Sunday, October 5, 2014

World Card Making Day

Hi Everyone!

Did you know that yesterday was World Card Making Day??  Happy WCMD!!!  I hope you all took some time to get crafty and enjoy it.

I spent the day crafting with some wonderful friends.  We had a potluck, some wine, and lots of craftiness!  It was absolutely lovely and certainly just what the doctor ordered.

In November, a few of us will be heading to a Stampin' Up! Canada event so we thought perhaps we should put some swaps together.  It was a fun way to spend the day but it will also be a fun way to get to know some new people at the event.

I decided to make some Christmas cards (well we all did) and 31 cards later, this is the outcome.

I decided to use 3 different colours, just to change it up a bit - traditional green and red (Garden Green and Cherry Cobbler) and a lovely blue (Lost Lagoon).  For the first time, I also used Blendabilities markers to colour basic pearls in order to have beautiful matching embellishments.  What a great way to have stunning embellishments that will match any card and so very easy to do!  Just colour and wait for it to dry.

As inspiration, I used Monday's Lunchtime Sketch over at Techno Stamper - I loved it.

It is an Anything Goes challenge over at the Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge so I will be linking up there as well.

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Card Recipe (all products used are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise indicated):

Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler, Lost Lagoon
Stamp Sets: Seasonally Scattered
Inks: Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler, Lost Lagoon
Tools/Techniques: Basic Jewels - Pearls, Old Olive Blendabilities, Cherry Cobbler Blendabilities, Coastal Cabana Blendabilities

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  1. Great cards! Sounds like you had fun yesterday with the girls stamping. I love your colored pearls, they are the perfect finishing touch! Great job, thanks so much for playing along with my sketch challenge this week!

  2. These are gorgeous Steph! I loved those coloured pearls - perfect accents!

  3. What a lovely and elegant card . Thanks for joining us at Holly Jolly Christmas challenge.Neva