Tuesday, October 19, 2010

10-10-10 on 10-10-10, part 1

I've mentioned before that my stamping friends like to swap cards - specifically, cards that we make that night at a shoebox swap.  Our group, however, likes to call it a 10-10-10.  This name originated with an event I ran when I was a Stampin' Up demonstrator.  I designed 10 cards, that were to take 10 minutes or less, and charged everyone $10 each to attend.  It was fun, although way more work for me designing all the cards, and I got a lot of flak about cards that took longer than 10 minutes (hey, I tried!). 

So we don't do it that way anymore - everyone designs one card.  Much better.  But we still call it that, and Ruth very cleverly offered to host a 10-10-10 on 10-10-10.  There were 10 of us there, although we did 11 cards (Cathie couldn't attend but sent hers).

This is my card.  My goal was to use a stamp set that I hadn't used before.  I love these little birds, but sometimes it's hard to build a card around a small image.  This technique would work with a variety of small stamps.  Not very seasonal, but I liked it.

Ruth went monochromatic again, and did it very nicely.  The fuzzy stuff is Mulberry paper, and it adds lovely texture.  And I think this is a great use of the funky paper clip.

Nancy designed this card.  It is very elegant and would make a smashing Christmas card.  It's hard to see, but the deer is embossed with tinsel, so it has a lot of glitter.  The gold layers are sparkly, too.

Sharon came up with this lovely, simple card.  It's the sort of card that stands very well on its own, or is easy to bling up a bit.  Again, a good use of an odd-shaped stamp that can be hard to build a card around.

This is Susan's card.  She kept apologizing for how simple it is, but we all loved it.  This is the sort of Christmas card that you can think about making for 50 people without having a nervous breakdown!

Blogger is insisting that's enough pictures for one post, so I'll break this up into 2.  Stay tuned!


hokgardner said...

They're all beautiful, but yours is my favorite.

I should drag out all my stamping stuff again. I have shelves full, just gathering dust.

Suburban Correspondent said...

Oh, I love these. I miss stamping!