Monday, 19 November 2012

Inspired by a Convention swap



I received loads of beautiful swaps at Convention, which I haven’t got round to photographing yet because I never seem to be here in daylight. I find blogging at this time of year very frustrating... will have to dig out my daylight lamp again, although even that doesn’t produce best results. But anyway, enough griping, I have decided this year to make better use of my swaps. Normally I just add them to my displays but this year I’m going to use some of them as starting points for new designs... or even just CASE them if I have the correct supplies!
The inspiration: A Convention swap

These little cards (forgive the photo, you know the problems) were made to include in a recent party order. It was a VERY successful party, so I needed a LOT of cards. For my thank you cards for orders, I make half-sized cards, starting with a piece of A4 cut into quarters.

My starting point was this anonymous swap I received at Convention. (Edited to add: Turns out it was by Val Moody.) And, as we were all given this stamp set at Convention, I could make it myself! Well, I had some help from my friend Kelly, who was given free rein to choose colours... as long as I had enough to hand. Between us we made about 30 cards in a couple of hours!

Stamps: Summer Silhouettes, Sweet Essentials
Cardstock: So Saffron, Very Vanilla, Raspberry Ripple
Ink: Pool Party, Early Espresso, Raspberry Ripple
Accessories: Big Shot, Butterfly Embosslits

All products by Stampin’ Up!®

1 comment:

  1. Ha Ha! It's mine!!! They were so last minute, I didn't have time to put my details on the back. So pleased that it inspired you though. Val. XX

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