Friday, September 5, 2008

Mission Accomplished

Yes, I have FINALLY finished making my swaps for the Regional event tomorrow. I ended up with 39...an odd number to be sure, but there is a rational explanation for it, honest! I ran out of Old Olive CS for the owl card...which you will see below...and so I only made 3 :( It makes me a bit sad, cause he's so cute! I suppose I could have changed my colours and substituted Artichoke or something, but by now I'm just over it...mass production is so not my style! Perhaps if I'd have made them a little less complicated it probably wouldn't have been so bad, but I plan on swapping with some awesome card makers and I didn't want them to think mine were yucky...or whatever. Plus you know it's impossible for me to go without embellishments, even when making almost 40 card fronts...they NEEDED to have ribbon, brads, colouring and layers....really, otherwise they would have been boring!!! Enough blather, onto the cards:

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Poor little Christmas card...all on his own...well, I just couldn't make it fit otherwise. So, details....the images, with their accompanying sentiments are from Celebrate Everyday, in the current Mini catty. They were all stamped in the appropriate colour (with VersaMark first) onto watercolour paper and clear embossed. Then I coloured them in and matted them onto coordinating CS. The base card is either Very Vanilla or Whisper White, matted with coloured CS and then DSP. There's matching ribbon and then I added a little embellishment of a flower type thingy with a brad in the centre on the bottom left.

The layout (and therefore the dimensions) is the same for all of the designs. I just changed the DSP and colour combo to suit the image. I made 6 of each design, except for the owl. Oh, and the candles on the birthday cake one have Crystal Effects and Dazzling Diamonds glitter. It's a bit hard to see in the pics, but in real life it looks really cute. If you want any info on what colours or DSP or whatever that I've used, just email me and I'll let you know.

Now I just have to hope that I can find 39 people who are willing to swap with me!!! LOL. Anyway, I shall be gone all day tomorrow having fun, meeting people IRL that I only know from online, and making lots of fun things, so there'll be no post. But I will be back on Sunday to let you know if I swapped all my cards and to tell you about all the fun I had.

Hope your day is sunny and bright (unlike rainy old Sydney),

Kristie

7 comments:

Cass said...

Gorgeous cards! I ended up with 32. And they are all exactly the same. Boring I know but it was so much quicker that way! See you tomorrow! :)

Sue said...

These look great Kristie and yep the little owl is cute eh! Never been to a regional swap, or any other so not sure what they are but I know you'll have a lot of fun! :P TFS

June Houck said...

Very sweet! You are sure to return with 39 fabulous cards to share with your loyal blog readers :)

Nikki Bond said...

These are fabulous Kristie! I'm sure everyone will be so excited to receive them...HAVE FUN! {SMILES}

Kristy said...

Hey Kristie,
the cards look great, love the owl one. Can't wait to hear about regionals and what its like.

Curt in Carmel said...

These are wonderful! Can't wait to see what you traded for! Best, Curt

lauren said...

oh WOW, wow, wow, WOOOOOOOWWWWWWWW!!! these are FABULOUS!!!!!!!! all of them!!! and soooooo very clever to use the same basic sketch, but vary the design and colors--both from the swappers' standpoint, but also, yeah, making *40* exactly the same would just drive ya NUTS!!!

wellllllllllllllll done, my girl!!!

 

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