Saturday, March 1, 2008

Our swap and a wedding...can there be more Joy??

Happy Sunday all!

I think I told all of you about the 3 x 3 swap I was hostessing for a group of stamper's the first swap for many of them and it was so neat to see the diversity of ideas...every one I accepted for the swap was my favorite for a time that lasted only until I received the next one! I thought I'd share them with you so that you could get inspired...whether for a stamp design idea or inspired to have a swap among your closest stamping pals :)

In order from the back L-> R, the designers are: Becky, Ann, Kathy and Roxanne and from the front: Peggy, Deby and Wendy. Actually, Becky made similar card for my swap pile and one to thank me for hostessing, so I put in the TY one. That was so nice! Click on the picture to make it bigger and see the detail.

Oh, my card? Well that's right here:

I used SU's Polka dot and Paisley cute!

I wanted so very much to use acetate to make my card. I had my husband buy a box of write on transparencies. I used white craft ink on the overhead film, but then I had a heck of a time trying to get it to dry thoroughly! I used my heat gun, waited a week or so and even heated it again! No luck! Finally I used different overhead transparencies made specifically for ink jet/laser printers. It had a rougher 'toothiness' to it, but it took the ink AND it dried! (With heat gun, in about 15 seconds!) Finally, I was able to get exactly what I pictured on the card! Being clear, it is hard to get a good picture, so I put it on pink paper. Only the front of the card is stamped. Inside there is a blank pink square which is hidden when you have the card closed. Hope you can see it! Everyone in the swap is already ready to do another one! Tee hee!

Next up is a card I made for my friend's wedding. I love this image from Gina K's Heartfelt Hits I set. It is SOOOO Grace Kelly, isn't it?? I also used SU's soft sky and Night of Navy....two of my favorite SU colors. Once I inked the couple in Versamark onyx ink, I glittered up the bride's dress with an SU glue pen and Dazzling diamonds glitter. You can see how she sparkles in the close up shot.

It was nice to make just a simple card and still have it look elegant. You can see in the sentiment that it has a ..... at the end. Inside I simply used the word 'bliss' (SU Noteworthy stamp...the print type matched PERFECTLY) and then layered it with white and night of navy in the center of the card. I was very pleased with the result.

I almost forgot...I put a piece of clear acetate over the couple so glitter wouldn't get everywhere. In the close up you can see the N.O.N. blue (as opposed to SU N.Q.N blue ;)
is a frame over the entire image.

What do you think?

That's it for tonight's post. I have some school work to get to tonight and a gift to ready for my friend's 40th birthday tomorrow....a few surprises ;) tee hee!!

Be blessed!

PS I was tagged by my blogging/stamping/CHF friend Holly on her blog Glitter, stamps and Ink, oh my!....I'll tell you more in a post tomorrow if I have any energy by the time I get home from my jobs (about 8 pm tomorrow night!) God is SO good to me!


  1. Great cards! Love the transparency one and great tip! I would have thought the ink would dry so now I know which ones to buy! Thanks!

  2. The transparency card is just gorgeous, those spots are so great on the clear. And your wedding card is very elegant.

  3. Love the cards you have made. Both are my favourites ! ! !

  4. These are some great cards and I love the tip about the transparency. That's good to know.

    Sound like your swap was a success and I'm you all have a great time together.

  5. Great cards, Kim! Love your little clear card a lot! Thanks for coming by my blog and left such kind comments. Life has taken a little turn and priorities need to be readjusted. Hopefully soon I'll get it all settled. But God is good!

  6. I really love this card. What a great job!!

    Come visit my blog,
    Jessica Lynn

  7. Totally awesome cards - gorgeous!!! I love the transparency card - totally great! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

  8. Great cards, the transparent one is fab. x


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