Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Convention Swap Cards

As promised, I am posting my convention swap cards. I actually have one more but didn't get a picture of it and my camera is loaded up! I will post it when I get back. I am so excited! The first card is a card you may well recognize. Well, the layout anyway. Check a few posts back - Doodle This. Same layout! I just loved it so much! On both cards I used the Crafter's Tool Kit - piercing pad, piercer and template - to make the five holes on the top right hand side and then just put in two brads in every other one. I had seen this idea on another card I had received from a swap and just loved the idea! That same idea is used on the Heartfelt ATC (artist trading card). The ATC idea came from that same swap card. I just love the color combination! The Christmas card turned out better than I would have thought! I actually copied the layout from the new Fall/Winter Collection catalog! Check it out. It's on page 142! I did add the brads. I am into a "gotta have brads AND ribbon" mode! On my convention card I used silver brads because I didn't have enough black brads. And check out the Christmas tree. I used one of Kim's inventive techniques - Punched Confetti! The stamp has dots on the tree. So I got out my 1/8" and my 1/16" punches and punched out the dots. Then I backed that piece with pomegranate so it would show through! Thanks, Kim for such a great idea!!

Remember, I won't be posting again until next week! But be checking often for some great ideas! Have a great week!!

Card Recipes: (Flower card) Stamps- Flowers & Flourish; Cardstock- Groovy Guava, Wild Wasabi, Sahara Sand, Basic Black, Whisper White; Ink- Groovy Guava, Wild Wasabi, Basic Black; Accessories- Black gingham, black brads, Crafter's Tool Kit, dimensionals

(Flower ATC) Stamps- Heartfelt Thanks, Itty Bitty Backgrounds; Cardstock- Pumpkin Pie, Not Quite Navy, Old Olive, Whisper White; Ink- Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Not Quite Navy; Accessories- Crafter's Tool Kit, Pumpkin Pie grosgrain, Not Quite Navy brads

(Christmas Card) Stamps- Year After Year, Happy Everything; Cardstock- Old Olive, Purely Pomegranate, Basic Black, Kraft, Confetti Cream; Ink- Black StazOn, Old Olive, Purely Pomegranate; Accessories- Crafter's Tool Kit, silver brads, black gingham, dimensionals

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