Soft Seedlings Swap

Have you ever participated in a card swap? They can be a lot of fun. Last weekend, I met up with some of my stamping friends in Arizona and we exchanged cards.

Card Swap

Normally, when you participate in a Card Swap, you will make several of the same card. For example, in this swap, there were 27 participants. Everyone made 28 cards (an extra for the display board), and we exchanged them one-for-one. So, I came home with 27 different cards! It’s a great way to get new ideas and samples of products you may not own.

Soft Seedlings Swap Card

I made 28 of these cards for the swap I participated in. My friend LaAnna came over to help me put these together. She’s always there when I need her, and I appreciate her!

Soft Seedlings

This stamp set was one of the first to catch my eye in the 2022 July-December Mini Catalog. I love the maple leaf and the fun little seedlings. We always called these “whirlybirds” when I was growing up. I also love the pretty font for the greetings.

This is a stand-alone stamp set…. no punches or dies, just beautiful images.

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Oceanfront

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It’s Saturday and time for another FAB Stampers Post. This week Connie shares a few of her favorite projects that start with the wonderful Oceanfront Stamp Set.

It Starts at the Ocean

I love creating pictures with my stamps, and this set is ideal for creating peaceful oceanfront scenes. The different shaped stamps layer together to create sand, sea and sky. Grassy accents finish the scene and create a serene picture.

Oceanfront 1

My sentiment stamp set for today is Go To Greetings. It is such a versatile set, that it’s perfect for any occasion.

Adding More to the Picture

Oceanfront 2

For this card, I added elements from the Heron Habitat Bundle. This is one of my favourite bundles – at least right now! We have a Blue Heron that lives on our lake, and I love seeing him fly around, or standing near shore watching for fish. To create my heron, I inked my stamp with Smoky Slate ink, then used a sponge dauber to add Starry Sky ink to give him blue feathers. I cut him out with the coordinating die from the bundle and added him to the card with Dimensionals. The birds on this card are also from the Heron Habitat stamp set.

Changing Directions

Even though it starts at the ocean, it doesn’t need to stop there, so for my last card I changed my colour scheme from ocean to land and used images from the Grassy Grove stamp set. It is easy to change the feeling of your card just by changing ink colours.

Oceanfront 3

I stamped the sentiment, fussy cut it and popped up with Dimensionals. Maybe because it is a neat idea and looks great on the card, but more likely, I did it because the first time I stamped my sentiment it was crooked!! I love that in card making there are no mistakes, only opportunities.

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Nature’s Prints

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Hello! It’s time for another FAB Stampers share and today it’s Leonie’s turn. She’s used the lovely Nature’s Prints stamps for her cards today.

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Nature’s Prints

I love any stamp set that contains leaves or flowers so when I saw the Nature’s Prints Bundle, I knew I had to get it! For today’s projects I’ve just used the Nature’s Prints Stamp Set.

Nature's Prints Stamp Set

This set is the type of set I recommend to new stampers. It has imagery of leaves, flower and splats (everyone needs splats) plus a variety of sentiments.

Baby Wipe Technique

For today’s project I thought I’d incorporate a fun and easy technique – the Baby Wipe Technique. It’s fun and easy and uses items you probably already have on hand.

For this technique you will need …

  • Baby Wipes (just get the cheapest as they work perfectly)
  • a plastic tray or case (our Clear Stamp Cases are perfect otherwise those plastic trays from the Chinese takeaway work well
  • Ink Refills/Reinkers – choose 2 or 3 colours
  • Stamps – any will do but solid sentiments and flowers work well or distinktive stamps like Nature’s Prints also work really well.

The Cards

Here are the cards I’ve made for you today ..

Nature's Prints Duo

Don’t you love how these cards turned out? That fern stamped beautifully with the colours I chose. The colours I chose were Pacific Point, Balmy Blue and Pool Party for the technique and used Night of Navy Ink Pad for the sentiments.

Nature's Prints Leaves

I love how the ferns turned out on this card … all those colours!

To separate the foliage I did use a little piece of scrap note paper to mask the fern leaves to stamp the other foliage. This also gives the card depth.

I layered my stamped piece onto a Night of Navy mat and then popped some Glitter Organza ribbon around and into a knot. To finish off I added some Iridescent Rhinestones for some bling … or water droplets!

Baby Wipe Block

Nature's Prints Block

This card is a different way to use the Baby Wipe Technique. I actually used my Baby Wipe ‘palette’ to ink up one of my D blocks, spritzed it with a little water to get the colours to blend a bit and stamped it onto my Basic White cardstock. Instant Background! I then just stamped the two foliage stamps in Night of Navy and added the sentiment. Again, they are layered onto Navy cardstock and embellished with the Iridescent Rhinestones.

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Video Tutorial

Don’t you just love Leonie’s cards today! If you’d like to see more on the Baby Wipe technique, click here to watch her video. And listen to her lovely accent!! The tutorial begins about 22 minutes into the video.

Need Supplies?

If you live in Canada, please visit my friend Connie HERE. She’d be more than happy to help you with products and classes.

If you live in Australia, please visit the lovely Leonie HERE. She’d love to help you out with products and classes.

Live in the USA?  You may shop with me by clicking on any of the products above. My online store is available 24/7 and if you need help or have questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

If your order is less than $150, you can help me out by using the Host Code below. If your order is $150 or more, DON’T use the Host Code, because you’ve earned FREE product. You’ll also receive a Thank You from me for ANY online order!

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