I love participating in swaps on SCS. I find that it forces me to create things on a timeline, and that I get some fantastic samples back from all of the other participants too. In the past I have swapped with stampers from the US, and it has been somewhat stressful because it takes so long for mail to arrive that I was always worried about the deadlines. These two cards were created for a swap based out of Alberta, which is awesome, because I can send them express post, and they get there the next day!!
This card uses Amy R's weekend sketch, and a great colour combo of Certainly Celery, Elegant Eggplant, and Apricot Appeal.
It's hard to see, but the background is stamped with VersaMark using the Whimsy wheel, then embossed with Iridescent Ice embossing powder. It's very glittery in real life.
The sentiment wish is stamped in Apricot Appeal ink, and adds to the whimsical feel of the card. The circles within the butterfly wings are filled with Stickles to add some more glitter to the card.
The second card base is sprayed with glimmer mist from Tattered Angels. I LOVE the look this creates, but it curled the edges of the card somewhat. The photo makes it look like silver spots, but again, IRL it's actually glittery.
I really like the look of black and white with a pop of colour, and I think the red frame really makes the image stand out. The paper is from a package I got at Joann's when I was in Minot last summer. The ribbon is from the dollar store (I think).
I didn't colour the Bella because I like the monochromatic look. I did use stickles to add bling to the diamond and the tiara.
I can't wait for the swaps to come back so that I can see all of the other fabulous creations that use glitter!