When I host a swap, I like to add a bonus card...just my way of saying thank you for being a part of my swap. I try to incorporate the theme of the swap into the bonus. Here is "A Punky Thank You" created for the Steam Punk swap:
For my latest hosted swap, Sig-Stamp Challenge, I was kind of at a loss for a thank you idea. My solution? Carve another sig-stamp, of course! I guess I need a 'thank you' stamp, as well, eh?
I ended up with three different stamps. The SHH Inky Jedi stamp turned out OK, but it just wasn't what I wanted. Back to the drawing board to carve the second with just the SHH. For these little stamps, I was working with the new tools that Kirbert modified for me, so carving was interesting...not the usual auto-pilot carving that comes with being very familiar with your carving tool. I almost took out part of the 'a' on the thank you stamp cutting too far into the line...oops!
Above is the super-easy flowers needed for the design of the card. The itty-bitty flower is actually one of the few store-bought stamps that I own and really like, but I just couldn't bring myself to use a store-bought stamp on the card. So...you guessed it - I stamped it, then transferred and carved it. *smile*