Sunday, January 27, 2013

January Swap cards

These are 3 of the 4 swap cards I did this month. They haven't all been received but I am posting them anyway. I forgot to get a picture of the 4th. I am hoping Gillian will send a picture after it gets to Australia.
This card was pretty simple but pretty, I thought.  The theme was Valentines.  The embossing die is new.  It is from Dance. I think I got it at Hobby Lobby but I have been traveling a bit and going to many different stores so I am not sure. It is easily searchable on the internet as Butterfly embossing folder. 

Then I just inked it lightly with Stampin Up ink.  And the word stamp is form a holiday set I got at JoAnn's 

The theme for this swap was coloring techniques. I love 3's. They make such a statement so easily. I got this rose at I Brake for Stamps.  It may be retired. I looked on the website and didn't see it. (Della, if you check out my post will you add the location in the comments if you still carry it)

The coloring technique on the roses was pastel pencil and then Diamond Glaze over the top. I only had two colors. I would have liked to have had more colors to shade more.
The border punch is by EK.

The Theme on this one was Red and White only.  The star of this card is the stamp by I Brake For Stamps.  Here is a link for a set of stamps like this one.  I know it is offered individually too.  I did shade it a little extra because the red ink did not show off the details as much as I would have like.  Amazing stamp that makes creating a beautiful card easy.

My forth card had a Mexico theme. I will post a picture when it arrives in Australia and I get a picture!

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