Thursday, January 21, 2010

Swap Card...

SO SORRY I have been gone all week!!! I won't get in to the details but it's just been CRAZY here at the Van Camp house! :) Let's just say....we are doing some unexpected and unwanted fix-up's to our house. I'll get into the whole story later. :)

I was invited to participate in a swap back in December with a great group of stampers so I jumped at the opportunity! This was the card I did for my first swap with them....

I love all the textures on this card. I embossed the "XOXOXO", I used the new Polka Dot Embossing Folder for the background, the Pretty in Pink cardstock is textured cardstock, I used the corduroy brads, etc. I'm pleased with how this came out. Here is a close-up...
What fun! :) Then since I've been gone for so long...I have a few more cards to share with you. These are a few of the make and takes we made at the Leadership Conference I got back from recently...
This was quite the fun card to make. Don't know if you can tell but the flower we "roughed up" a bit. We stamped it, punched it out (that is the new Extra Large Flower punch from the mini catalog), and then crumpled it all up. Smooth it out and put it on your card and you have a nice element to your card. :) Here is a close-up...
And then this other card I really like...
I love the multi-colored flowers in the background, and really am liking the layout. Here is a close-up:
Hope you enjoy! Thanks for visiting!!!

3 comments:

Kristy Young said...

Wow Gorgeous! I hope everything is ok Ashley.
Kristy x

Pam said...

love this big flower punch--before I hadn't even considered it....but now.......I'm thinking it just may be a "must have"! Don't know how you did it, Ashley, but you made me love the small background stamps that you know I was unhappy with!!
xoxox
Pam from Price

Bobby Sue said...

I am so stealing these ideas! Thanks Ashley! Hope all gets better.