Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Convention Card Swaps - Day 1

Hey there friends!  Today I'm going to showcase some of my favorite swaps that I received (in no particular order!)  I swapped lots of cards, and all of them were amazing.  But, of course we all have some favorites, just because of personal style.

This first card is from Bobbie Hartsell and I love the way she colored that dahlia.  I received this set right before I headed to convention - and can't wait to play!!!  Her color combo is quite striking - that pop of black makes everything really stand out.

Here is a card from Chris Wedell.  A great clean and simple card.  Has she sold me on the Tape It set?  Possibly!  This one is sweet - and the flower die cut suits the card perfectly!

I don't often use the color blue on my cards - unless it's of the Pool Party or Turquoise variety (those blues with green undertones).  But I like the use of it here.  The use of Daffodil Delight and Strawberry Slush really soften every thing up.  Me likey!

Sue created a gorgeous card here!  Wouldn't you say? I'm loving that flower image.  I may not have embossed the floral layer, but I think it's okay here.  Her coloring and sponging are awesome.

Not sure who crafted this one up, but again - Tape It!  Why am I all of a sudden head over heels for this set?
This one has a great color combo - and yet still fits the clean and simple bill.  Besides - this looks like it would be a breeze to whip up.

Another card by an anonymous person.  Wouldn't you love to receive this for your birthday?  Bright and bold and FUN!  Love it!  I really like how she used the Betsy's Blossom image to stamp the flower before she punched it.

One last card for today.  More Dahlias!  Swoon!  The only thing I would change on this one is to use a smaller patterned Designer Series Paper.  I think it would help the focal image stand out more.  But I love the colors and the popped up sentiment!

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