Thursday, July 28, 2011

Non-Convention Goer Swap

Not being able to attend this year's Stampin' Up's Convention, I decided to participate in a non-convention goers swap - so I would not miss out on the fun of swapping!  I am so looking forward to receiving the rest of the swap back.

The flowers were masked with the script background and colored using a tool I have put aside for a while - I don't know why - 'cause it was one of the very first supplies I purchased when I started to stamp:  The Blender Pen!  Not the same pen that I started with (went through a few since the early days), but certainly a loved device.  I dabbed it in the ink and water-colored it around the flower, giving some areas a certain amount of light and dark.

And, can you tell I am absolutely loving those Teeny Tiny Wishes?  They are the sweetest little sentiments (as seen above:  "just for you") that add just a little something to any size element on the card.

So, this card started out for a special person's milestone birthday.  I enjoyed the card so much, I decided to make a few more.  Here is the full version of my card.


It took me longer than I expected, as there were more pieces to work on than what I imagined in my head (as I always seem to do).  And, of course, making multiple copies of the same card... well, you understand.  I don't know how some stampers make 100s and 100s of swaps...

I added a little card to the front envelope for an extra surprise.  Those Curvy Verses are too wonderful, too:

Supplies Used:
• Stamps:  Fabulous Florets, Curvy Verses, En Francais,  Teeny Tiny Wishes
• Ink:  Soft Suede, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Basic Black
Other SuppliesPearl Jewels, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Blender Pens
• Techniques:  Masking, Sponging, Water-coloring

Here's another version of it with a pink/purple color scheme.  I think I still favor the red and black colors, though.

Thanks for visiting.
Have a wonderful day,


  1. Wow, Luci, these are BEAUTIFUL!!! I am a real 'red' girl, so the top one is my favourite too. You put lots of detail into your swap cards; amazing. Off to check out your blog now that I've found you! (Thanks for the lovely comment on mine; you are sweet!)

  2. Wish I could find an email address on your site! LOVE LOVE LOVE these two cards! BOTH are GORGEOUS and I LOVE how you cut out the flower and made it dimensional! Just BEAUTIFUL!!


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