Friday, June 28, 2019

My Memorable Mosaic Hummingbird Swap Card

Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share with you a card that I made for a card swap back in May.  I picked products from the Mosaic Mood Suite to create my swap card with.  For those that don't know what a swap card is I will briefly explain it for you.  This is the general jest of it; you make so many cards that are all the same and then you go to a event and you exchange one of your cards for one from someone else.  So you are really making a even exchange of ideas.  The swap that I took part in was a mail swap.  We all signed up and then mailed the correct numbers of swaps to the host and they switched them all out with other peoples swap cards.  Okay so enough of the details let's look at the card shall we.

As I said I picked products from the Mosaic Mood Suite in the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog.  If you have your catalog these products are on pages 119-120.  This suite of products was designed with mosaic tiles in mind.  The designer series paper is not just a run of the mill designer series paper. It has a raised embossed like feel to different elements of this fun nature filled pack.  The raised images have a clear transparent coating on top that gives the look of a freshly waxed tile floor.
image by Stampin' Up!
To create my swap card I took some of this lovely designer series paper and I cut it down to 4 x 5 1/4.  I then created a mat using Mint Macaron Cardstock to 4 1/8 x 5 3/8.  I layered both of those together and then placed that on my Terracotta Tile Card base (4 1/4 x 11 scored at 5 1/2).
I used some of the Mint Macaron 1/4" textile ribbon as a accent on the front of the card.  I didn't want anything super over powering.  I wanted to really showcase this designer series paper.  Pictures do not do it justice on how pretty it is in real life.  When I was at OnStage in Charlotte back in April I wasn't impressed with it just from the pictures I saw.  But once I saw it in person I was like omg that is amazingly pretty.  So I knew with wanting to really show off it's beauty I would have to keep everything else super simple.
For the greeting I used one from the Memorable Mosaic Stamp Set.  But again I couldn't pick something that was going to out do the paper so I picked the stamp that had a simple greeting but wasn't to busy but would draw a little attention.  I stamped the Sending all Happy wishes stamp in Terracotta Tile Ink and then punched it out using the Timeless Label Punch.  Which by the way you can get both the Memorable Mosaic Stamp Set and the Timeless Label Punch together in a cost saving bundle.  I just wanted you to be aware of that.  Also you can order products from the entire suite with one item number; which is something new with this catalog.
Thanks for dropping by today; I hope that you found a little inspiration from my little card.  If you need any of the supplies you have seen today you can pick them up in my online store.
Happy Stampin' 

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