Sunday, December 5, 2010

Just Add Ink Swap Hop

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We recently had a card swap at Just Add Ink... If you haven't come across it before, a swap is where all participants make multiple copies of one card design and send them off to the rest of the group. What you end up with is a copy of everyone's cards, but you've only had to design one! So we thought we'd share them with you all on a Swap (Blog) Hop!

Here are a few details about what's happening... There are 14 stops on our Swap Hop (Just Add Ink and each of our 13 Design Team members), but the hop is set up in a loop so it doesn't matter where you start. All you need to do to follow along is click the Swap Hop button at the end of each post and you'll be taken to the next stop! The great part of that is that you can do the Swap Hop whenever you want.

I decided to do a masculine themed swap - having so many males in the family it is something that I have to do often, so I'm comfortable with it.  I pulled out some of my new sets from the IB&C - Extreme Elements and Extreme Surfboard.

Here it is


I chose my colours based on the ocean, Sahara Sand, Not Quite Navy, Marina Mist, Wild Wasabi and Early Espresso - OK, well maybe EE is not an 'ocean' colour but it went well with the others.  I stamped all the background elements first and the stamped the surfer in VersaMark and embossed with White Embossing Powder.  The sentiment is from Upsy Daisy - sometimes to you have to go searching through your 'girly' sets to find the right 'manly' sentiment - the font is the key - no swirly fonts for the men in my family, lol!

This is quite an easy card, the main panel is attached to EE card with dimensionals and the sentiment is also attached using dimensionals.  Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy.

I hope you and the DT girls liked my swap - it got the 'thumbs up' from my other half, so that's always good *smile*

Next stop on the Hop is Kim's.  Enjoy!



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Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Extreme Elements, Extreme Surfboard, Upsy Daisy
Ink:  Early Espresso, Not Quite Navy, Marina Mist, Wild Wasabi, VersaMark
Cardstock:  Sahara Sand, Early Espresso
Accessories:  Heat Gun, Embossing Buddy, White Embossing Powder, Dimensionals

22 comments:

alittlelessuseless said...

This is fantastic....I love the background, the different colours and the simple yet super effective layout.

inkeverywhere said...

I just love this card. It's so great to see a Man Card - and these are stamps that I would not choose myself - but I just love how you have put them together. It's fantastic. Thank you Chantell

bronheslop said...

Wow, Jo - that's awesome! What a fabulous male card, for the 'big boys'. Thank you for sharing it.

Bronwyn Eastley said...

Yay! Now that this one's published I can CASE it! I just had to order this set after getting this gorgeous swap from you. Love it to bits!!

Tania M. Gould said...

Such an AWESOME boy/man card! We need to see more of these! I really want this set (Extreme Elements)and it will be the next one I buy!

Amanda said...

Love, love, love this fantastic boy card. I never thought I would need those sets, but (darn it!) now I do! xx Amanda

Patrice said...

I love that you chose to do a male card Jo. I often struggle and I absolutely love your card. The colour combo you chose is terrific and I love the white embossing!

*Spring Blossom* said...

AMAZING!!! This card looks fantastic, the colours are perfect together :)

Mae Collins said...

This was such a great idea for a masculine card and I was able to show it to one of my customers who reently bought the Extreme Surfboard stamp and wanted some ideas! Thanks for helping me provide her with some inspiration Jo!

Brenda Hugar said...

Great card -- love the masculine look. TFS

Brenda Hugar said...

Great card -- TFS

Richelle said...

Fantastic colour combo and that white embossing makes the surfer look like he's coming off the page!

Paula said...

I lvoe this swap. Such a nice change to get something for the boys, Jo and you did it so well! Love the colours, really manly. Thanks!

Christine Blain said...

Way cool! Love the embossed focal image over the grungy background, Jo. I agree - that sentiment's perfect for a male card. Nice job!

delysc said...

I loved this card too Jo! Its a perfect idea for a masculine teen card.

Jodene said...

This was such a cool card Jo! I am definitely going to have to get this stamp set as I can see so many uses for it.

KimB said...

What a great choice Jo! You got the background spot on for the surfer and created the perfect male card - simple stunning and effective!!
Kim

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Ok ... so this is just so darn "knarly dude" that I am just going to HAVE to CASE it! Love it, Jo! Hugs xxaxx

Genelle Little said...

I can't wait to CASE this one Jo - it is perfect!! Thank you for sharing.

Sam said...

Fantastic creation Jo! Such an appropriate card for young males....and something I am clueless at doing, so thanks for the inspiration :-).

Sam.

Anonymous said...

Gojus card Jo and of course Early Espresso goes with it - it goes with everything *g* I keep umming and ahhing over these sets and now think I need to get them!

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Hi Jo!
Thanks for getting me out of a pickle. After a lengthy family medical crisis with my dad ... and a messed up school holiday I sat down last night to make my son's b'day card for today. NO MOJO ... but ... I did find this card of yours sitting in my "to case" file! You are a lifesaver! I have left a link on my post for you! Hugs xxaxx