May 18, 2007

swap cards

I am hosting a swap over at Art Happens for no-layer cards. I find these to be the most challenging for me. No LAYERS???? You must be kidding! The swap was due a while ago, but folks are pretty relaxed over there so I'm still waiting on one participant (clearing throat..umhum BOBBIE!). even though they haven't been mailed out, I thought I'd post the two sets I made. I made an extra set because someone dropped out (HEIDI!).

Both of these were CASEd in some form or fashion from the gallery at SCS.
SUPPLIES: Flower and sentiment stamps are SU! and the block BG is Hero Arts. Inks are versamagic chalk and ranger archival black, CS is SU!, ribbon came from a share I participated in.
This is the card I did first, months ago, but it was harder than it looks and not all of them turned out perfect, so adding another card in there is my way of apologizing! Reverse masking is a great technique, it's just not something I'm very good at yet. The removable adhesive stuck to the card, or ripped off a layer when I tried to remove it, and the EP kept getting caught on the adhesive, and the ink kept smearing when I tried to wipe it off the embossed portions! ARGGH.
SUPPLIES: Stamps are SU!, CS is SU!, Inks is SU, and Ranger, clear EP, ribbon is Offray.


Allison said...

Oh wow...I love this leaves card...I am so going to CASE it!

Shadowcatcher said...

Wow! These are both absolutely gorgeous! I have not an ounce of talent when it comes to one layer cards, but I really love the look. You are such a versatile artist and I always love seeing what you create.

Heidi said...

WOW Dana!! These are so pretty! You did an awesome job on the no layers. BWT I didn't drop out of the swap, did you see my post I had made not too long ago? I'm just one of the more relaxed ones-lol. Bobbie, if you see this your not alone ;) I will get them sent out asap!

Dana said...

WHAT??? Oh no. I need to make another set of each then Heidi!
You goofy girl, you sent me an email telling me that you would have to drop out, didn't you? Am I losing my mind now? *chuckle*

Can't wait to see yours anyway! You always bring a flair to any swap!

Heidi said...

Oh no! Dana did I send you an email about that! Maybe I am the one losing it!? Yikes! I thought that was about the circle journal, but also I went and posted about that too. Sorry!!:(

~missprissme said...

This is really pretty. Where can I find out how to do it? It looks tricky.

InspiredByInk said...

wow, gorgeous cards! LOVE the leaves and I too am finding that reverse masking is not as easy as it seems lol.

I will work on mine today (hopefully) and get them in the mail to you before Heidi (heehehe) so I won't be last, which is where I'm usually at lol.