Sunday, 21 October 2012

Greeting Card Kids Swap

I went to the wonderful Julie's Training yesterday and had a fantastic time - Thanks Julie! As you may know, when Stampin' Up! demonstrators get together we like to make a little card front or 3 D item to swap with each other.  This is great as we get lots of ideas and samples of different stamp sets, ribbons and papers etc (that we may not have ourselves) to show our customers.
I made my swap using the Stampin' Up Greeting Card Kids stamp set which is in the new Annual Catalogue. I love this set, it reminds me of books I used to read at school!
It's a 'colouring in' set, I used to avoid these sets but now I've got my aqua painters i can't get enough of them. I stamped the image using black stazon ink onto very vanilla card stock then coloured them in using ink pads and my aqua painter. If you are not used to painting with aqua painters or are a bit heavy handed I would advise you use water colour paper otherwise your card may buckle if it gets too wet. (I used to do a lot of painting on parchment so I'm used to keeping a dry brush).
This is my swap card, it's quite a simlpe layout, but it does take quite a long time to make over 30 of them, all that colouring in!

 I made it two slightly different versions.

 Here are a few of the 34 card fronts I made.
Stamp Set: Greeting Card Kids
Ink Pads: Riding Hood Red & Marina Mist or Raspberry Ripple and Midnight Muse, Gumball Green and Soft Suede
Marker Pen: Blushing Bride (scribble this on to the top of an ink pad then pick it up with your aqua painter).
Card Stock:Very Vanilla, Gumball Green, Riding Hood Red, Midnight Muse and Soft Suede.
Accessories: Gumball Greet stitched satin ribbon, silver dazzling details glitter and lattice square textured embossing folder.
Punches: 1/2" and 3/4" circle and scallop border trim.
I got some gorgeous swaps which I will have to photograph and download to show you.

1 comment:

  1. Love them. I really can't add any more to my wish list, can I ? Well maybe just this one.