Thursday, January 3, 2008

Swap Sneak Peeks!

These are two cards I made for some swaps recently. One was for cards featuring Time Well Spent, one of the new level 3 hostess sets, and the other was for sets in the preview, which also happen to be in the new Spring/Summer Collection from Stampin' Up.

stamps - Time Well Spent
paper - lavender lace, taken with teal, soft sky
whisper white
ink - lavender lace, chocolate craft, old olive, soft
acc - aquapainter, clear EP, olive 5/8" grosgrain,
mat pack and piercer

This card gave me fits! It originally started out with a completely different color combo and layout. It just WAS NOT WORKING! And I was getting a little frustrated. So I started all over, and ended up with this. I used the new set Mark the Date, and wish I had the month set to go with it, but it isn't available yet.
stamps - Mark the Date
paper - basic black, river rock, groovy guava, ruby red
ink - basic black, river rock, ruby red
acc - guava double-stitched grosgrain; silver brad; 1-3/8", 1-1/4", and 1/2" circle punches


Angie Tieman said...

Beautiful cards! Love that calendar one, especially the little half-circle you have down below. I just got that set yesterday but haven't tried anything with it yet, so thanks for the inspiration!

Anonymous said...

I love both of these cards but the 2nd one especially just grabbed my attention love the color combo!

Claudia Rosa ~ Pretty Pressings said...

hey.. i recognize your blog.
you make super things... i noticed some cards in the gallerie and from there i went to your blog.


Amanda said...

Both cards are super cute! Sorry about the card giving you fits! I hate when it just won't work out perfectly as planned in your head :)

Lauren said...

These cards have such great color combinations. It's really neat the way you called out the date with the embellishment and circle.

laos348 said...

Very cool - I really like the color combo in the second card. It really stands out.

Helen said...

Ooooh, I love the springy colours of the first card. And I love the fact that the second card is so different - it's nice to see a card that makes you completely rethink design! Great cards!

Anonymous said...

:D can't wait to see them IRL!

Debbi said...

I love how you have used the Mark the Date! Those are great colors too. I just had to have this set and will have to CASE your card! Thanks for the idea. :)

Krystie Lee said...

Yay, I received these!! I love my collection of Becky originals! My husband grabbed the calendar one off of the table and said, "this one is GOOD!" That's the highest compliment that he pays!

Lori said...

Love what you did with Mark the Date--great color combo!