On World Card-making Day (Oct. 4th), I attended a Split Coast Stampers swap held in northwest Austin. When I first heard about the swap back in August, I wasn’t completely sure I wanted to participate, but I decided it sounded like fun and signed up. However, the swap had gotten full during my time of indecision and I was put on the waiting list. About a week and a half before the swap, I found out I had a spot if I wanted it. I planned to be out of town the weekend before the swap, so I would only have 5 weekdays to prep the supplies for 45 woman to make a card of my own design. I decided to say oh well to sleep and do it anyways. The Halloween card below was the card I designed for the swap. It was the first time I had inked up my Pirate Riley stamp. The card came out really great, simple enough for a swap yet cute enough for all the talented women that would be at the swap.
Stamps: Hanna Stamps Pirate Riley, Stampin’ Up Canvas background (on black) , SU Weathered background (on pumpkin pie), SU All-Year Cheer III (Happy Halloween)
Cardstock: Stampin’ Up Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Summer Sun, Whisper White
Ink: Stazon black; Stampin’ Up Pumpkin Pie, Craft White; Versamark (Canvas background)
Markers: Stampin’ Up Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa, Garden Green, Ballet Blue, Real Red, Certainly Celery
Accessories: Hobby Lobby Halloween ribbon
Another part of the swap was the door prize. Due to the short time I had to prepare, I could have opted out, but then I wouldn’t have gotten to take a great door prize home. So I took a Hobby Lobby paper mache bag, some Halloween designer paper, some Hobby Lobby Halloween ribbon, a candy corn decorative accent and put together the following cute package which I filled with some Halloween stamps, ribbon and lip balm.
The following are some of my favorites of the cards I made designed by the very talented swappers. This cute elephant card by stampinlibby that showed me the technique of using gamsol. This tree card. Isn’t the ribbon gorgeous? This good witch or bad witch card. The googly eyes on this card are just adorable. The colors of this card by smileytexan are just beautiful.
The following is the door prize I won. I’m not sure who put it together, but I enjoyed it. The little tin had chocolate nuggest with stamped labels.