Monday, May 14, 2012

Swap Season has started!

What was I thinking?? I'm signed up for THREE new catalog swaps...

Okay, so I'm thinking of all the GORGEOUS creations I'm going to get in return. I saw the super cool and simple sketch over on mojo monday and decided to try it for my first swap card of the year.  What are your thoughts?

This uses the SNEAK PEEK stamp set Betsy's Blossoms and I also pulled a favorite from a past mini "hint hint", Loving Thoughts. 

I love the big bloom flower that's in the background of this card. It's nice to have a stamp set that makes such an easy background.  I embossed that layer with the tulips embossing folder.

That pretty blue flower is just stamped tone on tone with the NEW extra rich ink pads.. I love these ink pads for bold images.  The coverage is amazing!!  :)

So how about some measurements?

Base : Very Vanilla 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored and folded in half at 4 1/4"
Layer 2: 5 1/8 x 3 7/8" soft suede
Layer 3: 5 x 3 3/4: midnight muse, stamped and embossed
Layer 4: comfort cafe designer paper, 4x3"
Layer 4: framelit with the betsy bird, stamped, then stamped off.. (very simple)
Layer 5: paper banner, I used midnight muse and soft suede markers
Layer 6: delicate flower from the same set, stamped tone on tone and cut out..(i started by punching it out with a 1 1/4" circle punch. 

So ~ I always question if my swaps are "good enough."  Is this a swap card you'd like to get?


Anonymous said...

LOVE IT! I LOVE the Double Image, the Gorgeous Bues, Matting, DSP, Sponging, Everything!

Anonymous said...

Correction..... That is the Gorgeous BLUES!
Bonnie :-)

StampAcademy said...

Beautiful, Selene!
I love the double birds!

Debbie Flattum said...

This is a beautiful card. Love the design and colors. I would definitely want to swap with you. Wish I was in your swap. :(

Crazy Daisy Cards said...

Love the colors. So pretty

irishgalkelly said...

Beautiful Selene! I'd love this as my swap card. I like everything about it actually!

inkedx2 said...

Selene this is beautiful. I am not a fan of bird stamps but you did a great job with this one - idea I will be CASing!

ajax said...

Beautiful! I love bird or butterfly stamps. The colors are georgeous and this card is for any occasion. Thanks

Unknown said...

Absolutely beautiful!!! I will definitely be CASEing this one!!

breathingink said...

Absolutely beautiful!!! I will definitely be CASEing this one!!

Anonymous said...

Love the colors you chose...this is stunning and definitely one I'd love to receive. Thanx for sharing.