Monday, September 12, 2011

Swaps Are My Life

Or, for a while there last month, they seemed to be. I let my mouth overload my a$$ bit off almost more than I could chew, and signed up for a whole lotta swaps at Stampin' Addicts, forgetting that I needed to make swap cards for the Stampin' Up Regional I planned to attend last month. Oh, and there was also a Stampin' Addicts blog hop, with the associated projects, thrown in for good measure. Anyhoo, this is one of the cards made for one of the (many) swaps that myself committed myself to. (Yeah, I need to be committed, for sure!)
One of the awesome things we learned at the Stampin' Up! Regional was to squirt a little blob of the new Dazzling Details Glitter Glue in a plastic lid (leftovers from buttons and brads), and stir in a drop of Classic Ink Refill with an Aqua Painter.  Then paint it on your stamped image for a cool, colorful, sparkly effect! The maple leaf (from Gently Falling) was stamped with Staz-On ink, then colored around the edges with Watercolor Wonder Crayons before the mixture was painted on. The moisture from the Dazzling Details/ink spread the WW crayon around. Here's a close-up:
Isn't that fantastic?! They used it on pumpkins, but I'm thinking snowmen, flowers, Christmas trees, butterflies, cupcakes, you name it!

Stamps: Gently Falling, Grateful Greetings
Cardstock: Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, Spice Cake Designer Series Paper
Ink: Jet Black Staz-On, Basic Black and Soft Suede Classic, Real Red and Cajun Craze Watercolor Wonder Crayons
Accessories: Aqua Painter, Dazzling Details Glitter Glue, Big Shot Die-Cut Machine, Two Tags Bigz Die, Regals Designer Buttons, Hemp Twine, Gold Brads


  1. These cards are joust wonderful. keep posting more.

  2. Beautiful! And a great way to show off several projects! I'll have to try to remember this one.

  3. Such a great idea! Love this card. So beautiful!

  4. Gorgeous!! What a great idea to paint the leaves that way! Thanks for the explanation, I need to try that!

  5. Gorgeous card! lol at signing up for too much you addict :)

  6. That leaf is beautiful! Thanks for sharing the technique!

  7. What a cool technique! I own one of these beauties!

  8. There you go mixing and coloring again! I'll have to try that. Beautiful card!!


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