Friday, July 30, 2010

My Convention Card Swaps

I thought that I should share the cards that I made and took to Convention to swap!

The first one I made uses a lot of new things - Friends Never Fade and Perfect Punches stamp sets, Vintage Wallpaper Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (love it!), and Marina Mist and Daffodil Delight cardstock and markers. It also uses Old Olive and Very Vanilla cardstock and markers. I made 100 of these cards to swap.

The main image was colored with markers and then stamped onto Very Vanilla cardstock. I think the rest is pretty self-explanatory but if you have any questions, let me know.

I did discover that SNAIL doesn't stick well to cardstock embossed with a detailed embossing folder like this (it's easy to pull off and reposition any time), but I was told that our Multipurpose Liquid Glue (pg. 197 IB&C) works great. I'll definitely have to give that a try.

The second card I made uses the new Artistic Etchings stamp set and the new Newsprint DSP. It also uses the new color Cajun Craze. I specifically kept this card for myself because of the words that show on the DSP - "Music" and "Pianos". After all, I have been playing the piano for a l-o-n-g time. Smiley from

Most every swap I saw with this set used the Eiffel Tower image, but I wanted to do something different so I took the medallion image and stamped it over the background. Then I made a focal image of the same image, layering it with Basic Black cardstock and colored rhinestone brads. I meant to make about 50 of these, but somehow I made over 100. Smiley from Oh, well, there were plenty of people to swap with and I got some great cards in return!

More Convention photos will be coming. I think I took a lot more photos than I'll have time or space to share, but I'll do my best! In the meantime, happy stamping and scrapbooking! Smiley from


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