Monday, July 23, 2012

June Humble Artists Swap

Here is my card from our last swap in June.

The strict guidelines were:
  • Must have a min. of 8 layers stacked
  • Do not use any patterned paper
  • Do not use any neutral cardstock (except for card base)
  • Do not use non-paper embellishments such as ribbon, brads etc
  • Do not use stamp sets with "border" or "background" in their name
  • Use at least 6 different stamped images
  • Create a paper embellishment that can count for at least 2 of the layers
  • Card must be at least 4.25x5.5"
I must say that I really struggled with this one! I scrapped a couple of designs before I settled on this one (mostly because I was running out of time).  I had difficulty not using neutral colors, and I reeeeally wanted to add some ribbon or at least a button...but managed to create them with paper. That's what I like about these swap challenges, they force me to step out of my box and think. No patterned paper allowed? Emboss and stamp!
The cards I received form the other swap gals are stunning as usual, they make it seem so easy! You can find the links to their blogs in my sidebar, go check them out.

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