Wednesday, August 22, 2012

MOJO Food and cat swap

I've been working on this swap for about a week on and off.  When ever I do a swap I try to make a batch of the same card, usually I shoot for ten and there are always a couple of big errors that lead  cards to the trash can.  This one however was an exceptional batch to the trash can.  the finished card style card was the I think the 6th and final attempt, and I am happy with it. 
 
I wanted to make a brown square swivel card using several Asian stamps and of course it had to feature a cat
 
 
But after several tries, I decided to try a Hexagon swivel.
 

.    I like that, but not in brown, not in blue and not in red, green was not too good either.  (I feel like the cat in the hat should step in here).  I did finally hit it with my Wasua Birch card stock.  I will spare you all the bad stamps and crooked cuts and tell you what put it all together for me: 
 A nice big bowl of carbs.  Doesn't matter, there was nothing nutritious in that bowl, just pure mojo food. 
This is an A6 size card (aprox 6x5)
 
 
This is the card face




You open the card and it swings!  So this would be the front!  The writing is Kanji and it says "May God Bless You Abundantly"  Thank you translation software!!



This is the back: 


Don't ya just love the concept?
I used all kinds of tricks with this card, Dry embossed the left opening panel, heat embossed the cat, painted the cat with twinkling H2O's, Distress inks, distress stickles, the butter fly is heavy glitter.
 
With the swaps, I don't like to write a personal message on the card, I do like to make a smaller "surprise card" and I do put the personal note on that. 
This is the personal card I made.  3.5 x 5".
 

 
This card was a great learning experience, next time after things don't work on the second try, I'm going straight for the mojo food!
 
Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great day!
Ginny
 

2 comments:

  1. Hi dear Ginny!
    Nice to see you stamping again!

    These cards are adorable!
    Oh my goodness - absolutely the cutest thing ever- I love this square
    swivel card!!!
    Love the great card designs...Cute stamp sets and I love what you have created with them!

    Wishing you a lovely week!
    hugs, Vica

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  2. Lovely cards...the swing card: was that done with a die or by hand?
    Paper Hugs,
    Jan in Salem , OR

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