Sunday, January 10, 2010

Swapping Sistahs! Part 3

We're at it again with our monthly card swap! I'm slightly behind on this occasion but at least the post is going up on the right day. Stephanie, our fearless leader for this month's swap, already has her two cards done and posted. The rest of us are getting there....

Not to say the goodies this month weren't great, I just had holiday projects, desk organization and a DH that wants scrapbook layouts rather than cards. :) He likes my cards too though. Once I did dig into the goodies I didn't know what I wanted to do with all of them. Steph spoiled us this month with two coordinating sets from SEI. See below for all the card-making funness...

This first card was using the SEI Moravia paper and embellishments. I used two of the patterned papers provided and the brads. I decided to also make this card using the Tuesday Morning Sketches sketch for this week. I added in one of the Inkadinkado stamps I got in the Joann's $1 bin and my new Martha Stewart Lace Doily border punch (yay Christmas!) as well. I found that I really liked the brown and gold flower paper, but eventually decided it would help bring out my brad embellishments instead of being my base. I saved off the rest for another project though. :)

Paper - SEI Moravia (patterned paper), Solids from Stash
Image - Inkadinkado stamp, A La Mode embossing powder
Embellishments - SEI Moravia (brads), MS border punch

And now on to card 2. (Still on time by California time (10:22pm) haha!)

I just finished this one and I'm very pleased how it turned out. I just did bits and pieces and it came together pretty well. First, I knew that the little flower patterned paper was just screaming to be paper pieced! YAY! Out came the little xacto knife. I thought MFT's Who's That Girl would be perfect for a little flowery coat, and her little dog too. I got MFT's Rain or Shine set from DH for Christmas so it was time to get it inky. :)

Second, I thought that since I was going with MFT stamps I would try out the MFT sketch challenge going on at Splitcoaststampers. So with these two things in mind my card formed. I was even able to use many of the components of the SEI Winter Song set Stephanie provided us with. I used 3 papers, ribbon, and red brads (snipped to just be jewels). As I had kinda cut into many of the 6x6 sheets, I had to supplement with a new solid red and light blue for my main shape and base.

And finally, I have to bring up this one element...See the sentiment? It looks like the ribbon is threaded through it? That's fake and not an intentional part of my design, but I went with it. :) I learned from Claire over at Waltzingmouse Stamps the other day in her blog post that the little EKSuccess corner punch doesn't always have to be a corner punch! It's simple to take off the little corner guide and then it's a nice little curved punch. I was going for rounding the sentiment and did the two sides and it was to cool to try as a ribbon slider and that's how I it ended up on the card. I'm probably the last to know that little guide comes off, but eh, you learn something new everyday, right?

Paper - SEI Winter Song (patterned paper), Solids from Stash
Image - My Favorite Things Rain or Shine stamp, Paper pieced coats and rain boots (clear embossing on boots), Colored with colored pencils
Embellishments - SEI Winter Song (ribbon, brads), MFT Sketch

Finally, be sure to check out the other ladies in our little Swapping Sistahs blog hop!

Ren-Yi (coming soon!)


Gabby said...

This is adorable!

Thanks for playing with us at Tuesday Morning Sketches!

Stephanie Gruss said...

Looks great! I like what you did with the faux ribbon slide! However, I am anxiously awaiting the newly organized crafty desk photo! :P

Belinda said...

Love your ribbon slide! Yeah, what hapened to to the new org desk?