Thursday, July 3, 2008

BoHo Backgrounds swap card and another sketch player.

This card was created for my first swap as a Great Swap Girl. I just got my swaps back yesterday and they are all super! This one was a fun one although a bit tedious. You see I really do not like to re-create cards. Usually as soon as I make one I am done and move on to the next. Very seldom do I make more than one of the same card -- even if I have extra supplies from a class. Hence the only swaps I join are with one of two groups. Both groups have wonderful swappers and the numbers are always kept low. For this one I had to make 15 -- which felt more like 40 to me because of all the details but it was worth it.

The little flowers are stamped randomly on the three strips of paper and then I colored in the flower centers with a Rose Red marker. I also used that marker to add dots around the outer white layer and to add some color to the sentiment area too. The main Black piece and the top white are both embossed with the cuttlebug. The medallion was created with three heat embossed images punched out with different size punches and popped up with dimensionals at each level before attaching to a black scallop circle. The scallop has white dots on it that were made with my gel pen. Finally I added a pretty in pink brad to the center. The three brads on the side are attached with little washer type punched out circles of black underneath them. I think the rest is pretty easy. Here are the supplies that were used.

Stamp: Boho Backgrounds and Fun and Fast Notes

Paper: Basic Black Whisper White and Pretty in Pink

Ink: Basic Black, VersaMark

Other: Rose Red Marker, White Gel Pen, Pretty in Pink Brads, Black detail embossing powder, 1 3/8, 1 ¼ and 1 inch circle punches, paper piercer.

I sure hope the girls liked them.


Now for another player for this weeks sketch challenge!

Lori at Live, Love, Laugh, Create

Great card Lori, I love that owl! Thanks for playing.

4 nice people left a comment:

Lorie said...

Wow! That is a gorgeous card! 15 is a lot and I don't usually do that many either so I feel ya! I'm glad you liked my was much fun to make! :o) Enjoy your day everyone!

stampin_melissa said...

What a gorgeous card!

Margaret said...

Wow, another fabulous card, MJ!! You have such a creative mine; you blow me away!

Kerry said...

i LOVE this card! need to CASE this for sure!