World Card Making Day

So it is world card making day today (October 7th) – so what better excuse do we need to sit down and do something creative.

I wanted to get a few things done today, and the first was a card I had been thinking about for a while now, and it seemed a good fit for the Addicted to Stamps – Make Your Mark challenge.

I started with a piece of whisper white card and sponged on three different colours – Emerald Envy, Dapper Denim and Sweet Sugarplum. After a first light sponging of sweet sugarplum I used a post-it note to mask off a moon shape. I prefer to put some light colour on the moon rather than leaving it completely white as I think it soften it a bit. With the mask on I went a bit darker with the sweet sugarplum to really highlight the moon.

I then used basic black to stamp on the tree, before adding a swing and a little girl on the swing. Since the card wasn’t for anything specific I used a fairly generic sentiment that would suit a few different scenarios.

To finish I used a black mat, and then a sweet sugarplum mat before sticking it all to a whisper white card base. For a bit or sparkle I coloured the moon in with some wink of stella.

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The second this I wanted to get done was making a birthday card for a special little guy who turns 8 today. We will be catching up with him early next week so I thought it would be a good idea to get one made today. I was scanning Pinterest and I found a card made by Kathleen over at KathleenStamps. She made this super cute pirate owl using the owl builder punch, and I thought this was particularly fitting for the birthday boy since he has spent a fair chunk of his life sailing on a boat.

I kept the card fairly simple since I had a 3 year old ‘helper’ making it with me, but we were pretty happy with the way it turned out. The water is made from layering 3 different blue card stocks, and stamping a water patter in Bermuda Bay over the top (the water stamp is from Stampin’ Up! High Tide stamp set).

The boat and sails are just free-hand cut from coloured paper. To finish we sponged a bit of Tempting Turquoise at the top of the card.

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Hope you managed some crafting time on World Card Making Day!

4 thoughts

  1. These cards are so pretty, especially the girl on the swing. Sponging and blending the backgrounds is so satisfying isn’t it.

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