I had sworn off swaps after I did my first. I don't know why, other than the fact that I felt pressured and like I was on a deadline (which technically I was). I was in a slump a few weeks ago so I started looking on the swap forum and joined a black and white ATC swap. My reasoning? ATC's are small....and black and white intrigues me.
Supplies: Basic Black cardstock, Whisper White cardstock, black and white chiffon ribbon from Michael's, Terrifically Tacky Tape, clear microbeads, silver brads by Spare Parts. Gerbera Daisy stamp by TAC. Pallete Hybrid Noir ink. Iridescent Prisma glitter.
It's kinda cute, isn't it? I am really pleased with the way they turned out. This is the third attempt at these cards...the first two did not turn out so hot. I just used .44 cent ribbon from Michael's and plain silver brads to add a little zip. I stamped the Gerbera Daisy with Pallete Hybrid Noir ink by Stewart Superior and then covered the paper with sticky strip. Then I mushed it in the clear microbeads, then mushed it into prisma glitter to fill in the gaps and add sparkle. It's hard to see in the photo though.
I am considering putting some stamping things for sale on my blog in the next few days. Yes, we are moving to a larger place and I get my own stamping room, but I have several sets that have never seen ink and I want them to go to a home where they will be used and loved. I also have a great deal of individual stamps that I want to put up for sale as well. They are all unmounted and have no blocks, so they will be cheap. I just never use them and think they could be better loved elsewhere! Stay tuned!