Monday, September 1, 2008

Scrap Arts Store Monthly Card Swap

This month's Scrap Arts Store Monthly card swap theme was Christmas!

This swap is open to anyone who wants to participate - all you have to do is drop off your cards to the store by the due date.

So if you're in the North Vancouver, BC area and want a quick and easy swap then check in for next month's theme - I think it will be Fall No Greeting - and drop off your 6 cards in a self-labelled baggie before the end of September.

The first card I'm showing you is no surprise - it's mine.

I've just revamped the Rolling with Punches card that I showed you before.

I added a black mat layer and some black brads to jazz it up a bit!

This is something new for me - I'm now including an inside layer!

This next card (by Christine Hyde) uses a wheel too but it's not your traditional "straight across the bottom" look but a diagonal image!

Here's a close up of the embossed detail and red jewels.

This next one is from Brenda Mason - she used a Cuttlebug Embossing folder with silver paper and the greeting and snowman are both done on Shimmery White paper.

See the Shimmery White paper? Check out how clear Brenda's embossing is - I wonder if she's using one of my Old Bag embossing pillows?

This next card is sooooo cool!

I'm sorry I don't know who made it because SHE DID NOT PUT HER NAME ON HER CARDS!! See how important it is to stamp or write your name on the back of your cards - she's missing out on all the glory!

Look at this close up of the wreath detail - YES! That is a butterfly punch!!!

Another traditional Red & Green card but wait....

Check out the hole punches on the tree!

These next two are by Christine Hyde again.

Doesn't she make great cards?

I love the 2 tone glitter on this one - how did she do that?

I think she stamped the snowflake with a glue pad and then dropped the lighter glitter in the middle and then a darker colour on the outside or maybe she used a mask?

Christine if you're reading this - please share with us how you did it by leaving a comment!

I hope you enjoyed seeing the cards from this little swap!


  1. Beautiful cards and very inspiring!! I've been meaning to get in on one of these swaps - I'm determined now for the next one! :)


  2. Hi, it's Christine...

    The stamp was first done using the rock and roll technique. I inked the whole stamp with Almost Amethyst and then inked the edges with Vintage Violet. I then stamped over the image with Versamark and used heat and stick powder and Dazzling Diamonds glitter to give it sparkle. A little heat and voila!

  3. Oh my gosh, that wreath card is amazing!! Love the colors and bow and how the stamper used her punches to do a dimensional wreath and the stamped details on them... A Wow for sure!