Swap Card Friday

I’m starting my day in Knoxville, Tennessee and will be traveling west towards home today. We plan to arrive home by the end of next week. It’s been an awesome adventure but I am almost ready to be home. The last few days I’ve been enjoying all of the beautiful daffodils here and getting into the gardening mood.

I still have some swap cards to share, so thought that I would continue my Friday Swap Card series with some inspiration from fellow demonstrators.

Fine Art Swap Card by Carol Rosengren

Carol’s elegant card really lets the beauty of the Fine Art Designer Series Paper shine through. The Gold Foil layers add shine and really highlight both the Fine Art Paper and the heartfelt thank you. This layout will be easy to reproduce and would work well with many of the Designer Series Papers. Carol has added the Classic Label Punch to cut out the matting layer behind the greeting for this card.

Art Gallery Swap Card by Kathleen Chapman

Kathleen has opted to stamp her flower directly on the card layer without die cutting it. She did use the dies to cut out the label for the greeting though. To add some texture to the background, she embossed the Bumblebee layer with the Painted Texture 3D Embossing Folder and splashed some water droplets (Clear Epoxy Dots) on the background to give an early morning garden feel to the card.

Art Gallery Swap card by Lynn Feldkamp

Lynn’s card uses the Art Gallery stamp set and matching Floral Gallery Dies for the pretty focal point flower and greeting. She’s layered a piece of the Fine Art Designer Series Paper behind the matted focal point for another pop of color. A Scripty 3D Embossing Folder was used on the Basic White layer behind the Fine Art Designer Series Paper for some added texture and interest as well. As a finishing touch some Gold Pearls were added to the center of the flower. This is another example of an easy to recreate layout which could be used to highlight other stamp sets and designer paper.

Art Gallery with Curvy Dies Swap Card by Linda Larsen

Linda has gone all out on her card by adding a peek-a-boo layer cut with the Curvy Dies. The layer that is peeking through is the backside of one of the Fine Art Floral papers and is perfect for her blue themed card. Even the Holiday Rhinestone jewels scattered across the card echo the blue colors. Linda has use the Floral Gallery Dies to cut the flower, leaves and greeting for this card. I love the way that the Curvy Die cuts give the card a soft lacey feel.

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