As you can tell by the title the swap theme is 'fall' so as I was thinking of what to do for my swap cards I had remembered a card I had forgotten to post about:
I actually had the idea to make this card for the October blog hop as it uses one of the October sets - this one is called Autumn Splendor - but I didn't get it done on time, and then I didn't get around to posting it by itself. It's too bad as I really like this one, and it isn't difficult to put together. When I was thinking of a an idea for a fall themed card that I could make multiples of this is the one I thought of. Here are the ones I made for the swap:
You can see how similar they are, but there are subtle differences. This is because I didn't have enough of the supplies I used to make the first card to replicate four times. Instead of the chocolate brown patterned paper on the first one, I substituted dry embossed chocolate card stock. I also used different brands of coloured card stock, but the stuff I found in my stash is close enough. On the swap card I used a different embossing folder on the orange that would better coordinate with the embossing folder I used on the chocolate brown piece. Also, I didn't have any of the brown leaf ribbon left, or the narrow chocolate brown, so on the swap card I substituted some wider brown ribbon, green leaves, and instead of layering another colour of ribbon I just used twine. I like the new version just as much! Here they are side by side for comparison:
The one on the left is the original, the one on the right the new version. I like the new version because the colours are slightly brighter, although I do like the pattern on the first. When I water coloured the image on the second card I made the colours brighter without realizing it. It worked out really well!
With the original card I didn't decorate the inside, but since the swap cards were going to others I didn't want leave them undone. This is what I came up with:
Here are the supplies I used for my original card:
Card Stock: Neenah Desert Storm, Fancy Pants Summers End 6x6 pad.
Stamp: Marks Finest Papers Autumn Splendor.
Ink: Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink Creamy Brown, Chestnut Roan, Stampin' Up! Chocolate Chip.
Markers: Stampin' Up! Stampin' Write Markers Chocolate Chip, Always Artichoke, Summer Sun, Ruby Red, Close to Cocoa. Sakura Gelly Roll Clear Star pen.
Embellishments: Olive and brown ribbon from stash, May Arts leaves ribbon.
Adhesive: Scotch ATG, foam squares, glue dots.
Tools: Paper trimmer, bone folder, scissors, Cuttlebug, Cuttlebug Paperlace II embossing folder set, Tim Holtz sanding block, Ranger blending tool, waterbrush.
These are the supplies for the swap cards:
Card Stock: Neenah Desert Storm, Stampin' Up! Chocolate Chip, Echo Park Playground Grass Stain, Echo Park Little Boy Lava.
Stamp: Marks Finest Papers Autumn Splendor
Ink: Stampin' Up! Chocolate Chip, Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink Creamy Brown.
Markers: Stampin' Up! Stampin' Write Really Rust, Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie, Summer Sun, Always Artichoke, Old Olive, Close to Cocoa. Sakura Gelly Roll Clear Star glitter pen.
Embellishments: May Arts leaves ribbon, May Arts jute twine, American Crafts Premium Satin Ribbon.
Tools: Paper trimmer, bone folder, scissors, Martha Stewart Score Board,Cuttlebug, Cuttlebug Paperlace II embossing folder set, Tim Holtz sanding block, Ranger blending tool, waterbrush.
I would like to enter my project into the following challenges: