Saturday, October 06, 2007

Celebrate.... World Card Making Day!

I just finished some simple cards using Will 'n Way clear stamps. I thought this one was perfect for a card celebrating "our" special day. I believe this is the first year of this soon to be annual event and it is co-sponsored by many of your favorite companies, so be sure to check out the site here
I used a royal blue textured card stock for the base card and I distress inked it with Peeled Paint ink from Tim Holtz. I also used this color on the background plaid piece, after which I used a blade to rough it up a bit. I cut a smaller piece of green bling for the frame of my images and roughed it up too

My images were stamped on white vellum paper and colored with Prismacolors and Gamsol. I cut them out and pop dotted them in place. The bone brad was originally white but I inked it with dark brown and added some embossing powder and heated it up. I did this twice to get a good coverage and poked it thru about lip level. The prongs were snipped to make them smaller. I used acrylic accents on the noses. Small snips of ribbon were tucked under the right side. The word "celebrate" was stamped and cut, then edged and layered on a bit of gold bling.

As an added bonus, there is real cat and dog hair on this-click the photo and you will see it on the lower left. It just seems to always be visible after I have put the camera and cards away.

ETA--World Card Making Day began in 2006 as National Card Making Day. Initiated by Paper Crafts to bring card makers together , it was first held on October 7, 2006. Due to the positive response it received and the worldwide popularity of card making, there was recognized the need to expand, and the holiday transformed into World Card Making Day. Now in its second year, World Card Making Day includes a web site; a larger level of sponsorship; and a marketing campaign to get the word out. In uniting the card-making communities (hobbyists, retailers, manufacturers) we celebrate the connection and creativity that is at the heart of card making.


  1. Glad I popped over! Can't wait to see the announcements for NCMD! Have a great day!

  2. I had a great WCMD too! I hope us Canadians can say DUDES!! YOU CHOSE THANKSGIVING WEEKEND! and they change it for next year. Heheheh..

    I like your live feed finder thing.. I saw your last visitor was from Toronto.. at and then I was all.. hey! That's ME! tres cool.


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