One of the most exciting parts of Convention is
swapping. Imagine thousands of stampers
gathered together in one spot rushing towards each other to trade their
wonderful card creations. It’s
invigorating, loud, and definitely FUN!
It’s so inspiring to see the designs.
There’s always a technique or idea you haven’t seen before and can’t
wait to try. Here’s the projects I
created for my swaps.
I used my favorite Floating Re-inker Watercolor technique and the Fifth Avenue Floral rose stamp. I think I’ve decided that Rich Razzleberry is my new favorite In-Color. The hue is so incredibly rich. Trying to use the Floating Re-inker Watercolor technique the way I learned from Patty Bennett wasn’t working for me as well as I had hoped (Patty must have a special touch), so I tried something new. First I spritzed the Iridescent Ice embossed Shimmer paper with a small amount of water and then lightly painted the entire design with an Aqua Painter loaded with heavily diluted Rich Razzleberry ink. Then I loaded the Aqua Painter with full strength Rich Razzleberry ink and swished the pen over the areas I wanted darker. I did not dot the design as I tried in the past.
I didn’t have the Razzleberry Lemonade Designer paper Cheryl used, so I created my own Designer Paper with the Baroque Motifs design stamped with Rich Razzleberry ink on Orchid Opulence cardstock. The floral design on the Olive cardstock was also created with the Baroque Motifs stamp.
I also created this card featuring the Baroque Motifs stamp
and our new Soft Suede In-Color cardstock.
I white embossed the designs and then sponged the card with Soft Suede
For the 12” x 12” scrapbook swap I re-created the August 2008 Page of the Month layout using all of the new In-Colors for the sunset. The sunset was created by lightly spritzing the cardstock with water. Then the ink colors were applied in stripes using the baby wipe technique (Scrunch your baby wipe into a smooth ball shape. Apply several drops of ink in the center of the ball and wipe across your cardstock)