So I never told you about my swap cards for my trip to Hawaii with Stampin’ Up!. Suffice to say, I was in a bit of a pickle. You see, almost ALL my stamp supplies are still clear across in the country in Nova Scotia and I’m in British Columbia, with just a few markers, a couple stamp sets and minimal supplies. Prior to getting my pre-order from the upcoming new catalogue (which starts June 2nd) – I didn’t even have any ink pads, except for my Black Memento. I do have my Big Shot and a punch and my Butterfly Thinlits, but that my friends, is it. EVERYTHING else is back home.
So I’m in withdrawls, lemme tell ya. That’s also why I haven’t been able to create new projects or videos for you the last few weeks. I still needed to come up with a design for my card swaps with other demonstrators on our Hawaiian vacation. I was stumped. I have been so busy that even finding the time to stamp has been a massive challenge. Then I came up with a plan (the night prior to the trip…*ahem*...). I would wrap rubber bands around a clear block and stamp in Versamark and emboss in gold to create the background for my card – it would be gorgeous. Well, it was in my head, anyway. As I dug through the few supplies I had with me I realized NO versamark was to be found. Ugh. That ruled out the heat embossing. I needed a plan B and I needed it FAST.
In the end, it’s a basic card that is perfect for beginner stampers and for those who don’t have a lot of supplies or for those who are just in need of making a quick card. My swaps absolutely paled in comparison of the swaps from the other demonstrators, which were absolutely works of art. However, it was the best I could do, under the circumstances. When life hands you lemons, as they say, right?
Here’s what I came up with: