Sunday, August 7, 2011

Sweet Floral- Final Swap Card Attempt

Hi Stampers!  

Well, originally after several attempts and an extremely hectic week, I had thought that I was going to forgo creating a swap card for the quarterly Joyful Hearts Demonstrator Meeting on August 6th, but on Friday evening at 9 pm, I decided to give it one more try and use the new background stamp, Sweet Floral. 

In my first attempt for a swap card (see previous post) I had incorporated one of my favorite techniques, Emboss Resist with Dry Embossing, but that card was a bit too involved to recreate multiples in time for the swap.  Since I seem to gravitate to the Emboss Resist technique, I decided to use it again for this card :-)

To create this card:
Ink the En Francais background stamp with Early Espresso ink and stamp onto a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock.    

De-static the stamped piece of Very Vanilla with the Embossing Buddy and stamp the Sweet Floral background stamp using Veramark ink.  Apply Clear EP and heat emboss with the Heat Gun.  Using Sponge Daubers, apply Island Indigo and Early Espresso ink, sponge over the entire image.  Remove the excess ink over the embossed images with a moistened paper towel.  Tear the upper and lower corner by hand and sponge more Early Espresso ink to create the faux burned edges.

Stamp the sentiment with Island Indigo and punch out with the Decorative Label Punch, sponge the edges with Early Espresso.  Punch another piece of Early Espresso with the Decorative Label Punch to layer behind the sentiment label.  

Attach the 5/8” Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon bow and adhere the sentiment under the ribbon. 

Use the Crimper Tool and crimp the upper right and lower left corner of the Crumb Cake background piece.  Lightly sponge Early Espresso over the crimping and along the edges. 

Layer the focal image onto the Crumb Cake layer to finish off the card.

Stamp Sets:  Sweet Floral, Sincere Salutations
Ink: Island Indigo, Early Espresso, Versamark
Cardstock:  Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake
Accessories:  Heat Gun, Clear Embossing Powder, Sponge Daubers, XL Decorative Label Punch, 5/8” Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon, Crimper Tool
Once I created this card, I decided that this finally be the one for the swap and proceeded to create the additional 25 cards (six hours later finished the 25 cards and finally in bed by 5 am- meeting was at 8:45 am, but who needs sleep?) 

Are we addicted or what? :-)).

Thanks again for visiting- I will be working on another project and will post again soon!


Tiffany Bauer said...

This is just gorgeous!! I will be featuring this card on My Crafty Picks #29 with a link back to your blog on 8-14-11. Make sure to stop by on Sunday to pick up your blog badge for being featured!!

If you wish to decline please email me at

Take care
Tiffany Bauer

Beth said...

This card is spectacular!!! Love the depth you created with the emboss resist and sponging. Thanks for sharing!

Pat Jandacek said...

This must have caused quite a stir at the swap meet! It's lovely and I'm amazed you were able to finish 25 of them in 6 hours. But having an immediate deadline is the surest way to get a job 'did,'...imo anyway.

Anonymous said...

Saw your card on Crafty Picks. The work you've put into it is amazing! TFS. Gill x

crafty cat said...

WOW this card is absolutely stunning.

Tania said...

This card is GORGEOUS!! I love everything about it! The colors, the stamping, the crimping, the layout...everything! Great job! TFS!

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