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!



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!


Sharon said...

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

sandra said...

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

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!


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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