Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Swapping Here, There and Everywhere.

One of my favourite activities is swapping cards.  I get so many ideas and inspiration from the creativity of others.
Today I was participating in a Masculine Card Swap.
My first thought was to use the hot air balloon set but then I was walking by one of my displays and I came across this 3 x 3 card by Nancy Bates  that I got in a swap last July.
I loved the colours that she chose and it was definitely masculine.  I thought I could take this
card and recreate it as a bigger card.
I started playing around and then I got distracted as usual.  lol
I got the mail and in it was some great "happy mail"
I have the most amazing and wonderful Business Development Coach provided by Stampin' Up!
Her name is Ashley and she sent me this card which she made.  Isn't this gorgeous?

So now I had two fabulous cards to use as my inspiration.  So here is my masculine card.
I used the Open Sea stamp set for the images and Perfectly Penned stamp set for the sentiment.
The colours are Baja Breeze, Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler and Not Quite Navy.
I adhered some wavy strips from the Tasteful Trim Die and then embossed them with the
Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder in the Big Shot.
All the edges were inked with Early Espresso ink using a sponge dauber.
Thanks for all the great inspiration ladies.

1 comment:

  1. I love that we used the same stamp set for our swap and came up with such different looks!
    Thanks for sharing your card Denise!