I apologize that these pictures are not great…my son dropped the lens to the camera and so it will not focus—I couldn’t get far enough away to get a great picture but with a little help from Picasa, hopefully you can see how much fun I’ve been having.
A few of the swaps I’ve been working on:
This is Love and Care from the Mini catalog. You can still choose it as one of your hostess sets. Here are the prices:
W 123020 $14 Hostess
C 123022 $10 Hostess
I also use 2 new In-Colors: Pool Party and Island Indigo, along with my Old Olive. The DSP is #122367 Paisley Petals
And I’m really bummed that you cannot see the fabulous new Pool Party Polka Dot Brad. I’m making 60 of these.
Tip: This is stamped on Watercolor paper, to get the effect, I had to mess with it alot. Finally figured it out—I spritzed lightly with a water bottle, had to make sure it was moist but that there was no water noticeable on the paper, then I inked the stamp with 2 ink spots (Old Olive, Island Indigo) then I had to huff on it good before stamping on the moist paper—the color pops if you get it right, it runs if you get too much and it is very light if you get too little. You may ask, “what’s the use” but I think the end product was worth the practice. Good Luck!
I plan to add the Island Indigo ribbon instead of the Victorian, as soon as it gets here.
Okay, I’m stuck on Island Indigo! It’s a gorgeous color.
This card done with Uncharted Territory
#120456 cl $14.95
And the bottom was done with this printing plate (it was a FREE gift from SU so I thought I’d try it).
Tip: I inked it up with Chocolate Chip Craft Ink—the ink spot—then laid my paper on top and ran it through the big shot. It’s slightly raised and printed very evenly—they all did—all 50 of them. Yes, this is a swap!
Now, several pics of cards Connie and I did for her meeting tonight using the Posy Punch Hostess stamp set.
I think it’s a lovely stamp set that coordinates with the Fancy Flower Punch. Quick and Easy!
And my favorite card! I think it’s the color combination and the houndstooth pattern on this flower! original idea by Cheryl (thanks for sharing)