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Tuesday, September 23, 2008

House of Haunts Swap

Earlier this month I participated in a new catalog card swap with the swap group I belong to - the QC Swappers, and last week I got back a FABULOUS variety of beautiful cards. I thought I would share them with you here today.

Since I only got a few new stamp sets on my first order, and those were already chosen among the group, I went with a Halloween card using the House of Haunts set and the coordinating jumbo wheel- Haunting.

To create the focal image I first stamped the tree on glossy card stock using Black Stazon. I thought a full moon would add a nice touch behind the tree, so to create that I punched a 3/4" circle from a post-it note. I set aside the circle punch out for later. I used the post-it with the punched out circle as a stencil for the moon. I placed it over my tree, and using Summer Sun ink I sponged inside the circle. After I removed my post-it stencil, I then covered the moon I had just created with the 3/4" circle I had previously punched out. This created a mask that covered my moon as I sponged the other colors around it. After I sponged all colors, I removed the 3/4" post-it circle and a beautiful, golden moon popped against the spooky background. I like the way it turned out, and hopefully the swap group liked it as well!
In addition to the glossy card stock used for my focal image, I also used: Tangerine Tango, Basic Black, Perfect Plum & Kiwi Kiss. The card base was stamped with the Canvas background inked in Tangerine.
Here are the beautiful swaps I got in return:
Make sure to click on this photo so you can enjoy all the details on each card. There sure are a talented bunch of women in this group! Each card showed me something new...maybe it was an accessory or stamp set I hadn't seen in real life, or a technique or a color combo...it sure was a real treat unpacking each card. I'm glad that I was invited to be a part of this group! Hope these cards inspire you as well! Thanks for stopping by to visit...have a great day!

10 comments:

Vickie said...

wow! this card turned out fantastic!! Everyone will love it I am sure!

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Lynn, your card is awesome! I love that background you created behind the tree, it's gorgeous! I would love to get this card in a swap! So fun and beautiful too. Great collection of swaps too, looks like a talented bunch! :)

Wendy said...

WOW, Lynne! This card is great! I love Halloween cards but don't send any so I don't take the time to make them. I'm going to have to try this one! You've been SO busy! Great job!

Jennifer Jackson said...

wow! that's a great card with that set! It must have taken a long time to sponge that many but I love how they turned out!

Nancy Riley said...

Lynn, your swap card is FIRST CLASS all the WAY! You are one amazing rubber stamping artist! I love all your designs!

Vicki said...

OMG!! Your card is da bomb!!! Love love love it!! Halloween is my fav to create with and you did an awesome job on the swap!! Great cards in return too!! :)

Vicki said...

OMG!! Your card is da bomb!!! Love love love it!! Halloween is my fav to create with and you did an awesome job on the swap!! Great cards in return too!! :)

JoAnn said...

Lynn, your swap card is awesome! I love the spooky sky! I'm glad you liked your returns.

Beate said...

Your swap card looks wonderful! The rest of the swap cards look too.

Hugs and smiles

Anonymous said...

WOW! That is a lot of cards you made! And, they are all gorgeous! How fun!

CV