Card Swap with Friends
Here it is – my final post in this series to share the cards from my card swap with friends. This all started a couple of weekends ago when Margaret, one of my team members, held a card swap. It’s a great idea to create and swap cards with friends, because you come away with not just lots of awesome cards, but great ideas & tips for stamping!
This first card is Margaret’s; I just the vintage look! I believe the stamp set she used is a retired Stampin’ Up! set, but I’m not positive. I sure do like it, though! Margaret did use the Stampin’ Up! Hexagon Dynamic Embossing Folder on the background cardstock, and the retired World Map stamp. The whole card reminds me of the sepia toned old photographs, and the small clock embellishment is terrific.
As you can see, Margaret does very well with the vintage look! I’m kinda jealous, as I find this look isn’t easy to achieve for me; I really have to work at it. The vintage card is another retired Stampin’ Up! set. I love all of the layers and sponging on this card.
One of Margaret’s friends knows that she loves copper – so she used a LOT of it on this card 🙂 From the dry embossed background to the heat embossed butterfly, this card was certainly a work of art, and heart!
Do you remember when Stampin’ Up! carried the Co’oredinations cardstock? It’s the kind with the white core, and the sand-able top. You use a very fine grit sandpaper to sand the top layer, and reveal the inner core colour. That’s how this look was achieved on the bottom part of this card. There’s also some really cool ‘non stamping’ products used on this card; the very thin silver strips above & below the sentiment are actually a foil tape, as are the gold stripes & squares! How cool is that? And it was found at the Lee Valley Tools store! We were all having a good laugh, saying that the store was going to be wondering why all of these ‘craft ladies’ were storming the store, just for their metal tape! 🙂
This Dragonfly Dreams card was made by Lynn, another of my talented team members. I can’t wait to try out the technique she used to create the quilted background look! The combination of the Melon Mambo, Silver Foil and Silver Glimmer Paper is just gorgeous. And to add to the shine, Lynn studded the quilt look with the tiny Rhinestone Embellishments.
Last but certainly not least, is Lynn’s card using the Vertical Greetings stamp set. Don’t you just love how the Petal Burst Embossing Folder mimics the leaves in the topiary? I really like how Lynn kept to the 2 main colours (I think Dapper Denim and Pear Pizzazz), then added the pop of Real Red with the bird.
Well, that’s it! Now you’ve seen all of the cards from our card swap with friends. Hopefully you’ve enjoyed seeing them as much as we did creating and swapping them. We had so much fun that we’ve already booked our next card swap!
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