Sunday, August 19, 2007

Holy Triptych

I've been busy the past week working on my Control Freaks swaps. I signed up for both the New Catalog Swap and the Holiday Mini Swap. Of course, my intention was to finish up the new Catalog swap BEFORE convention...ha! That didn't happen... So, I've been down to the wire getting two 40 card swaps done this week. I did it! They were popped in the mail on Friday! Yeah!

The New Catalog swap was a breeze. I had an idea and executed it! It was time consuming with all the punches and layers, but it went together easily from my mind to the card. I want to wait to share that card when I know everyone has received it...probably next week some time.

Of course, the Holiday Mini swap card didn't come together nearly as easily! I absolutely knew I HAD to have this stamp set the minute I saw it. I think I was one of the first to send off an emai to Lisa telling her I'd be using that set. I had some generic thoughts in my head on what I wanted to do, but they weren't coming out on paper the way my mind's eye saw them! Has anyone else every had that problem??? My initial thought was to use the angel from Holy how come I ended up using the Wise Men? Anyway, here is one of my "rejects" for the swap!

I actually did like this color combination and format...the embossed gold looks very nice on River Rock! I think it was just the overall card didn't speak to me...although I do really like it and will probably use it as one of my Stamp-A-Stack cards this year.

Sets: Holy Triptych, Many Merry Messages
C/S: River Rock, Always Artichoke
Inks: Versamark, Always Artichoke ink cartridge
Other: Gold EP, Oval Coluzzle, Ticket Corner punch, Key tag punch, Oval punch, So Swirly Jumbo wheel


texasjodylynn said...

That card is gorgeous! I love the embossing!

fran said...

Wow - it's simply beautiful!