Every year when I go to convention, the only swap I participate in is the one with the Control Freak Stampers. They are such a talented group of stampers and the cards are outstanding. Now that we're home from convention, it's time to share our swap cards in this month's blog hop.
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For our convention swap, we each made two different cards.
For my first card, I stamped the butterfly in Bermuda Bay, Pool Party, and Island Indigo Ink. Then I cut it out using the Bold Butterfly Framelits. I cut out another butterfly from a piece of Basic Black card stock using the Butterflies Thinlits. I layered both butterflies together using a dimensional. I used the Fluttering embossing folder for the background so it all coordinated together.
I layered the butterfly and the sentiment on top of a piece of 2" wide Neutrals Designer Series Paper (DSP) that I punched using the Triple Banner Punch. I finished off the front of the card with a small flower (Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack) and a Rhinestone.
For the inside of the card, I used another piece of Neutrals DSP so it coordinated with the front of the card along with some Island Indigo Cotton Ribbon.
For my second card, I wanted to feature our Tea Lace Doilies. I stamped the sentiment from the Garden in Bloom stamp set in Night of Navy ink on Whisper White card stock and then punched it out using the 2" Circle Punch. I layered it on top of a piece of Marina Mist card stock that was cut out using the 2 1/2" circle punch. I then attached both layers to the Tea Lace Doily.
It's a little difficult to see in the photo, but the background is embossed using the Elegant Dots embossing folder. I finished off the front of the card with some flowers (from the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack), pearls, and a piece of Marina Mist Cotton Ribbon.
For the inside of the card, I used the same embossing folder on the left side of the card stock and finished it off with another piece of Marina Mist Cotton Ribbon.
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Just For You Butterfly Card
Stamps: Watercolor Wings
Paper: Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, Pool Party, Island Indigo, Neutrals DSP Collection
Ink: Bermuda Bay, Pool Party, Island Indigo
Accessories: Rhinestones, Dimensionals, Island Indigo Cotton Ribbon
Punches: Large Oval, Scallop Oval, Triple Banner, Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack
Big Shot: Fluttering Embossing Folder, Butterflies Thinlits, Bold Butterfly Framelits
Stamps: Garden in Bloom
Paper: Whisper White, Marina Mist, Soft Sky, Tea Lace Doily
Ink: Night of Navy
Accessories: Pearls, Marina Mist Cotton Ribbon
Punches: Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack, Circle (2", 2 1/2")
Big Shot: Elegant Dots Embossing Folder