A day or two ago I shared my initial idea for a Stamp Camp swap card. This swap has ended up requiring that I make 38 cards. Whew, because there was the possibility that all 70 people attending the Stamp Camp would want to join in the swap.
As a reminder, here is the card that I originally planned to make. In my last post, I posted that, while stamping and coloring 108 images was going to be a chore, punching twice that many times was likely going to result in hand cramps! But there’s another problem – the Designer Series Paper (DSP for short). That sheet of paper is from the Brights 6″ x 6″ DSP, and there are only two sheets of this pattern in each color in each pack. While I have two packs of that DSP, even if I used 4 colors, I was only going to have enough paper for 2 x 4 x 2 = 16 cards. That’s less than 38. (Sorry about the math, but I’ve been doing a lot of it with this project.)
Without going into all the fussing and fuming that went along with the decision on the final card, this is what I ended up creating for this swap:
This uses the same stamps and some of that same DSP. But I made the background sheet myself using Whisper White Cardstock, the same stamp as in the punched circle, and ink that matched the small, 2″ x 4″ piece of real DSP. I also found that I didn’t have ribbons that worked for all the colors that I was going to use. Then, wonder of wonders, I found the Glitter Enamel Dots from the Stampin’ Up! annual catalog – that MATCHED THE COLORS I planned to use! And, if I’d use three different sized dots for each card, with two sets of the dots, I could use them on all my cards. Yay!!! on all accounts!
When I discovered that I only (?) had to make 38 cards, I just used three of the four colors that I’d planned: Coastal Cabana, Granny Apple Green, and Melon Mambo.
Tomorrow I’ll share how I got all these cards made in one day! For now, if you’re interested in any of the products that I used in this project, under my signature are pictures of most of them. And here’s a little BLOG CANDY if you’ve gotten this far. If you order $50 worth of Stampin’ Up! products between now and the end of February 2019, not only will you get a Sale-a-Bration product FOR FREE, but I’ll send you one of these cards with a tutorial for making it.