Friday, July 18, 2014

#InspireCreateShare Swap Card

Well, what a whirlwind day yesterday!  We were up bright and early this morning and off to our first day of convention, #InspireCreateShare2014.  We had an exciting opening General Session where everyone was given a free stamp set right off the get go!  We were also all given the brand new Holiday Catalogue that we could not only not look at but also order from, right then and there, and take home with us!  Can you say "Fabulous!" ?

Today I have my first organized swap and here is the card that I will be swapping:

  • This is a bit of an unorthodox colour palette, but I actually really like the way it turned out.  I've used Blackberry Bliss, Coastal Cabana, Lost Lagoon and Mossy Meadow!
  • The images are from a lovely stamp set called An Open Heart.  I tried the little bird in all the colours of the palette and the Blackberry Bliss got him the most attention of all of them.  This was important, because the varied colours, shapes and images needed a strong focal point.
  • The DSP I used is from the Park Lane collection for the Blackberry Bliss background and the 2013/15 In Colour Designer Series Paper Stacks.
  • Lots of shape details here: scallops, ovals, rectangles and flags.  Finding balance in the variety was a matter of placement and colour and raising some layers on dimensionals.
  • I love all the sentiments in this stamp set, and this one really communicates a strong empathy.  I've had so many occasions in my life where my heart ached for someone and there were just no words to communicate.

Thanks for hanging with me through my convention experience, though I have two more days to go.  I'll be back here again on Monday with a full recap of #InspireCreateShare2014!!

 Click on the links below to take you to my On-Line Store, where you can read about, look at, and purchase if you wish, the products used to make this card today!

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