Wednesday, April 8, 2009

More Swaps (yes, really)

Here are my swap cards for Jami's Occasions Mini Swap - I used Sense of Time for both of them, but the second one is emphasis on the Walk In The Park Designer Series Paper - which I love love love!

The first card I wanted a masculine feel, instead of the springy style I've been playing with. My swap card is actually a little different than this - apparently I did not take a photo of my final version before mailing it off? The card base is Always Artichoke followed by a layer of Sahara Sand which is distressed with the Cutter Kit. Then I put a piece of Not Quite Navy partially into my Crimper and rolled it a few times. I inked the edges and the crimped lines direct-to-paper from my Not Quite Navy ink pad. On my *real* swap card, I added two Vintage Brads to the bottom and two to the left of the tag, on the Not Quite Navy layer.

The Sahara Sand tag uses a piece of Textured card stock. I stamped the clock image from Sense of Time in Sahara Sand ink just off the right edge of the tag. I used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to stamp the sentiment from this stamp set in Not Quite Navy ink. Then a very thin strip of Always Artichoke is wrapped around the bottom of the tag and secured on the back. I used a Jumbo Eyelet and on my *real* swap card, I used a wide piece of Twill Tape, tied off with a piece of Chocolate Chip Taffeta ribbon. The wide Twill Tape made the card fairly bulky, but I like that stuff! I adhered the tag with several Stampin' Dimensionals.

For the inside of these cards, I stamped the clock image from Sense of Time repeatedly in Sahara Sand ink on a Sahara Sand card stock liner. Finally, I layered a few strips of the Not Quite Navy card stock and Chocolate Chip card stock. If we get our own card back (I don't remember) I'll take a picture of my *real* swap card and you can tell me which version you prefer!

Stamps: Sense of Time
Ink: Sahara Sand, Not Quite Navy
Cardstock: Always Artichoke, Sahara Sand, Not Quite Navy, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Jumbo Eyelets, Vintage Brads, Mat Pack, Crimper, Twill Tape, Chocolate Chip Taffeta Ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals

My second card is using these GORGEOUS pattern papers from Walk In The Park DSP, in the new Occasions Mini Catalog and the Sense of Time stamp set again.

I used a card base of Kiwi Kiss Textured card stock - I just love the little extra dimension that the textured card stock has - makes me want to touch it! The pattern paper I used is the same sheet, just the two different sides with the So Saffron print on the top and the Pink Pirouette print on the bottom of the card. I layered a piece of So Saffron card stock and a piece of the Baja Breeze pattern paper as an anchor. The Kiwi Kiss Striped Ribbon is knotted and tucked under the So Saffron strip. I edged the card front with paper piercing, using the Mat Pack.

I stamped the other sentiment from A Sense of Time in Basic Gray ink onto a strip of Whisper White card stock and layered it onto a mat of Kiwi Kiss, punched with the Ticket Corner Punch. This is adhered using Stampin' Dimensionals.

For the inside of this card, I used a Whisper White card stock liner and stamped the gears image in So Saffron ink. The corner accents are another pattern from the Walk In The Park dsp, punched with the Photo Corner Punch.

Stamps: Sense of Time
Ink: Basic Gray, So Saffron
Cardstock: Kiwi Kiss Textured, So Saffron, Whisper White, Walk in the Park DSP
Accessories: Ticket Corner Punch, Photo Corner Punch, Kiwi Kiss Striped Ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals, Mat Pack


Jennifer Corson said...

Oh...I have to get this paper! I love it! Beautiful card!

Jacquel said...

Great cards Mary! I love the second's fab!!

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