Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Control Freaks Blog Tour: Two New Catalog Swap Cards

Whether you are coming from Connie Babbert's Inkspired Treasures blog or just joining us -- welcome to the July 2015 Control Freaks Blog Tour! I just returned home from the Stampin' Up! Convention. One of my favorite things to do at Stampin' Up! events is to swap card ideas with other demonstrators. This year, the ONLY swaps I made were for my Control Freaks friends! On this month's tour, we are sharing the cards that we swapped with the each other. I hope that you enjoy the tour and are inspired by what you see!

Control Freak Stampers at Stampin' Up! Convention 2015
I used the new Birthday Blossoms stamp set for my first card. I love this layout and have used it over and over again with different stamp sets and different color combinations. It is one of the layouts that I featured in my first Pocket Full of Sketches book. (Watch for Volume 2 of my popular card layout book to be released in August!) I really love the way the bright colors (Watermelon Wonder, Crushed Curry, and Cucumber Crush) pop against the black!
Stampin' Up! Birthday Blossoms card by Julie Davison #stampinup
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Stampin' Up! Supplies: Birthday Blossoms, Watermelon Wonder cardstock, Cucumber Crush cardstock, Crushed Curry cardstock, Whisper White cardstock, Basic Black cardstock, Black Ink Pad, Pansy Punch, Triple Banner Punch, Regals Designer Buttons, Whisper White Baker's Twine, Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals

My second swap card is one of the cards that I designed for my July Stamp of the Month Club featuring the Watercolor Wings stamp set. Here is the card for the kit:
Stampin' Up! Watercolor Wings Card #stampinup
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And here is the one that I created for the Control Freaks swap:

Stampin' Up! Watercolor Wings Card #stampinup
Can you spot the difference? It's subtle. I "stepped up" my swap card a little by using the Fluttering Embossing Folder on the Tangelo Twist cardstock and adding a layer of Basic Black cardstock. I also stamped the butterfly a little differently to incorporate the Hello Honey color in the stamped image.
Stampin' Up! Supplies: Watercolor Wings stamp set, Tangelo Twist ink & cardstock, Hello Honey ink & cardstock, Basic Black cardstock, Memento Black Ink Pad, Whisper White cardstock, Bold Butterfly Framelits, Fluttering Embossing Folder, Triple Banner Punch, Tea Lace Doilies, Stampin' Dimensionals

That's all I have for you today! Here's a sneak peek of the inside of another card from my Stamp of the Month Club kit. I'll be posting a video tutorial for this card later this week, so be sure to come back and visit me again!
Stampin' Up! Watercolor Wings Pop Up Card #stampinup
In the meantime, continue on the blog tour to check out Dannie Graves at Dannie's Designs and her Control Freaks Convention swaps. Dannie and I were on the same wavelength with card layouts!


Janet Strain said...

LOVE the stepped-up version of the butterfly card!!

Bandon, Oregon said...

Oh My Goodness Julie... What a Wonderful Card...and to see the step it up version.... FUN!!!!