Hi Everyone. Happy Tuesday.
This is the first night of sharing my swap cards. I hope you enjoy this little change and enjoy the fabulous cards created by my fellow demos.
There were several cards using the "For All Things" set. It was one of the sets that I didn't purchase in the new catalog and I am kicking myself. It is one of those sets that I REALLY should have put in my basket. As tonight's cards prove, it's very versatile. These are gorgeous cards. I'm sorry I couldn't get a better shot of them, but it was raining cats and dogs outside, so I wasn't able to go out onto the deck or porch and take a decent photo. So, I had to make do with trying to catch light in my north facing dinette :-)
Let's start with Carrie's card. I really love the Blackberry Bliss with Mossy Meadow. It is such a regal combination. I love that she stamped the BB layer and then ran it through the Big Shot with the Fancy Fan Embossing folder. Of course, the new Angled Tag Topper punch was the perfect thing to use to showcase the stamps within the set. The rich silkiness of the ribbon is the perfect finishing touch. Gorgeous.
Now, on to Christy's card. It's such a different color scheme and uses different stamps and you wouldn't believe that it came from the same set as Carrie's card. I love the touch of Blackberry Bliss DSP separating the two main panels and how it ties to the stamped sentiment. I also love the mixture of Very Vanilla dn Whisper White on the two panels. Another great thing about this card is that you can easily put it through the post - with no extra postage required. Another fabulous card.
Now, on to Jolene's card. I love the texture that Jolene created on this card. The banners with the DSP are a perfect way to add pattern, but they don't detract from the focal image and sentiment. In fact, the colors on the DSP help to bring all the other colors together that Jolene used on this card. The little candy dot brings the eye to the sentiment and adds just a little bit more interest. Fabulous!
Finally, we have Rhonda's card. I love the gorgeous fall colors and the use of the wooden element perfectly echoes the leaf stamp and ties the front to the back. The yellow sponging on the banner picks up the Crushed Curry on the leaves underneath. The twine wrapped around the top and through the wooden element adds just a little touch of bling, as does the basic rhinestone. Another gorgeous card.
So, there you have it. Some fabulous inspiration from my fellow demos using a set that I REALLY should have purchased - and some DSP that I totally overlooked in the catalog. In case you overlooked that DSP, too. It's called Colour me Autumn and it's fabulous.
I'll be back on Thursday with some more inspiration from the holiday catalog. In the meantime, warm hugs and prayers for those of you who need a little lift tonight.