Take Care was the stamp set I chose for my American Ink swaps this month. I had the idea to use the Woodgrain embossing folder on Pool Party Core'dinations paper (Spring Catalog - ends April 30!), sanding it so the woodgrain stands out. This is my tree trunk, then I stamped and cut out a limb, the nest and eggs separately, then adhered them over each other. The sentiment is from Take Care, as well. The only colors I used were Pool Party and Early Espresso inks. Now for the rest of my team's swaps:
Puddin' used the Forever Young stamp set with some spectacular sponging, Label Framelits and piercing, and a builder brad.
Mary Ann used a Best of Birthdays stamp, along with 2013 Sale-a-Bration items Sycamore Street dsp and button, and the Vine embossing folder.
Kim used Parker's Patterns dsp with Animal Talk and natural trim, as well as Windows Collection Framelits.
Ginette's swap used a handful of punches and the Fancy Fans embossing folder with Teeny, Tiny Wishes and rhinestones.
Butterflies ruled Frankie's Delightful Dozen and Papillion Potpourri swap with both sizes of butterfly punches and the scallop trim border punch.
Bonnie's pocket card hit four birthday candles and used the Best of Birthdays stamp set with the Modern Label and Scallop Trim border punches.
And finally, Barb A.'s beautiful swap used the Little Leaves Sizzlit with the Fancy Fan folder and Papillion Potpourri stamp set and coordinating small butterfly punch. Barb said she CASE'd this from fellow demo Deena Boos at My Home Grown Art.
My American Ink group gets together to stamp, eat, share business ideas, promotions, and stamping tips and tricks the second Saturday of every month at my studio at 11 a.m. Stray demos are always welcome. Please contact me if you need more information, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!