is available in English, French and German. This simple card also features designer series paper from the Soho Subway DSP series. I love the way the patterns blend so perfectly. Thanks Donna for your two beautiful cards!
|Card Thirty-One: I'm so happy that the World Map stamp on page 23 of the catalogue is available again. It got off to a bit of a rocky start, but this 4 1/2 x 5 1/2" background stamp is going to be a really hot number. This card created by Jessica Lewis uses a combination of the World Map stamp with the Around the World Stamp set for a fun and moving card. Although you probably can't see it from this photo, Jessica has stamped the background stamp on photocopy paper then splattered it with old olive ink, crumpled it up and then flattened it again and drawn a border this layer with Early Espresso Ink........... it looks like card stock but it's not. She's also added details like stamping the plane in Summer Starfruit. Wish you could see how absolutely amazing this card is, in real life. Thanks Jessica for this well thought out card.|
|Card Thirty-Two: Here's a very cheery "thinking of you" type card, in Strawberry Slush and Whisper White card stock. This card front was made by Cathy Tucker of Mattoon, Illinois. Cathy stamped the flower from the 7-piece two-step stamp set "Too Kind" in Strawberry Slush and then added the stems and sentiment in Coastal Cabana. This is a really pretty combination of colours. I love the little Coastal Cabana striped banner on the right hand side of the card. This little embellishment simply pulls the card together, and what a great way to use up your scrap paper. It was cut from the 2013-2014 In Colour Designer Series Paper and topped up with a Coastal Cabana flower punched out with the Itty Bitty Shapes punch. She also used a 3 x 4 3/4 piece of Strawberry Slush DSP for one of her layers. Great card Cathy!|
|Card Thirty-Three: Beth Schreiber designed this gorgeous card using the Beautifully Baroque stamp and embossing folder. Her card background is in the new neutral colour, Smokey Slate. For the Basic Gray layer she dry embossed it with the Fancy Fan Embossing Folder and added a strip of 5/8" Whisper White organza ribbon.The so saffron layer is die cut using the Deco Label Framelits and then embossed with the Beautifully Baroque embossing folder. She's stamped the Beautifully Baroque impression in Jet Black Stazon Ink on Whisper White card stock and topped it with two butterflies punched from DSP with the Bitty Butterfly and Elegant Butterfly punches. The oval sentiment is from the Chalk Talk stamp set and cut out with the large oval punch. Lots of layers and fancy stamping on this beautiful card. Thanks Beth!|