One thing I was busy with this last week was coming up with a swap card with my local group of demonstrators and many new found friends. Originally, I had planned to use my Pocket Silhouettes set but.....my first order from the new catalog arrived and I had splurged on the Cheers for You set! Wow! What a great set! I've made four cards so far (I'm going to share 2 today and 2 tomorrow) and have many more ideas swirling around in my huge head. Seriously, it's a great set.
The first card I'm sharing is a version of the swap card I sent out. My friend Nancy Morgan shared a great idea with me about using chunky sprinkles and crystal effects. What a great look! I broke open my Summer Home Simply Scrappin' kit and used the designer paper and textured cardstock! My favorite piece of this card is such a tiny detail you may have missed it. The straw in my Blue Margarita is paper pieced with a tiny piece of designer paper. I put this detail in between the first and second coat of crystal effects. It appears to be floating don't you think?
For my second card, I wanted to dabble a bit with a white card. I've seen some amazing designs and have been quite envious. White cards look so crisp, clean and sophisticated. I pulled that riding hood red and white designer paper back out and grabbed a piece of Papertrey 110 lb basic cardstock that I borrowed. This was the first opportunity I've had to work with this cardstock but what a thick, crisp, and super white base it provided! I used my red square fire rhinestones (which I need to pull out more often) and painted on my versatile and trusty crystal effects. I wanted to add some pop to it so what better to use than Dazzling Diamonds sprinkled into the wet goo! So pretty! =)
What do you think? I love the detail the crystal effects provided. Don't forget to stop by tomorrow on your blogging expiditions and check out the other two creations I made with this set.