Friday, June 28, 2013

Card swap, round 2, month 5

This month, we received this awesome, but challenging kit from Wendy. At least it was challenging for me because is full of ephemeral and embellishments outside of my comfort zone. But that's the good thing about this swap, helping us create outside of our comfort zones. I was scared when I saw all this goodness: an almanac page, journaling cards, lace, pearl sprays, sequins. All stuff I never use. But I was determined to do it justice.

I made just three cards, but have enough supplies to make several more. Here's the first. Wendy sent the punched hearts and the stamp and I thought they went together nicely with the journaling card. I added the base, brads, button, and twine from my stash.

For this next card, everything but the circle brads came from the kit. I usually don't like lumpy, bumpy on my cards (extra postage, ya know), but I thought the pearl spray added the perfect finishing touch.

This last card is sooooo out of my comfort zone. Stamping? sequins? ephemeral? Simple, but I loved how all the pieces came together.

All the sentiments are from Unity so I'm linking this up to their Friends with Flair.

Please visit the rest of the cardmakers and leave them some comment love:


Susan:
http://simplysusansscrap.blogspot.com/

Katie:
http://www.2craftykaties.blogspot.com/

Peggy:
http://myviewfromthebleachers.blogspot.com/

Wendy:
http://shesgonecrafty.blogspot.com/

Laurie:
http://www.scrapsfromthebeach.com/

11 comments:

Donna Mack said...

I LOVE that first card!!! Great work!!!!

Cynthia said...

Wow, I like them all! Great CAS designs.

Angeline said...

all your cards are so pretty. great job on working with the embellies. :)

Kris said...

Love what you've done with your card-making box. Great cards.

JPScraps said...

All the cards are fabulous! I really like the first one.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Great trio of cards! The first is super lovely.

Corrie said...

Great cards love them all

Gaylynn said...

These are a great set of cards. All different and unique. :)

Julie Odil said...

These are all nice, but I really like that third one!

Miwa said...

Love all the cards and I'm very pleased to see you using your Unity stamps. See, you use them! Now you can rationalize going and buying more!!! :) No, seriously - your cards look great!

Pryn said...

All of these cards are FANTASTIC!!! I especially love that last one..the stars are awesome! Way to ROCK that kit!!!