This is for an image swap where we can use the image anyway we like. I chose to make the image look like a photo...I printed it out on glossy photo paper. On the top is a shaker box containing punched suns from gold paper, micro beads, and two kinds of glitter. The words were cut with my new Cricut Create...how did I live before I bought it!?! :D And I made another coordinating envelope to complete the set.
This is for a 'sketch' swap card. This is where a picture of a card sketch is posted and we make our version of it. I used a variety of papers from my stash, layered along with ribbon. Then made the flowers from bought material flower petals and accented them with 'jeweled' centers. The words were made with my Cricut. And once again, I made a coordinating envelope.
The pictures loaded backwards for this next card...a human loading error! It is showing the insert from the mini envelope I made on the front of the card - the next photo is the envelope flap closed! And you can see I used scraps from the previous card to make this one! Waste not, want not!
Here is the card with the flap closed. I used a pop-up square cut in half for the closure, making the top sticky side less sticky by tapping on it with my finger! Then it could open easily but still remain closed securely. Flower petals and 'jewels' are the accents.
This is an ATC. The background is a napkin (peeled the top layer of the napkin off and used that). The fairy, stars and words are clear stickers, and I added layered material flower petals to make the flowers and accented with 'jeweled' centers. On the bottom and right side are metallic paper borders.
This card is for a 3 layer swap. The first layer is a deep, almost maroon, pink cardstock, then the second is pink and white background checked paper, the third layer is the same as the first. On top of this I put a transfer of cherries...actually a transfer for putting on wood etc. but they work great on cards too! Especially since I got it on sale! :) The words are made with my Cricut also and are cut from the first cardstock.
I hope you enjoyed viewing my cards and thank you for visiting! :D
Love Shirley B.