Tuesday, February 16, 2010

A Good Friend's Swaps

I joined a couple of swaps on Splitcoaststampers hosted by my dear friend Paola, aka Sama, aka Sweet P, aka the temptress.  Although I've never had the priveledge of meeting her in person, as she lives in our wonderful Olympic host city, I feel as though I have met her.  If you are lucky enough to know who I'm talking about, you'll know what I mean.  If you don't know her, hop on over to her current swaps and I know she'll welcome you with open arms!   Her Embossing Folder Challenge swap is due in a little less than a month so you still have time to get it completed.  There's also her Asian Flair swap which isn't due until April 25 so there won't be any problems there.

Here's a sneak peek at my submissions for these swaps:

These are for the Embossing Folder Challenge.  At first I thought it would be a piece of cake, since how hard can it be to use two embossing folders in one card, right? But it did prove to be a challenge as the swap name suggests.  The first card (left/pink) is as it looks.  The lighter pink layer was embossed with my Cuttlebug Bloom Dots folder while the darker pink layer was embossed with my Cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder.  The ribbon in the middle hides where both pieces meet and ties it all together.    The second card (right/turquoise) was a little trickier.  I first ran the white cardstock through in my Cuttlebug Victoria folder, then I brayered the debossed side with SU Certainly Celery, ran the cs through again with my Cuttlebug Thanks folder and brayered the embossed side with SU Tempting Turquoise.  This was my first attempt at this technique but I think it turned out quite well. 

This card was made for Paola's Asian Flair swap.  I embossed the main image and the "dream" image in gold and stamped the two black panels with the "dream" image in versamark.  The card is tied together with gold ribbon and is looped through a chinese coin. 

Thanks for looking

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