Sunday, December 5, 2010

Swaps, JAI Style!

Welcome to the Just Add Ink Swap Hop!

We recently had a card swap at Just Add Ink - a swap is where all participants make multiple copies of one card design and send them off to the rest of the group. What you end up with is a copy of everyone's cards, but you've only had to design one!  It's a great way to see different techniques and styles.

Here's how our Swap Hop works... There are 14 stops on our Swap Hop (Just Add Ink and each of our 13 Design Team members), but the hop is set up in a loop so it doesn't matter where you start. All you need to do to follow along is click the Swap Hop button at the end of each post and you'll be taken to the next stop! The great part of that is that you can do the Swap Hop whenever you want.

Here's the card I designed for our swap.  It took me ages to come up with it - it's a bit stressful coming up with a design for awesome card makers!!

The background is the small background stamp from Apple Blossoms, stamped repeatedly in Crumb Cake ink - about 12 times in total.  I used my faithful Stamp-A-Ma-Jig (if you need a tutorial, check out mine on our previous Blog Hop... after you finish this one!!).

Of course I had to add a bow!!

Well, that's my swap!  I hope you liked my card.  :-)  Here are the details of what I used:

Stamp sets - Apple Blossoms
Cardstock - Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso
Inks - Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso
Accessories - Very Vanilla ribbon, dimensionals, Big Shot, Top Note die, Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder, sponges

And now you're off to see the DELECTABLE Amanda Reddicliffe!