I took the plunge and signed up at my LSS for one of the card swaps. I’m hoping to get involved with some local scrapbooking and card making to expand my horizons.lol. Well, here is the first card I’ve made for their swap. It’s a little different than the ones we do here at CS, I had to make 11 of the same card for the swaps and in turn, I will get 10 different ones back and then the shopkeeper keeps one to display in the store. Woohoo, one of my very own cards will be displayed in a store.or at least I hope it will.
Anyway, I was inspired by a couple of different sources for this card and I want to make sure I mention both of them. First of all, I got the idea for a pocket card from Michelle Wooderson. Although I didn’t make mine anything like the way she makes hers, I decided to make a pocket card after I saw one she made.
Next, do you see that beautiful DSP (designer series paper)?!? Isn’t that just to die for? Click on the image to zoom in if you need to. This is 100% Stampin’ Up!T although you won’t find it in any catalog. I made this fabulous DSP all by my lonesome.err.with a little guidance from very talented Gretchen Barron, that is. She came up with these colors, stamps, layering to make this beautiful paper. I fell in love with it and saved her card in my idea folder so I could try it someday. Well, someday came when my LSS told me that the theme for the swap was Fall. What better way to bring in Autumn than with the Autumn Days stamp set (#115452). Add some of the fascinating In Colors and you’ve got yourself a beautiful hand made DSP!
Supplies: (all Stampin’ Up! unless otherwise noted)
Stamps: En Francais, Autumn Days (shown right)
Paper: Soft Suede, Dusty Durango, Very Vanilla
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Soft Suede, Dusty Durango, Crushed Curry
Other: Dusty Durango Grosgrain Ribbon, Hemp Twine, sponges, Scallop Square Punch, Glue Stick, SNAIL Adhesive, button (from stash), sewing machine
CS partner and DTM for Brenda Cook
Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator