Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Part 2: Ohhhhh for the love of a card swap…

I am so excited to finally share my swap card with you. I sent them expresspost this morning so they should be arriving soon. When I sent the package I felt a sense of relief. Swaps are fun, don't get me wrong, but depending on the "rules/guidelines", a swap can be very time consuming. And leave it to me to make a time consuming swap even MORE time consuming. Yes that's me, I can't leave a perfectly fine design too long otherwise I want to change it and add more. So my advice to you is the KISS (keep it super simple!) philosophy. I recommend also to choose a variety of swaps to participate in throughout the year (NOT ALL AT ONCE!). It's nice to have good variety of cards to look through for ideas. And as a demonstrator, it is nice to show new products and stamp sets to your customers. I also collect swap cards to give to my new recruits so they have some samples to showcase at their events. As a final note, if you are not having fun doing a swap...wait a LONG time before attempting another (insert *lol*).

Now to the final stages of my swap cards...

Close up of Tags

Assembly Line

All 34 Swap Cards in a Pile

And here it is...a close up of my card!

Sweet Heart Giraffe Card Recipe
Paper: Pixie Pink, Chocolate Chip, Watercolour, Very Vanilla
Ink: Basic Black, Pixie Pink, Chocolate Chip
Stamp Set(s): Bundle of Joy (Spring Mini), Linen Background
Accessories: Crimper, Cream Grosgrain Ribbon, Crystal Effects, Punches: Spiral , Small Corner Rounder, 1/8th-inch Circle, Large Oval, Small Oval, Watercolour Crayons, Aquapainter, Sponge
Technique: Watercolour

I must tell you, it is hard to see, but I sponged around the edges of the watercolour paper (the giraffe). Also, you might not notice but the little heart is shiny. I used Crystal Effects to give it dimension.

Thanks for sharing this swap adventure with me. Happy stamping!!

Because I love to stamp and you do too!


Me said...

Awww this is CUTE!! I wasn't going to get this stamp set, now I'm tempting!! Thanks for sharing! Your blog is getting added into my favorite blogroll! :)

Dana said...

These are adorable! I like the polka dots so much, they really add to the theme of the card.

Must have taken you a lOOOOng time!