Hopefully my absence hasnt been too noticeable I've been so busy making my swaps for a stampin up convention that I have just attended.
I was a bit neigtful of my blog. I made 400 swaps.
For those of you that are unaware of what a swap is it is the front of a card that you have designed and make you then swap it with another paper lover for one that they have design.
Let me share my swap with you.
To make this little delightful swap I have used a lot of different products.
Stampin'up Classic ink pads
-Early Espresso The Stamp set Called Field Flowers from the Stampin'up range and three diffident colored card stock Stampin'up -Very Vanilla
- River Rock
- Soft Suede.
I took piece of vanilla card stock and using the base flower from Fields of flowers made a mask (a stamped image that you cut out to use as a protector so that you dont get ink where you don't want it) I made three then I placed them on another piece of 6 1/2cm by 13 1/2cmVery Vanilla card stock where I didn't want to see my steam of my flower then I inked my steam from fof stamp set (Fields of flowers) with Always Artichoke my fav color at this time. Then using Cherry cobbler ink I stamped the base image of the flower where I had left the voids from the masks. Using a stamp-a-ma-jig and
top flower layer stamp from fof set, I layered the flower with Early Espresso ink. After doing that I cut my image into three, all about 6 1/2cm by 4 1/2cm each.
Then I took a piece of River Rock card stock 6 1/2cm by 4 1/2cm embossed it with Square Lattice embossing folder using a big shot.
Using a dauber, daubed the edge and embossed pattern with Early
Espresso ink. I cut a thin strip of cherry cobbler 4mm and attach it to a piece of always artichoke denim ribbon, raped it around the river rock card before attaching it add a small piece of very vanilla card stock 2cm by 3cm with hemp twine With Love stamped on it and distressed with Early Espresso ink. Then I took all four pieces attached them to a piece of Soft Suede card stock 7 1/2cm by 21cm sewed the edges to complete the look.