Thursday, July 31, 2008

Convention Swap





I am at the Stampin' Up! annual convention in Salt Lake City. Actually I am in my living room getting ready to leave for convention tomorrow. I am going to set this to auto post on July 31st. Hopefully it will work!

This is one of my swaps for convention. Way too involved! But I like the way it turned out. I realized when I was printing out the recipe that I used a bit of ribbon from the last mini. Hopefully it will be in the new catty. I will tell everyone before I swap, so they know it has something expired, if it's not in the new catty. I hope it is, because I like that polytwill ribbon.

I used the new scallop edge punch and a new set we were able to preorder, Dreams du Jour. Ii watercolored the image with reinkers, then embossed it twice with Iridescent Ice EP. I didn't like it just embossed once, so I tried it again and liked the effect.

The DP is the new Bella Rose. New In Colors are Kiwi Kiss, Baja Breeze, and Pink Pirouette. I don't know if you can tell, but I used Versamark and the butterfly in the set on the Baja Breeze background.

I made the pink flower by repeatedly curling a piece of pink cardstock over the edge of a ruler until I had broken the fibers and I could separate the layers of paper. Then I used the Boho Blossom punch to make my own paper flowers.

Hope you enjoy the weekend! See you when I get back! Thanks for visiting.

Edited on 8-7-08 to add the full photo. I didn't even realize it wasn't there! Sorry!

Stamps: Dreams du Jour
Ink: Black Stazon; Versamark; Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss, Pink Pirouette, and Baja Breeze reinkers.
Paper: Bella Rose DSP,
Kiwi Kiss, Pink Pirouette, Baja Breeze, Confetti White
Extras: Iridescent Ice EP, Scallop Edge, Boho Blossoms, and large oval punches, Old Olive Polytwill ribbon, Pretty in Pink grosgrain ribbon, Pretties Kit.

3 comments:

Veronica said...

Paula, this card is BEAUTIFUL! I love the sparklies, and the BellaRose DP. I resisted ordering it because I know I would see more DP I loved in the new catty. I hope you are having a fabulous time!!

Juli Smith, SU! Demo said...

as it? I received my catties today and have been drooling ever since! I would love to see your convention swaps!

Love & friendship, Jules

Juli Smith, SU! Demo said...

Hhmm - apparently my first comment got cut off and I didn't know it! Wonder what I started out saying? LOL

This is a lovely card - I especially like the use of the oval punch out as an embellishment in and of itself.

Can I use this as an inspiration/sketch for Chat & challenge on Sudsol?

Love & friendship, Jules