Sunday, January 20, 2008

New Catalog Swap




I joined a swap for new Spring-Summer Collection. We all made 10 card fronts, plus 1 full card. The coordinator will swap our cards out for other ones and then we'll get 10 different ones back. This way, we can show off designs from many different stamp sets in the new catalog. The full card gets sent to the troops. How cool is that?

I *totally* cased (copy and steal/or share everything) from scrapnextras design on SCS. I loved the color combination and the watercolored images. I ended up making the 11 for the swap, plus 10 more. 6 of them will go to my current buyer's club members and I'm saving the others to send out.

The Shimmery White paper was a good choice for this. I watercolored the birds with Real Red and Ballet Blue with Aqua Painters. It took a few tries to get it right, but I like the overall effect. I also used a make-up sponge for the grass along the bottom edge.

All materials are Stampin' Up!

Stamps: A Little Birdie Told Me
Cardstock: Shimmery White, Real Red, Bordering Blue, So Saffron
Ink Pads/Markers: Real Red, Ballet Blue, Black StazOn, Wild Wasabi
Accessories: Fresh Favorites eyelets
Tools: Scallop punch, 1 3/8" circle punch, 1 1/4" circle punch, 1" circle punch, Crop-a-Dile, makeup sponges

26 comments:

Rose Ann said...

This is adorable!! I love how you've colored those birdy bellies!! Great card!!

Tania said...

Lovely card!

Jailbird said...

super cute! I love it!

Denise ~ said...

Love your blog banner! It looks great! So happy that everything worked for you! :) I'll be sure to keep dropping by, you have a great blog!

Elizabeth said...

what a nice card! I love that set!

Laura said...

Awesome work! So glad I could inspire you!

Stacy said...

This is great. Your coloring is just beautiful! TFS!

Aimee said...

What adorable birds... you coloring is great.

Sandi Berg said...

Very cute card!

BTW: I love your title graphic! What a neat/creative idea.

britta said...

very cute-I love getting swaps back and seeing what else everyone creates as well!

Ribbons And Ink said...

i love love love this birdie card!!!

Stampmouse said...

beautiful

Tami in OH said...

Love your creations with the preview sets - way cute!!!
:)

Becky said...

Really cute! I haven't played with this set yet, and I keep seeing all these cute cards. Now I must go ink it up! TFS

Diane said...

This is so cute! You did a wonderful job coloring!! And by the way I LOVE your blog header! It's great.
Diane

Helen said...

Beautiful! Love your colouring!

Amanda Sewell said...

Super CUTE Michele!

Teresa said...

Adorable swap card! Love the colors!!!

Lisa's Blessed A Latte said...

Love this!!! The colors the layout are Amazing!!

Leigh said...

Cute card. Love the birds.

Stampin' Up! Gal said...

cute card... I love this set!!

Dana said...

This is an adorable card! Enjoy the swap!!

erinkmckinney (stampininthesun) said...

How cute! I love the birdies pink and red tummies!

erinkmckinney (stampininthesun) said...

oops! I wanted to add..Love your blog banner!

Jennifer (jennifer-g on SCS) said...

I think I have this in my fav's over on SCS! I love the layout. Great job coloring. :-)

Jane said...

Love the bird card! What great colors.

Jane