2018 OnStage Milwaukee Bus Swap


Here is the swap card I prepared for a Demo only "bus swap". We did a "Top Layer" swap, meaning the size is similar to a top layer of a full card. It is 4" x 5 1/4" and can easily be put on any cardbase. Suggested cardbase colors: Daffodil Delight,

Card basics:
Top Layer - (Berry Burst) 4" x 5 1/4"
Focal point layer (Whisper White) 3 3/4" x 3 3/4"
Scrap pieces of Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, and Bermuda Bay for the Greetings and center focal item

All the ink from the two Ink Spot sets were used, except Soft Suede. I added an Elegant Eggplant marker to get a deeper purple.

I created a "Wreath Builder" template from a piece of cardstock to be used with the Stamperatus. I used an 8" x 8" base. First I drew center lines from top to bottom and side to side. I cut a 3 3/4" x 3 3/4" square out of the center (equal distances from all sides). Next I turned the cut out square 45 degrees and centered it on the base. I then traced around the cut out square. I used my paper trimmer to cut this "diamond shape" out of the same base piece. This created a template similar to Gina K's wreath builder templates.
Note: you can make your squares any size you want, just be sure they are the same size and centered in your base piece. You could use a window sheet if you want to see through the material. I didn't feel it was necessary.

Put your white square into your template. Set up your stamps in the pattern that you would like, then mount them onto the Stamperatus. Choose your color and ink up stamps.
Stamp onto cardstock. If you are doing multiples, remove the first square and load the next one. Continue with all of your squares until all have the first color in the first location.
Clean off your stamps.

Pick up the white piece and turn 45 degrees in the template. Ink the stamps with the next color and stamp onto your piece. If working with quantities, then put your next piece in (turned 45 degree).
Continue with all pieces and all colors until you complete the circle of stamping.
You can figure out the rest of the design. It is pretty basic. Email me: lori@duchessofdesign.com if you have questions.