Monday, March 26, 2007

ATC Swap

I was invited to participate in Jen's (genie1314) ATC swap and our cards needed to be postmarked by last Friday. I think I mentioned before that I was unable to participate the first 2 times I was asked and kinda kicked myself for it. I promised myself that if invited again I would say yes no matter what. I signed up for 2 spots. I had never done one before and the small space was a challenge for me but fun as well.
This is the first one I did, using Heartfelt Thanks. I chose to use cranberry crisp and truly thyme card stock which posed a problem when I went to ink up the stamp. SU did not release markers in the In Colors so I had to carefully use the corner of the ink pads to ink up the stamps. But I was determined to see it through no matter what and am glad I did. I highlighted the edges with burgundy and artichoke markers. The outline flower was stamped first in basic brown and I needed to use the Stamp-a-ma-jig to get the solid flower placed correctly. I used the shimmer ivory I keep raving about as well. There are piercings in the corners and the sentiment "for you" is from the Fancy Flexible Phrases set in the Winter Mini. I ran the truly thyme card stock base through the Cuttlebug Textile folder and rubbed it with vanilla craft ink.
The other ATC I did is radically different than this one and I will share it later. I am hoping the swaps come in the mail later this week.
Thanks for visiting.


Melissa said...

These are awesome Tracy!

janice said...

these are so beautiful! my favorite stamp in such pretty colors!