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.



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.



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


  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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