One of the great things about Stampin’ Up! Convention is the opportunity to swap cards and other projects with talented ladies from all over Australia and New Zealand, and this year was no exception.
These were my swap cards ….
You may recognise these from a previous post on the blog here, yep my Messy Monday Gesso and Old Book Paper cards, in many, many colours. These were such fun to create, seeing how various colours in the spritzers went together. Some were not so great, but most were delightful.
I received many lovely swaps in return and will share what I have permission to over the next few weeks. Here are a couple from my convention buddies, Colleen and Jackie.
This is Jackie’s swap card also featuring the wonderful Sheltering Tree Polymer Stamp Set. Jackie has created this effect using the Chalk Board Paper and the ColorBox Chalk Ink pads (they come in three colours, Aquamarine, Rose Coral and Yellow Citrus… which are in the Occasions Catalogue and will not be available after June 2nd, so order before then if you are a fan of the chalkboard look (and don’t forget to get re-inkers for your ink pads as well, so they stay juicy for many years to come). Jackie doesn’t have a blog yet, but will soon.
And this is Colleen’s swap card featuring the fabulous Bow Builder Punch to create that very pretty little bow. The flower in the centre of the bow is made with the Simply Pressed Clay and Blossoms mould. The clay and moulds are discontinuing as of 2nd June, so if you want more clay to use in your moulds, don’t forget to put your order in prior to 2nd June (the earlier the better because once it is sold out, it’s gone!). I stocked up on some more clay so I could keep on creating easy, light clay flowers for a while yet. To see more of Colleen’s work, head on over to her blog, Colleen’s Cards.