I promised I would share my Artisan Finalist Swap Card, so here it is...well almost. I used the same design as one of my display samples, so if it looks familiar, that is why. This is was on display at convention on the International Bazaar board. The only thing I did differently was that the frame on this card has paper piercing and the swap card didn't. I think I must have had a temporary lapse in sanity to make 32 of these beauties. Thank goodness I took my stamps on vacation with me so that I could work on them during my down time.
There's lots of fussy cutting on this one. Each flower is stamped twice. I cut the bottom layer full size and the top flower layer has portions trimmed away to give it some interest. Can you see the similarities between this card and the one I showed you the other day? As you can imagine, I had several leftovers where I cut out the center of the card front AND the center of the frame. I was determined to make a card that showcased stamping. So even though there was a lot of work involved, the cost of this card is relatively inexpensive to make and flat enough to go through the mail.
I had someone ask what color of card stock I used...it's Pacific Point layered on Melon Mambo. I stamped the flowers in Melon Mambo, Tangerine Tango, and Daffodil Delight. The leaves are Old Olive.
I am trying to put together all of my convention photos, but in the meantime. I know some of you really want to see the display boards, so here is a picture of the International Bazaar/Storytime Suites board. I have six projects on this board, so you will be seeing some of these in more detail over the next few weeks.