Saturday, March 22, 2008
Now, you must understand something first and foremost: swaps are supposed to be optional. There's is no one holding a gun to your head saying that you must stamp yourself silly and near-blind the week before your so-called vacation, and make a bazillion swaps. Nope, no one at all.
No one but me.
So I thought I'd kick off this final week before I leave with sharing the masochism that is my cruise-swap-addiction!
Today's featured card is for Amy Celona's card swap. I opted for a Dahlia-fold centre flower, multiple layers, a Paisley celery-on-celery background, and then a custom coloured ribbon slide to go on my grosgrain ribbon. I hope you like it!
I got the idea on colouring in the ribbon slides from the ever-talented Patty Bennett. I just mixed a few drops of re-inker into a puddle of Crystal Effects, stirred it up and then "painted" the insides of my slides using the tip of a lead pencil. Total time is about 15 seconds per slide once you're in a groove, so it's actually pretty easy. A BTDT tip for you: the slides dry darker, so go lighter on the dye reinker if you need to adjust it.
Okay, so according to today's log we're at:
Let's see where the count gets up to when I add in some crazy glitter heart cards tomorrow!
Countdown to NYC/Bermuda...6 more days!