I’m getting super excited!!! Only two days until I leave for convention. Eek! I feverishly worked on my swaps this weekend. My goal is 50 each of four designs for general swapping and 48 – 2×2 card candy squares for an organized swap. I am almost there! Just need to put some finishing bits on my last design and I am done! High Five!!!!
Saturday was my 50th birthday. My mom and I have a tradition of going to the Old Spaghetti Factory for our birthday’s and Mother’s Day. This one was no exception. I always look forward to having Mizithra with Browned Butter, my favorite. Mmmmmmmm. We had a good time and wonderful lunch. Derek and I went out for a yummy dinner, we kept it low key because he understood that I needed to work on my swaps and get ready. He even helped me with Big Shot-ing for about 4 hours. He’s a keeper!!! Going to convention this year is my “big” birthday present to myself.
Today’s post is my swap from our recent BZB Hive Happening Swap. I wanted to keep it simple with a bit of shine. I challenged myself to use a stamp set that I had not used yet, it is Fabulous Four. Woohoo! This card is my take on a tag on Page 59 of the Annual Catalog. I decided to turn it into a card. [TIP: Anything that inspires you can be worked into a card design, just keep your mind open.]
BASE: It starts with a long and narrow size card in Soft Sky. I like 3-1/4″ x 5-1/2″, this size works great with 8-1/2″ x 11″ size cardstock.
FOCAL POINT: Is the banner / tag, that is in Whisper White banner shape stamped with the Dotty Angles – Dots image in Soft Sky. The left side is layered with a 2″ Silver Foil and 1-3/4″ Soft Sky half circle. [TIP: The 2″ Silver Circle could be replaced with a small Silver Metallic Foil Doily, for added interest] Then topped with a Silver 1/8″ Ribbon bow with a glue dot.
SENTIMENT: I’ve been wanting to use the Fabulous Four Stamp Set for a while. Well……now I have! I stamped the sentiment with VersaMark ink onto the Whisper White banner and then embossed with Silver Embossing Powder [TIP: Make sure to generously rub the banner with an Embossing Buddy be stamping and applying the Embossing Powder, it help the excess powder to release from the cardstock.]
- STAMP: Fabulous Four, Dotty Angles
- PAPER: Soft Sky, Whisper White, Silver Foil
- INK: VersaMark, Soft Sky
- ACCESSORIES: Punches–2″ & 1-3/4″ Circles; Silver Embossing Powder, 1/8″ Silver Ribbon
Embossed Sparkly Hugs, Carol