Wednesday, May 5, 2010

All a Flutter swap card

When I went to Phoenix for the Leadership Convention in January, I was lucky enough to experience it with a fantastic group of demonstrators that are my sidelines.  My stamping sisters, if you would like :) 
We decided, in order to keep in touch and share our craft, (since we don't all live in the same city, or province for that matter) that we would organize a swap whenever a new Stampin' Up! catalogue would come out.  Here is the card that I made for them:

Stamps: All a Flutter, En Francais
Ink: More Mustard classic ink, Dusty Durango classic ink, Sahara Sand classic ink, Basic Black craft ink
Cardstock: Sahara Sand, More Mustard, Basic Black,
Designer Paper: Presto Patterns, Autumn Traditions
Accessories: Distress tool, Stampin' sponges, Basic Black satin ribbon, 3/4" circle punch, 1/2" circle punch, corner tag punch, Hodge Podge harware in Very Vanilla,

I used the All a Flutter single stamp on page 31 of the Summer mini catalogue.  (Click HERE to download the catalogue pdf. file!).

I saw a card made by Sandi MacIver a couple months back with a tag on the front of the card.  I saved it in my favorites so that I could CASE it at some point.  My card is very similar except that I used different colors and stamps.

The cardstock from the tag is actually the new Presto Patterns Designer Paper.  I LOVE this paper!!! So many possibilities!!!  The image is already on the paper but the paper is white so you can use a sponge, or brayer with the color of your choice to make the image "pop" out.  The best way to explain it is that it's as if the images on the paper were embossed with clear ink.  If that makes any sense!?  On my tag, I brought out the pattern from the Presto Patterns paper by sponging with More Mustard and Dusty Durango.  Have a closer look here...

The butterfly image was inked in Basic Black Craft ink and then embossed with clear powder. 
I couldn't decide whether I wanted to color the butterfly in or not.  I ended up not coloring it on my swap cards but did make one for myself.  Here it is...

So what are your thoughts!?  To color or not to color!? 
Leave me a comment.  I would love to hear from you!

Happy stamping,

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