Speaking of the GSG group - you can check out the blogs of all of the fabulous ladies who are members of it by clicking HERE. I think that in the near future the two groups are being merged into one, so keep your eyes peeled for that, too.
I signed up for 2 spots in the swap and this card front uses Kind and Caring Thoughts (go figure, huh? I love this set!). I think it's a typical "Marie" card - pretty CAS. I hope the gals in the swap like it because I always adore their cards.
I used my lovely new Stampin' Write marker in Melon Mambo and my trusty Old Olive marker to ink the flower. The sentiment is stamped directly on to the Textured Melon Mambo CS in Melon Mambo classic ink. I did some distressing of that Old Olive CS layer with my fingernail, and also some paper piercing. The Old Olive CS is torn using the tearing edge ruler. I love that tool because when I tear, my CS tends to look uniform in the tear and not random and pretty. The DSP peeking out is some of the new Raspberry Lemonade DSP. I used my well-loved Scallop Edge punch to create the scallops on the Old Olive CS that's along the side of my image and that ribbon is the new Crushed Curry 1/2" Polka Dot Grosgrain ribbon. I am really loving this new ribbon!!!
Stamps: Kind and Caring Thoughts
Paper: Old Olive and Whisper White CS, Melon Mambo Textured CS, Raspberry Lemonade DSP
Ink: Melon Mambo and Old Olive Stampin' Write Markers, Melon Mambo classic ink
Accessories: Scallop Edge punch, Crushed Curry 1/2" Polka Dot Grosgrain ribbon, Tearing Edge, Paper Piercing Tool, Paper Piercing Template, Paper Piercing Pad