Participating in card swaps can be fun. There's something very satisfying about seeing the progression and final results of completing a dozen or so of the same cards.
The Paper Cut products of pre-cut layers and pieces with coordinating envelopes make assemblyline production easy. I've used cranberry scalloped cards, insert liners, Hopsack Land large scallop circles, and fossil circles, with green and Hopsack Land rectangles.
Adirondack Currant dye ink is the perfect coordinating color for stamping this Impression Obsession Peaceful Season sentiment. A couple of gold mini brads adorn these popped up words.
Adirondack pitch black dye ink provides a clear image of this Impression Obsession Poinsettia and Holly stamp.
Copic markers in R22, R29, R59 and G82, G85 and G99 fill this image beautifully.
Here's a closer look at the 3-tone smooth blending with some Stickles Xmas Red added for the holly berries.
A strip of May Arts ribbon, wrapped around the card and tied in the front, adds a special homemade touch.
Here's a closer look at a single card.
The inside of the card includes a lighter, thinner insert for additional stamping or handwriting.
This is my submission for the upcoming card swap hosted by the Scrappers Cove. I look forward to receiving the cards submitted by the other swap participants. It's always interesting to see which techniques, colors, symbols, images, etc., that they choose to share. It's really cool to have a sampling of their art work too!
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Edited 12/5/10 to add:
Here are a few photos to show the beautiful cards that I received for participating in this swap. You have to imagine the magnificent sparkle added as the photos just don't reflect the true beauty of sugar paper, stickles and glitter.
Velour, scallops, embossing, bling, and paper-piecing . . .
Vintage, matchbook, and diecuts . . .
Layers, tags, and pop-ups . . .
Wax, gloss, and pretty lacy inserts . . .
Oh, what fun it is to swap . . .