Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Card Swap

My swap cards were kind of fun to do and a learning experience. I got to play with my markers – honestly, I have every marker and 2 sets of ink pads in every color that Close To My Heart has, but I barely use the markers until a fellow consultant showed me what you can do with them! I stamped the shopper in chocolate ink and colored her in. I then took a white gel pen to give some highlights (like where the sun would hit things). I added a tiny sparkle by the ear for an earring too! The card’s finish size is 4 x 5.5 so that it would fit into a regular envelope. Before folding the original size was 12 x 4 – so that I got 3 out of a sheet of 12x12. I did this because I didn’t want to just use white cardstock for a base, I wanted something more colorful. I scored it at the 2.5 inches and at 8 inches. If you think ahead you can score the sheets prior to cutting them so that you score 3 at a time. I used a UHU glue stick to do the pocket, I feel that is stronger and lasts longer. I used clothes pins to hold the edges down and make a tight seal.

I made a pocket in the inside so a gift card can fit inside. The stamp set is new and its call Ms. On The Go a new stamps set that is coming out in January – like tomorrow in the new Spring Catty. The striped paper is from our new papers that come out tomorrow too called Me Amore’. I had to make 44 of them because we have a whopping 44 new stamp sets coming out and 44 of us consultants each took a stamp set and made a card, which will give me a sample of each of the stamp sets to show off to you! I’ll be getting them in mid January and I’ll post them so you can get a peek. When I went to package them the little box didn’t work, I had to use a bigger box. For some reason the zip lock baggies I was requested to put them in filled up with air and didn’t let the top of the box close. I was suppose to then put the whole lot into a large zip lock bag, but that wasn’t happening – bag didn’t fit all of them so I sent an empty large bag along so that I was still following the directions for the swap.

Supplies used: Sparkles, Hollyhock arrow with matching brad, glue stick, Tombow glue, Ms. On The Go stamp set, san serif mini alphabet stamp set, Happy Birthday stamp set
Markers: Bamboo, Vanilla Cream, Desert Sand, Baby Pink, Heavenly Blue, Key Lime, Amethyst, Sunny Yellow, Honey, and white gel pen, Ink: Chocolate ink pad
Paper: Blush cardstock, Chocolate Cardstock, Daisy Cardstock

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