Thursday, August 5, 2010

Whipper Snapper Stamps & Penny Black Stamps SCS Card Swap

I finally got these cards finished. They have been in different stages of completion. Today I was determined to sit at my craft table and finish them. They are for one of the card swaps on Splitcoast Stampers that I am participating in. I signed up for 2 Whipper Snapper Stamp spots and 1 Penny Black Stamps spot. Each spot was 6 cards so I made a total of 18 cards.

This card is for the Penny Black spot. It is the first time I have tried an oversize card, this is a 5 1/2 square card. I saw this image online and fell in love with it. I just had to order it. I love her, she is so innocent. The card base is yellow, then the striped designer paper. The next layer is one of the two turquoiseteal cardstocks that SU makes. I used Copics to color the image. The color I used for her dress has quite a bit of green in it, however it was the closest marker I have to teal or turquoise. I could have used a SU marker, I don't like them as well as I like the Copic markers. The ribbon is from AMuse Art Stamps. I thought she turned out rather cute.The next two cards are my Whipper Snapper stamps cards. I saw this cute image at Stampers Corner in Elk Grove. That is another stamp store that I go to once in awhile. Because there's so much color in the image, I didn't think it needed much added to it. The card base is SU's brillant blue. I backed the white layer with black and added the blue checked ribbon which I think I found at Michael's. I think its another cute card.
This is for the second Whipper Snapper spot. The tulip started off being red. I cut around the petals and was going to back it with black. I was going to use a black and red color scheme. Then I saw this paper at Michael's and wanted to use it. The red tulip looked okay with the pink cardbase and this paper, however, I didn't like how I had cut out around the petals. Doing "fussy cutting" is not something I do very well. So I decided to stamp the tulip over and color it pink. The pink ribbon I had in my stash. So, I like the new design. It looks very girly. :)
I need to package these up tomorrow and get them mailed. The cards are due to the hostess by the 11th so I'll send them priority mail and they should reach her by the 11th.
My stamp group has another shoebox card swap on the 14th so I need to get my cards done for that swap. The theme is holiday so I'm going to use a card I made in the AMuse class I took last month. I'll share the cards I get in return from this swap soon as I get them. :)


jalna said...

Sooo cute, the cards make me smile!

Betty Townsend said...

Thanks jalna! Yeah, they do make me smile too. I love the way they turned out.

Korin said...

These are so cute!! Thanks for sticking with me, Betty :). You are a blessing!!