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Good Neighbors Swap Cards

Here is my Pacific Stampers’ Group Swap card for our meeting this past Friday night:

Good Neighbors swap card

Close-up of ribbon detail

Stamps: Good Neighbors stamp set, Whimsical Words stamp set

Ink: Bermuda Bay Classic Stampin’ Pad, Soft Suede Classic Stampin’ Pad, Old Olive Classic Stampin’ Pad, Rose Red Stampin’ Write Marker

Paper: Kraft Card Stock, Soft Suede Card Stock, Very Vanilla Card Stock, Old Olive Card Stock

Accessories: Chocolate Chip Corduroy Button, Old Olive 5/8″ Grosgrain Ribbon, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Stampin’ Sponge, Sponge Dauber, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots, SNAIL Adhesive, Crystal Effects, Blender Pen

TIP #1:  The easiest way to stamp the house with a Rose Red heart on the door is to ink the house in Soft Suede ink and then use a Blender Pen to wipe off the Soft Suede ink from the heart.  Next, color the heart using your Rose Red Stampin’ Write Marker.  I tried coloring the house with the Soft Suede Stampin’ Write Marker, but, when I stamped it, it stamped very light, even though I blew on the inked stamp to moisten it.

TIP #2:  You can’t really tell from the photograph, but I added Crystal Effects to the Rose Red heart to make the heart “pop” a little more from the image, and it worked out well.  Crystal Effects works great for this purpose.  Try it on some of your projects!

TIP #3:  The bow is actually a loop attached to a longer piece of ribbon, but the button creates the bow look.  I worked on creating the bow first before attaching to the focal image.

My friend, Lorinne, and I must’ve been on the same wavelength when working on our swap cards because she also used the same stamp set.  Here’s her very cute swap card, too:

Lorinne's swap card

Have fun using this stamp set!!!

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