Sunday, December 7, 2014

The 'Hood = Favorite & Fabulous

I have been part of the Sisterhood of the Traveling Cards card swap group for a long time - we're talking years, not months. We swap every two months. We rotate who is the hostess. The hostess chooses the theme.

I the 'Hood!

It was my turn to hostess the group and I just sent the packages back to my sistah's. (shhhh! Don't tell, but instead of getting 5 cards back, they're getting 6... because I made a card for each of them.)

The theme I chose was...

Favorite and Fabulous!

I chose this theme because these ladies are some of my most favorite people - and I think they are fabulous!

For the purpose of this swap, I made these explanations...

Favorite = Use one/s of your favorite things on your card. It might be your favorite stamp/image, your favorite embellishment, your favorite color, or any other "favorite" that you choose.

Fabulous = I know we always use at least two layers and one embellishment, but for this time I want you to do something a little extra to make your cards fabulous. It might be simply adding another layer to your card, using a handmade embellishment, creating your own designer paper, using a unique fold, or any other "fabulous" feature you choose.

Here's the card I made:

Favorite = 

1, Holiday - Christmas
2. Layer with black cardstock
3. Use designer paper on my card
4. One of my favorite embellishments - rhinestones
5. Decorate the inside of the card, too
6. Use non-traditional colors (we usually think of red/green for Christmas, not pastels)

Fabulous =

I rarely ever sponge on a card and this card I did. I sponged the sun rays on the piece behind the image - sort of making my own designer paper. I also sponged the piece the image is stamped onto. It was stamped on white cardstock.

Here's the inside of my card:

Thank you for stopping by my blog today!

Image: Taylored Expressions A Winter View
Sentiments: Sugar Pea Designs Lost Without You
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Versafine Onyx Black 
Cardstock: Recollections Black and Stampin' UP! Barely Banana and Bashful Blue
Designer Paper: Recollections Paddywack Paper Pad
Embellishments: Michael's Rhinestones


Ellibelle said...

Beautiful creation Jeanette!

Unknown said...

Beautiful! I love the sponged BG and the image is awesome! Your rhinestones add a special touch : )

kiwimeskreations said...

Oh Jeanette this is a stunner - love what you have done with the sponging and the gold colour contrasted with the black.