Friday, 9 May 2014

Find Out About Friday - My Global Incentive Trip Swaps. When is a card not a card?

For this week's Find Out About Friday I thought I would share the swaps I made for the Global Stampin' Up! Incentive Trip along with a few tips on how they were made.
When is a card not a card - Bekka's Global Incentive Trip Swaps - check it out!
This is what you see from the outside.  Looks like a pretty card, but looks can be deceptive.  But before we find out why lets take a slightly closer look at the front.  The patterned paper is individually made for each swap.  It was made by taking some Watercolor Paper, getting it nice and wet and then sponging on some ink.  I used the Coastal Cabana, Pistachio Pudding and Bermuda Bay Reinkers.  Top tip when doing this - use your Silicone Craft Sheet to protect your work surface and expect to get inky fingers do don't do this right before you have to be somewhere that having blue fingers would matter!  The ink will wash off - I made about 30 sheets and it took a couple of washes.  The stamped circle for each was cut using the circle framelits so that the pattern continues over the whole card front.  Lets take a closer look at the butterfly.
When is a card not a card - Bekka's Global Incentive Trip Swaps - check it out!

Just look how the Silver Glimmer Paper makes the blues really pop.  I love layering up those butterflies, there are so many possibilities and they always look good!  My top tip for making them is if you have a few to do punch out all your shapes and use small containers on your desk to stop them flying off and hiding under things.

Now I said this was not just a card - want to know why not?  Because it is a Mini Album.  Inside there are pages made from patterned paper and a pocket made from a Tag a Bag Chevron Bag
When is a card not a card - Bekka's Global Incentive Trip Swaps - check it out!

Of course there are more butterflies and an insert for the bag.
When is a card not a card - Bekka's Global Incentive Trip Swaps - check it out!

If you would like to attend a class to make something similar to this let me know bekka@feeling-crafty.co.uk  It was a lot of fun to make and I hope the recipients liked them.  Full details of the products used are also available on request and all are currently available at www.bekka.stampinup.net

Happy Stampin'
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