Thursday, February 28, 2013

Scrapper Al's Card Swap, Month 1

A card kit swap. I needed an extra push to force myself into some creative time so when I saw Arlyn post about starting up a new group with her card kit swap I thought, why not?  I joined.  I'm glad I did.  I'm not very good at cards, so not only was it a way to get back into doing some crafting, it would also challenge my creativity.  So, here are my cards using the February kit (I forgot to take a photo of the kit contents before I started, oops).

Card 1:
I really liked the metallic paper included in the kit, so I let that be my starting point.  Using a tag included in the kit, I used a couple of stamps from Technique Tuesday. The gray and white stripped washi tape was a nice accent along with a button at the top.  I like the whole monochromatic look to this card.

Card #2
I was kind of going with a music theme as you can tell by the stamped sentiments on both cards.  This card I used the pretty metallic green brads and pretty ribbon to add a touch of color.  The patterned paper, doily and glittery silver colored card base were all part of the kit also.

Card #3
For this final card, I used the blue metallic patterned paper, blue cardstock base, ribbon and washi tape.  The colorful patterned paper was also included.  Don't really know what direction I was going with this card, but it all came together and I was happy with the results.

I ended up giving these cards to a co-worker.  She is always doing nice things for me and I wanted to return the favor.  She was very surprised and I think she liked them too.  All in all, a good thing.

Thanks Arlyn for the great kit.  Now I'm anxious to see what Susan has up her sleeve for the March kit.