Our local Southern Belle's group met again last week. We had lots to discuss since the new catalog is now online. Being on the east coast, the new catalogs have not reached us yet. We all agreed that we want those catalogs in our hands. There is something about touch. So hard to wait! Mine will be here Tuesday!
I want to share our swaps cards. This time most of us depended on inspiration from Pinterest. Sometimes we think there is no need to re-invent the wheel, right.
This was my swap card. I was influenced by Michelle Long. She is a member of the Artisan Design Team. I loved her card so much that I copied it almost exactly. I made a few minor changes. I just got the stamp set Helping Me Grow when I saw that it would be carried over to the new catalog. The card base is Sahara Sand. I stamped on the bottom of the card with Versa Mark to add interest. The top of the card uses the Typeset Specialty Designer Series Paper. We've had this paper for two years. It will definitely be missed! The flower image is stamped with Basic Black Archival Black ink. I used a blender pen to color the stems and center of the flower. I used Pear Pizzazz for the stems and Daffodil Delight for the centers. I added some blotches with the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set. Half of a doily and small strips of Daffodil Delight from the Brights Color Collections stack.
This is Kaye's swap. She used Julie Brancart of stampingala.com as her influence. The card base is Thick Whisper White. The card uses several layers of Melon Mambo and white. The use of the Softly Falling Textured Impressions Embossing Folder adds so much. This card uses the Wild About Flowers stamp set. Do you see the beautiful leaf accents in Pear Pizzazz? That is the Rose Garden Thinlits. Lovely.
This is Martha's swap. Mossy Meadow, what can we say? I love that color! Martha says that Mary Brown is her influence. There is an extra layer of Mossy Meadow embossed with the Elegant Dots folder. There is so much good about this card. The leaves are from Kinda Electic. The butterflies are cut using the Butterfly Thinlits and the Bold Butterfly Framelits. I believe the sentiment is from the Tin of Cards stamp set.
And, finally, here is Tina's card. Don't you just love the sponging technique that she used. The stamp set is Flowering Flourishes. It is retiring. And Blackberry Bliss? What will we do without you? It's another lovely card.
If you live in the foothills of NC, we would love for you to join us at our monthly meetings. We meet at Wendy's on 321 just across the Catawba River bridge in Granite Falls. Contact me if you are interested.
I would love for you to follow me on Pinterest at https://www.pinterest.com/joannehewins/ or follow my Luv 2 Create board at https://www.pinterest.com/joannehewins/luv-2-create-creations/.
Thanks so much for joining me today. I hope to see you on Wednesday!