Saturday, April 21, 2012

SCS Card Swap

I promised you more projects this weekend....

With all the cards I've been making recently, I decided to join a card swap group over at SplitCoast Stampers (SCS).  Today I received my first "welcome" card from one of the members - so pretty!  As part of the card swap, my first task will be to make six cards for the April Showers/May Flowers swap.  This is the first - one down, five to go.

(Apologies for the quality of the photo - I will try to retake it tomorrow in daylight)


I used a number of techniques including clear embossing a harlequin pattern on the cream cardstock panel in the middle and digging out some old tools:
  • Base Cardstock = Close to My Heart Colonial White (love the quality)
  • Pink/Black Cardstock = Paper Studio
  • Stripe paper = DCWV
  • Bakers Twine on middle panel = Queen & Company (love their multi-color twines)
  • Flowers = punched with an old paddle punch from Sizzix and popped with 3-D foam tape from CTMH
  • Liquid Pearls on center of flowers
  • Brads on corners of panel = Spare Parts
  • Black circles cut with EK Success circle punch and embossed with Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folder
  • Stamp for harlequin pattern = Stampabilities
  • Embossing powder = Hampton Art clear

P.S.  Come back next Saturday April 28 and join a fun blog hop with me with great giveaways and inspiring designs


  1. Beautiful card!

    Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week!

  2. Love the detail with the twine! Thanks for playing along at Ribbon Carousel this week!

  3. Love the touch of pink accented with the black - makes for a stunning card. Thanks for the inspiration and joining us for our "Spring/Summer Color Challenge" at Aud Sentiments!

  4. fab card, thanks for playing along with our challenge at CRAFTY CATZ, x carol

  5. Beautiful card. Love the twine! Thanks for joining us at DYSU.

  6. Fab card and thanks for joining us at Crafty catz this week