Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Scrapfest Card Swap

Happy Wednesday!

One of the neat things we did this past weekend at Scrapfest, was a card swap. We each made two cards and did a fun swap after dinner on Saturday night. I received two wonderful cards. One from my new buddy, Anne and the other from my friend and neighbor in Minnesota, Linda. Just click on each of their names to see their fun cards.


On the first card I made for the swap, I used the small leaf from the So Thankful clear set and stamped it on the card base. The large, main leaf is another one I made from an EK punch and a Starbucks coffee sleeve. I distressed it with Walnut Stain ink and added a pretty, sparkly flower to the center. The sentiment is from the Thinking of You clear set.




For my second card, I clear embossed the Raindrop Background onto a piece of kraft cardstock. Then I layered some fun paper from a Webster's Pages pack. The barrel of apples is from Imaginisce and I colored it with Copics. It's always been difficult for me to use patterned paper on cards. I just don't seem to have the knack for it. But when I finished this one, I liked the way it looked. Yay! The sentiment is from a chipboard sticker. I had to cut away a portion of it because it didn't go with the rest of the card.


Both these cards were fun to make. The apple one is my second try lately on using patterned paper on cards. I've decided It challenges me, so I plan on doing more in the future.

Have a great day and thanks for your visit! :)

14 comments:

Nancy said...

These are both great, Barb! Sounds like Scrapfest was a lot of FUN!

Kathy Wade (krolski) said...

Both of your cards are GREAT Barb! Love the apples and the hearts!!

Barbara said...

These are both very pretty cards! I really like the green buttons on your first card and I love the way that you coloured the apples!
:-)

Rosemary said...

great cards, barb! can tell you had a ton of fun at scrapfest!

scrappin.bari said...

Love my apple basket card, Barb! So fun to enjoy ScrapFest together!!

Tiffany said...

Super sweet cards! Love that barrel of apples! I'm still enjoying all the lovely photos posted from you and Latrice, what a fab time you all had! Big hugs!

Hannah said...

I for one love the look of patterned paper on your card, Barb! I keep meaning to try the coffee sleeve thing.. what a brilliant idea!

Dawn said...

love your cards Barb... whoever got them would have been thrilled and love the ones you received... very lucky

Heather Maria said...

These are two gorgeous cards, Barb! What a brilliant idea to have a card swap at Scrapfest!

GrammySue's Creations said...

Hi Barb, these cards are wonderful--whoever got these cards are very lucky. I also love the cards that you received.

alexandra s.m. said...

Great cards Barb!
Thanks for sharing <3

Simone said...

Love both of these cards Barb! The apples and the hearts are SOO Cute! :)

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful cards. Love the basked of apples. Sounds like you had a ton of fun and got to swap cards. Yeah!

Joy said...

Super sweet cards, loving all the fall colours in your card..Hugs!