Saturday, August 8, 2009

Stamp Camp Shoe Box Swap

Last weekend I had a fabulous weekend away with 21 other very talented SU demos. We were all asked to provide a shoe box swap to keep us busy over the weekend - I managed to finish them ALL - but 1 - woo hoo. This is the one I came up with. I used the gorgeous new Soft Summer stamp set from the new Spring Mini. The colours I chose were Basic Black, So Saffron and Sage Shadow - the softness of the stamp and the subtle cardstocks went well against the dramatic black.

The flowers were coloured using my SU markers - the only added colours were a touch of Pretty in Pink in the flower centres and Creamy Caramel for the stem. The larger flower was also popped up on Dimensionals. I also added some Dazzling Diamonds to the flower centres and the 2 Saffron "brads". The sentiment is for the hostess set Best Yet - I LOVE this set!!!!

Hope you all have a FABULOSO wekend....the sun is shining here this morning so I'll be able to think of Spring while I do my housework - I wonder how much extra family and creating time we could have if houses were self cleaning - LOL.

Edited to add - A shoe box swap is this - everyone designs a card/project and has their finshed card/project in a box - along with all the CS cut to size, stamps, ink pads and accessories needed to create that card/project. These boxes are then placed on a central table so the other swappers can take them to their work station to complete. Hope that makes sense!

xXx

13 comments:

Merry said...

Beautiful card...the colours all work so well and the image is wonderful. Curious.... how does a shoe box swap work?

Marcia P said...

Beautiful card Debbie, and what a colour choice, alot braver than me to put black into that.

:) Marcia P

Merry said...

Thanks for the explanation Debbie...sounds like a great idea.

LINDA said...

This is just beautiful.. I love the black ribbon..Great touch..
Hugs, Linda

Mandy Schiller said...

Gorgeous! I love those colours together!

Mandyxx

Sharon said...

Really like your new photo.
Nice card too...subtle and chic
Luvya

sandra said...

This one is so elegant!
Simple but beautiful!
I love this yours photo.You look so great!
Hugs!
Sandra!

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Gorgeous card, Debbie. I haven't done a shoe box swap in years. My upline sort died, or went into hibernation, so we never get together anymore. Oh well.

Enjoy that spring cleaning! I wish we could be like Jane Jetson and just push a button and all would be clean and tidy and dinner on the table!

Hugs,
Lisa

Annette said...

Lovely card, I never think to use black, but it really works well, Take CareX:)

Sunshine said...

I wish they had "stamp camp" here!! :( pouting!!! ;)

Hi said...

Love this card Debbie. Just waiting on my set to come through from backorder so I can play with it.

Ramona Michaluk said...

Thanks for a great time at Stamp Camp - I loved making this card and think these colours are stunning together.

Another beautiful card from your collection - hugs, Ramona xx

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