This card idea was borrowed from my incredibly talented friend Heather (heather maria on Flickr) - she is the master of beautiful vellum flowers with this Hero Arts Large Flower stamp. Check out this card or this card or this card - see what I mean? *swoon* Heather you should know, I got tons of compliments at the swap - thanks for the inspiration!!
I had to keep my card fairly quick and easy to make, as there would be about 10 minutes or so to make it. To simplify things (and to avoid a major embossing powder mess!) I pre-stamped & embossed all the vellum flowers. For 40 stampers. So yes, 80 flowers. Remind me to think of something less time consuming for the next swap! LOL!
And speaking of ~40 stampers (there were a few short of 40, actually) - here's the whole lovely group of us!
And here's a little collage of photos I took throughout the day with my phone...
Clockwise from top left, that's Lydia, some cards, some inky fingers, Brenda, Suzy, Lisa & Michelle, Bev, Karen, Rae Anne, Rachel, Christy and of course me and Lisa in the center.
Yay! Good times!