Tuesday, February 18, 2020

February Swap Cards

Here are the cards I sent out for the February swaps with my dear card making friends. I'm posting at the end of the month because I wanted to make sure they were all received before I posted photos anywhere. 
1. Alphabet Swap Letter "I" - "I" is for Iris
For this card I created the background with Distress Inks on Strathmore Bristol paper. I then stamped the Hero Arts Color Layering Iris Combo with Altenew Crisp Dye Inks and added some extra texture with Prismacolor pencils and Liquid Pearls. I die cut the Irises and layered them on the background which I mounted on pink cardstock.

2. Technique - Snow Globe card
This technique from Splitcoaststampers uses acetate for the front of the card to give the snow globe appearance. I used JudiKins embossable window plastic and embossed snowflakes using Hero Arts Sparkle Embossing Powder. I also added a small scrap of white swirly cardstock for the "snow" and wood grain scraps for the base. 

The inside is stamped using the C.C. Designs "Sugarplum Snowy Scenery" set, colored with Prismacolor pencils and the background is inked with Distress inks. There's some "Frosted Lace" Stickles for snowy accents and Glossy Accents on the window panes for a little extra shimmer.

3. Anything Goes ~ Bunnies Peeking through Windows
These adorable bunnies are from My Favorite Things "Sweet Somebunny" stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copic Markers. I used the Simon Says Stamp "Tri Square" die to make windows in the front of the card and backed them with acetate so the bunnies could peek through. The stamps, papers, and washi tape all came in a card kit from Simon Says Stamp.

I fussy cut out the bunnies and placed them on background paper inside the card so they would line up with the windows on the front of the card.

4. Theme: Valentine ~ Meant to Bee
The stamps, papers and embellishments on this card all came in a card kit from Simon Says Stamp. The stamp set is called "Bee Yourself". I added Glossy Accents to the heart for a little extra shimmer.

5. Sketch Card - Yappy Birthday!
I truly enjoy doing Sketch challenges it really stretches my imagination. I have to admit, I tried quite a few combinations before I found one that I really liked. I used several masks to stamp the dogs in a stack to fill the panel. They are colored very simply with Prismacolor pencils as I didn't want to draw the eye away from the gorgeous DCWV "Pet Stack" papers. The little bone charm was from my stash and the paw print was punched from the papers with a circle punch and covered in Glossy Accents to give it a wet look.

Here is the Sketch I was working from. As you can see I narrowed the fourth panel so I could showcase the papers a little more.

I had a lot of fun making these cards and it's already time to make a new set for the March swaps. I can't wait! I just love getting Happy Mail. :D

Thanks so much for stopping by! Hugs, Eileen