I really waited until the last minute this month to get my swaps done for our monthly meeting (which I can't attend this month - sigh). This was a BUSY week. Sunday was my first stamp camp for a friend in a LONG while, then Monday through Thursday nights I was busy helping my daughter with her 'Larger Than Life' art project where they take an object and enlarge it 10 times (she did a single-serve carton of Tropicana juice, and it turned out GREAT - no bias there, right?!). Meanwhile, progress reports were due mid-week as well, so I've had zero time to do anything, until last night. After work, several of my stampin' teacher friends got together and they did the Vintage Vogue cards my wonderful upline, Jeanne, had designed for a stamp camp of her own earlier this year. While they were stampin' away, I got busy working on my swaps (FINALLY). I had been inspired by this card that I saw on Jaydee's blog, and I knew I wanted to incorporate it into my swap card this month. Since I'm the Sparkettes team swapmeister, I get to pick what we swap each month. This time I choose an old Mojo Monday sketch for us all to use to create our swaps:
I used Jaydee's cut out embossed petal and white background stamping ideas and came up with this:
I used Whisper White for my card base, with the outline flower stamped in White Craft ink on Night of Navy card stock. The petals were stamped in VersaMark onto Night of Navy card stock and embossed with Iridescent Ice embossing powder and are mounted on the Whisper White circle with stampin' dimensionals. The Old Olive DSP is from Cottage Wall (my favorite!). I used Crushed Curry card stock and polkadot ribbon as well. I found some clear stick-on crystals in my stamp room, so I decided to use them for my card. My prototype used the smallest clear rhinestone brads (why are they so dang hard to line up?) and the Old Olive was card stock stamped with the small outline leaf that comes with Awash With Flowers instead of using the pattern from Cottage Wall DSP. I like the second version of it, shown here, better.