Monday, April 12, 2010

Summer Mini Swap Cards

These are the swap cards I'm submitting to Josee's Summer Mini Swap.

So if you're in this swap and you want to be surprised don't look any further!

The first card uses the new Happy Grad stamp.
You can't really tell in the photo but I embossed the greeting!Supplies Used:
Stamps: Happy Grad;
Inks: Black Craft/Pigment Ink;
Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Black, Real Red, Brushed Metallic Gold
Extras: Black Striped grosgrain ribbon, Large Star and Star punch, clear embossing powder
This second card uses one of the fairy images and greeting from A Little Bit of Magic.

I actually had to redo this card making a slight change. After I finished it I realized that I used Pink Pirouette scraps for some of the dots! This is an old in-colour that will be returning but not until the new catalogue comes out in July (Colour Renovation).
For this swap I have to use current supplies!
So I switched out the PinkPirouette dots for Regal Rose dots.

Regal Rose is a colour that is retiring but for now it's still current!

I think it looks better with the deeper rose colour don't you?
For the "flower" mat around the fairy image I used the Stampin' Up! scallop edge punch, cut slits in the border, and then bent and turned it into a round mat layer!
Here's a close up of the fairy.

Supplies used:
Stamps: A Little Bit of Magic (Summer Mini);
Ink: Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery, Regal Rose, Old Olive, So Saffron, Blush Blossom, Bashful Blue;
Cardstock: Kraft, White, Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery, Regal Rose
Extras: Various circle punches, Scallop edge punch, Old Olive wide grosgrain ribbon, Dazzling Diamonds glitter


  1. OMG! I hope I get one of these!!! They're gorgeous!!!

  2. Oh I love the fairy!! I am debating her myself... gonna do my preorder tonight or tomrrow :)

  3. Some of the prettiest uses I have seen of the new stamps. Bravo! Will you be at convention? I'll want a hair update! Hugs, M

  4. Wow - I love how you did that scallop circle with the scallop edge punch. Great idea - and adorable swaps too.