Friday, September 20, 2013

Post #2 of Astrid's ICAD Swap

Hello, and welcome to the second installment of Astrid's ICAD Swap.  Last time I showed you the first card that I made for Margie.   Now I can show you the one I made for Jennie.

I don't often work with blue but I just felt I needed to use blue for this ICAD.  I don't question these things, I just follow along!  First I inked the card with Broken China and Salty Ocean DI and then  I stamped the wild flowers with embossing ink and  used white embossing powder on it.  The quote is from a Tim Holtz stamp set. I glued strips of paper and a butter fly to finish the design.  I used a Wendy Vecchi trick and ran silver Distress stain along the edges.
For the folder I used kraft paper.  I used silver ink and a stamp I've had for a long time to add a design to the outside and then  I used a Tim Holtz On the Edge die to cut one side. Once again I ran the Distress stain along the cut edge.  I added an eyelet and some baker's twine as a closure. 
I cut the kraft paper so that the pocket was part of the shape and I scored it and folded it up.  I used another On the Edge die to shape the edge of the pocket and finished with Distress stain. Another wild flower stamp was stamped on both flaps the same way I did on the card and I added a little pocket with particulars of the swap on a tag tucked inside. 
So, there you have it.  I said in my previous post that this was a really fun swap and it really was!  It was a brilliant idea that Astrid had and I think everyone who participated had a great time.  I received two fantastic ICADs which I will share next time.  Both of them are special to me for different reasons and the interesting thing is that I've never met either of my swap partners.  So, it was karma or serendipity or some such thing, but it was fantastic! 
Thank you for visiting with me today.  I'm so glad you spent some of your time with me.  I hope you have a great day. 


  1. This is such a wonderful quote! You do beautiful work here :-)

  2. I love the quote, too! Even your envelope is embelished! This is beautiful, and creativity really shines through in your work!

  3. Absolutely stunning Maryanne. I don't know how I missed this swap as I am a regular follower of Astrid's. love the wonderful co,ours/stamps. Beautiful die cut edge on the wallet.

    Crafty hugs Annie x

  4. Fabulous! I love the holder as much as the actual ICAD!


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