Friday, March 17, 2017

IIOTR | Swap Cards

Last year was my first year attending Inking Idaho on the Road.  It was also my first time swapping cards in a group setting.  It was definitely an interesting experience as a first timer.  Not knowing what to expect, I'd only made a couple dozen cards - I was out of cards within the first 15 minutes of the doors being opened!

Hot Air Balloon Thinking of You Card | Handmade Card Using Stampin Up Lift Me Up Suite

This year I was a little more prepared.  I doubled the number of cards I made.  Which actually turned out to be a few too many, but I think that was more because I was in and out of the main area, where the swaps were happening, a bit - preparing for my presentation that morning.  Towards afternoon, I wandered around and distributed a few of the extra cards I had to several different crafters.

Hot Air Balloon Thinking of You Card | Handmade Card Using Stampin Up Lift Me Up Suite

You may recognize this first design as the same layout from the thank you card I gave my friends.  I had liked that layout so much, I chose to duplicate it in this design.

Hot Air Balloon Thinking of You Card | Handmade Card Using Stampin Up Lift Me Up Suite

The second design I created, used a slightly more soft and sweet color pallet.  I adore the Falling In Love suite and So In Love stamp set, and the script on the stamp sets in divine.

A Day to Celebrate Card | Handmade Card Using Stampin Up Falling in Love Papers and So In Love Stamps

I decided that copper would be a lovely accent to the soft colors, so I added a bit in the foil paper, and heat embossing.

A Day to Celebrate Card | Handmade Card Using Stampin Up Falling in Love Papers and So In Love Stamps

The two cards are different, but thanks to the use of similar elements in both (banners and stitched shapes) I thought they coordinated well, and reflected my style.

A Day to Celebrate Card | Handmade Card Using Stampin Up Falling in Love Papers and So In Love Stamps

I had fun swapping again this year, and will be excited to do so again next time.

Thanks for stopping by!


Much love,                                                         
                                              








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