Friday, 12 November 2010

My general swap from Convention

Woohoo, I'm on my way home finally! Back to DH, the dog and all my crafting goodies.

Until I've had time to get creating again, I've still got a few things to show you from Convention. Today's card is the general swap that I made - around 60 of them, with a little assembly help from my downline Jan and upline Joanne. Thanks girls, don't know what I'd have done without you.


Stamp set: Vintage Vogue

Cardstock: Rich Razzleberry, River Rock, Very Vanilla

Ink: Rich Razzleberry, River Rock, Always Artichoke

Narrow Taffeta Ribbon: Rich Razzleberry

Punches: Scallop Trim Corner, Scallop Trim Border

Narrow Taffeta Ribbon: Rich Razzleberry

Tools: Color Spritzer Tool

I started with the main image. (I took these away with me when I went to Cardiff for training and made a big batch of them. My friend Dawn also got a sneak preview as we made this card when I went round to her house for dinner - thanks again Dawn). The large flower from the Vintage Vogue set was stamped in Rich Razzleberry ink onto Very Vanilla card then stamped again onto a sticky note, cut out and used to mask the original before stamping the smaller flower twice in the same ink. The leaves were inked with River Rock and Always Artichoke using the rock 'n' roll technique and stamped several times before the ink faded and the stamp had to be inked again. Using a marker direct to the stamp, the sentiment was inked selectively with Rich Razzleberry so that the two sentences could be seperated out. This layer was then spritzed with a little Rich Razzleberry and River Rock before matting onto a layer of River Rock and then one of Rich Razzleberry which had been punched with the Scallop Trim Corner and the Scallop Trim Border.

The card blank was a landscape A6 of Rich Razzleberry. A large mat of Very Vanilla was stamped with the border stamp from the set, in River Rock and Always Artichoke inks using the rock 'n' roll technique (some of the later ones were only stamped in Always Artichoke to save time). Strips of River Rock and Rich Razzleberry card were matted together and then onto the Very Vanilla layer and narrow taffeta ribbon in Rich Razzleberry wrapped around all the layers before adhering direct to the card front (the wrapped ribbon was left off when I started running out of ribbon). A bow of the same ribbon was attached with a glue dot and the main panel was popped up on dimensionals.

I hope that my swapees liked their cards. I'll show you some of the ones I got in return soon.

Have a great weekend.

Sara xx


Angela said...

Thank you so much, I was lucky enough to get one of these cards - it is BEAUTIFUL!! I will be dispalying it on my inspiration board.

Rel Squire (NZ) said...

Hi Sara, this card is lovely, love the colors together. You create so beautifully.