Swapping and swapping out

Swap redo

A big part of stampers getting together is swapping samples.  Usually these are just card fronts — for inspiration, not for sending.  For Stampin’ Up! convention, demonstrators may make hundreds of cards to exchange with other demos.  Two years ago when I went to convention in Denver, I believe I swapped around 75.  It was plenty of work to make just that number, and truthfully, assembly-line production is not my favorite kind of stamping.

In Denver I received a swap that really caught my eye.  (Amazingly, out of 3,000 women there, this swapper lived about 60 miles from me.)  The colors were very striking and its graphic design really appealed to me.  I’ve used the layout several times before and since — maybe it’s from an old catalog!  After my blog discussion of color last week, I decided to really shake myself out of my “safe” palette.  This is the first result, with more experimentation to follow!

Stamps:  Priceless, Teeny Tiny Wishes

Ink:  Bermuda Bay, Ruby Red, More Mustard, Old Olive, Basic Gray

Paper:  So Saffron, Basic Gray, Ruby Red, More Mustard, Certainly Celery, Bermuda Bay

Other:  1-3/8″ Square punch, 1-1/4″ Round Punch, Modern Label Punch, Silver Brads

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