Card Swap with Friends


One of my team members, Margaret, hosted a Card Swap with friends on Friday evening.  There were 6 of us in total, and we each created 12 cards; 6 each of 2 designs.  I had such a fun time, I just have to share 🙂

Of course I know Margaret, and another of my other team members , Lynn was there too.  It’s always nice to make new friends!  It’s even more fun when they have the same interest as you do – in this case, stamping!

I loved seeing how everyone has their own ‘style’.   It’s interesting how we can use the same tools, but each create something different.  Each of us shared how we started stamping, and how we knew Margaret.  As we exchanged cards, we explained what we used to make them, and any special techniques used.


This card uses the High Tide stamp set.   The background is created by using Sponges and ink pads, and masking off areas while stamping and sponging.

Card Swap with Friends - High Tide

Creating a scene to set a mood with this stamp set is easy.  I chose to do the lighthouse on a stormy day. I had seen a similar card on Pinterest, and had to make my own!   The whitecaps on the waves are made with my white Gel pen, and the rain is made with the lines image in the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set.  The colours are Pacific Point and Island Indigo for the water and sky.  The sand is Crumb Cake ink, and the lighthouse is Memento Black ink and Cherry Cobbler.

You definitely want to do the masking off of the lighthouse after you’ve stamped, so that you don’t see the water through it!  The fact that the lighthouse is a 2 step stamp also creates a more realistic looking lighthouse.

This is a picture of the cards:

Card Swap with Friends - High Tide


Did you know that you can purchase the cards I make?  That’s right – I do make a lot of cards, and if you see a design that you like, just send me an email at, and we’ll deal with the details.


I’ll be back tomorrow to share my other design.  I still have to take pictures of all of the swap cards I received.  As soon as I get that done, I’ll share them, too.

If you want to be part of a fun group of stamping friends, get free stamps when you sign up, and a constant 20% discount on your purchases, you really should consider joining my team!  It’s an awesome deal right now.   For more info about the freebies and to join, READ THIS INFORMATION.  I’m looking forward to welcoming you to the team 🙂



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  1. Laura P. says:

    Wow, gorgeous card, Deb! Thanks so much for sharing your ideas. I have the Gorgeous Grunge set and never thought to use the lines as rain…perfect!

    • Deborah Smart says:

      So glad that you liked my lighthouse card, Laura! Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment 🙂

  2. buffycooper says:

    This is beautiful! I love the way you captured the stormy day.

    • Deborah Smart says:

      Thanks for your kind comment, Buffy! I love how this set can be used for different ‘moods’ of the weather.

  3. I love your card! Love the way you created the water!

    • Deborah Smart says:

      I’m so happy to read that you liked my High Tide card, Judy! I really appreciate you taking the time to leave your comment – it means a lot to me! 🙂

  4. I love your card. Hope you don’t mind if I case? My mother loves lighthouses. Her birthday soon. TFS

    • Deborah Smart says:

      I would be honoured if you would case my card!! Thanks so much for your kind comment – I’m sure that your Mother will love to receive your card 🙂


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