Thursday, August 2, 2012

More Convention Pics and a Swap

Of all the swap cards I've ever made, this one was probably the most difficult for me. Why, you ask? It's so simple, what can be so hard about it?

Well, that was the problem. If you know me, you know I like my cards like I like my cake...with lots of layers. The more, the merrier! This Stampin' Addicts organized swap was for a single layer card. No matting images, no popping things up on dimensionals, no DSP, none of the usual shtuff. So that is why I had the hardest time with this one. It kept looking so nekkid, like it needed something more!

Stamps: Serene Silhouettes, Fabulous Phrases
Cardstock: Shimmery White
Ink: Gumball Green (pad and marker), Raspberry Ripple (marker), Primrose Petals (marker), Bashful Blue (pad), Daffodil Delight (pad), Basic Black (pad and marker)
Accessories: Big Shot, Delicate Designs embossing folder, Rhinestones Basic Jewels, Stampin' Sponges

More display boards from Convention. Enjoy!


  1. This is a gorgeous one layer card and doesn't need another thing. Great job!

  2. Sorry to ask a stupid question, but what is a swap ?
    And it is a beautiful card indeed ;) sometime the magic comes trough the simplest thing !!!

  3. For ftggrl: A swap is when people make cards to swap for cards from other people. In this case, it was Stampin' Up! demonstrators at the SU convention last month. Usually we just make card fronts (saves paper that way). It's a great way to see ideas from other people, and get samples of things made with stamp sets we might not have, so we can show our customers/stamping friends.

  4. CIndy, I spent the summer unable to stamp and when I was able my mojo was gone, so I looked for cards to CASE I ended up CASEing you. Here is the link to my CASE

  5. How did you do the double lines? I like simple one layer cards. Your card is beautiful. Love it.

    1. Hello, Jane! It was done the old-fashioned way with a ruler and pen, LOL.


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