Yesterday I shared 18 cards from my Holiday One-for One Swap. What a joy it was to share a slice of the beautiful cards I received during the swap! I am so happy you were able to view them and enjoy them. For each card swap, I like to share a couple of projects that stand out in the crowd (there are so many great ones to choose from!) and share three things I like about each.
Maria Rodriguez participated in the very first One-for-One Swap I hosted three years ago – and she’s participated in every one since. Her cards are always beautifully over-the-top as she showcases her watercoloring skills and cardmaking artistry. The card she submitted for this swap is no exception. Check out her stair-step card with lots of beautiful images from Holiday Home:
- Intricate details. This stair step card is all about the details. Without Maria’s keen eye for detail, the card might be ineffective. There are three homes in this stamp set – and each of them is represented twice here. You’d never know that if you weren’t looking for it! Maria made sure the homes (although might have been created from the same blueprints) have their own look and appeal.
- Color Choices. At a quick glance, it’s obvious that this is a Christmas card – Santa is paying a visit, and the homes are gloriously adorned with trees and wreaths. At the same time, the primary color of the card is blue – not green and or red. I love that, Maria!
- Sponging. I wish my picture had come out a bit better so you could see Maria’s amazing sponging on this card. Each panel is sponged a little bit more than the one in front, building depth as your eye follows the card back. That takes amazing patience.
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