The first one I made using the Always set (LOVE this set - especially the bird!). I originally made this for a workshop I did for my now down-line, Robyn. She's really into vintage/shabby chic so I really wanted to come up with a project I thought she'd love. I got my inspiration from this card on splitcoast. Sage Shadow isn't one I use very much but I'm pretty pleased with the way this card came out!
The next one I made was for another workshop I did for Kelly. She's a young, hip mom to a one year old and I wanted to come up with a project using another one of my favorite stamp sets - 5th Avenue Floral. I used the spritzer tool and everyone really loved that - it is a pretty cool little tool!!
For the next project, I knew I wanted to use Bella's Bloom but it's such a small set, I wasn't sure how to incorporate it on a full-size card. So, once again, I got my inspiration from splitcoast and this card. I couldn't find any patterned paper I really wanted to use with it so I finally decided to use the texturez plates for the big shot to create a pattern. Here's what I came up with.
Here's a close-up of the background I made using the texturez plate.
For my final project I just happened to get a box with new stampin' supplies the day I wanted to sit and finish my projects so I HAD to use a great new set from the mini that starts April 1st called Great Friend - LOVE the butterfly. I guess there's something about an image with flowers and all drawn into it for me! For this card I actually got my inspiration from page 92 of the current Idea Book and Catalog - it uses a butterfly similar to the one from Great Friend.
Here's a close-up of the butterfly - I layered two of them. One I stamped in Baja Breeze and the other in Pretty in Pink. On the top one, I used Crystal Effects to add a little shimmer (not sure if you can see it in this shot or not)!
Well, I took pictures of the swaps I received and plan to share them through-out this week so keep coming back to see the great swaps!