Hey All! Happy World Card Making Day! This is really kinda cool! A day just for us to celebrate our craft! By the way, I've added someone to my blog list over there to the right. Her name is Marie and her blog is Aloha and Mabuhay. She is so talented, and I love visiting her blog. Go take a look, and I think you will agree that she has some fabulous cards to share. Her detail is incredible!
I've made 4 cards for today's special occasion! So on with the cards! My first is an Autumn card:
I used my new Spellbinders Shapeabilities for these leaves (except for the little bitty ones, those are punches). I love this new set! I love how it embosses the leaves and gives them veins. I used my glitter pen to go over them to make them sparkle. I attached the 3 main leaves with foam mounts to give it depth, and glued the others flat on the card stock. I used my corner punch to do the scalloped edge and then pierced each scallop, mounted all of that onto chocolate brown card stock, added the ribbon, the bling to the ribbon, and dew drops to a few of the leaves. Here's a close up of the Spellbinders leaves:
See how the leaves have the embossed veins? Love this!
My next card is a Halloween card. I just can't stop making them! I was cruising blogs the other day and came across a card that I just had to case. However I could just kick my butt, because now I have no idea who's blog it was on to give them credit! I'm such an unorganized dork! Anyway, this is my version of that card. . .
I started with a watercolor card stock. I then took my ink pads (all Colorbox) and started at the bottom rubbing the ink pads on the card stock. I started with yellow first, then orange, then purple, then dark blue, then black. I then used my Aquapen to mute it and blend it all together so the colors graduated into the next. I used a heat gun to dry it, then stamped the tree line with the bare tree stamp from Rubber Stampede. I used my Nesties to cut out the circle for the moon. This paper is from Doodlebug and it is called sugar coated card stock. It really sparkles and comes in lots of colors. I got it at Archivers. Anyway, I stamped the witch image right on the sparkle stuff using archival jet black ink. The stamp is from Martha Stewart. The ink did not really come out well because of the granular surface, so I went over it with a black marker to make it darker. I then attached the moon to the card, and then used a glitter pen to dot in the stars. This was a pretty easy card to make. Here is a close up:
Even after going over the image in black marker, the sparkles still shined through! I was really amazed by that!
My next two cards are birthday cards. One is for a friend of mine and the other is for the batch of cards I'm making for Pat for the Cards for Kids project that she started. I'll start with that one first.
This one was a little time consuming because of all of the cutting out and assembly, but I think it is really cute if I do say so myself. The stamps are from Stampin Up. They were part of my prize package that I won as blog candy from Rita's blog. I stamped the packages and balloons on white card stock with different color inks by Colorbox, then embossed them with clear ep. I cut them out and attached the bling to the balloons and then attached the color coordinated yarn to both pieces. I attached them all to the matted card stock with foam squares. I then used my glitter pen to do the background "swirlies". Here are a couple of close ups:
I wanted something suitable for kids and whimsical.
My last card is also a card I kind of cased from Catherine at Inksomnia. I loved the card she posted, so here is my version:
I like her card way better, but this served its purpose. I used various stamps to fill in the squares which were cut out of the paper using a plastic template. I then adhered the paper to white card stock. The images (I have no idea who makes these stamps) were colored with colored pencils, cupcake was glittered, hats had bling attached, and the sentiment was embossed with red tinsel ep. Pretty quick and simple card.
Well, that's it for this post! Whew! That was a lot of pics! I set a record for pics in one post! And speaking of pics, don't forget the pic of the week below: Thanks for visiting, and I'll see you on your blogs later tonight! I have a birthday dinner to attend to this evening, then back to the blogs!
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