Saturday, October 4, 2014

Happy World Card Making Day!!

Happy World Card Making Day to everyone! I had made plans to spend the entire day with my family a while back, so I stayed up late on Friday to film a video for you guys. Since there weren't any challenges for WCMD yet, I chose to participate in the Wednesday challenge over at Simon's blog - Transport It! You just had to use some kind of transportation on your project. If you want to see more about this challenge or participate yourself just click the link below!

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog

Okay! So I've made three cards for this challenge and one of them has a video. Let me start with my favorite of the three (which also happens to be the one with the video!)

I used one of my favorite Authentique paper pads for this card - Something for All Seasons. It just has everything!! (literally something for each season) There's deep reds, blues, grays, greens...everything! That bike paper really caught my eye. I just loved the different tones of gray with the pop of blue! Once I saw that paper I just started pulling out a few other papers that coordinated together. The great thing about using a paper pad is that the designers do the work for you. For the most part all of the papers all ready coordinate!

One of the papers that I chose had a newspaper print and I chose to stamp my sentiment on that one. I used a DCWV stamp set that I picked up at Michael's. I stamped it in Ranger Emboss It ink and used Zing White Opaque embossing powder to make it pop off the page. I used my foam dots to adhere that to my yellow and chevron mats.

I thought the card needed a few more finishing touches, so I used my Clean Slate ink from the Studio Calico Color Theory line and stamped a few of the stars (from the stamp set) onto a few scrap pieces of the chevron and yellow papers. I used my Cutter Bee scissors to cut them out and then glued them down (some on top of the sentiment piece and some sticking out of the bottom) with Heidi Swapp Magic Medium in the clear finish.

You can check out the video right here or over on YouTube!

Let's move on to my next card! 

This one is super simple. I used the Uncharted Waters paper pad by Glitz for this card. I knew I wanted those anchors for my background. I chose a strip of polka dot paper, a tiny piece of tan colored paper, and then the blue waves paper for my sentiment. I wanted the tan paper to be in the background, so I adhered that with my Scotch ATG gun first and then the polka dot piece on top of it. This is a great way to get subtle dimension without using foam squares. Next, I stamped and embossed my sentiment (from a 7 Gypsies stamp set) onto the wave paper and adhered that down on top of the tan piece as well. 

I stamped the ship (from an old Prima stamp set) onto the polka dot paper and used my scissors to fussy cut around the image. I used foam squares to pop that onto my card. The pearls are from Michael's. They are Recollections brand. I picked them up to make an album for my Mom and I had so many left over! They really were a great buy! 

This one took FOREVER! Probably 2 hours!! The whole square piece is one stamp. I purchased it on a clearance rack a while back and never used it! It's from the TPC Studio. All of my patterned papers for this card came from the Parkbench paper pad from Fancy Pants Designs. I started with a piece of Neenah 110lb Solar White cardstock and used Clean Slate ink from Studio Calico to stamp my image. Next, I stamped my image again on polka dot, yellow, and flower paper. And now for the time consuming part - I fussy cut all of those images from the different pieces of paper! Whew. That took a lot less time to write than to actually do! I stamped one of the sentiments from the stamp set onto the banner with the same Clean Slate ink from SC. 

Okay! Once all of that was done I used the gray ink and a Mini Ink Blending Tool to distress the edges of my square piece just a bit. I didn't like the look of the stark white paper. I used foam dots to pop this piece on top of my card.

I cut the black and white paper to cover the entire card front and then the gray stripe paper to leave a 1/4 inch border all around. I used my leftover strip of the black and white paper to go horizontally across the card. I added some white lace trim (purchased from the Hobby Lobby) and tied a bow to go on the technique piece.

To finish off this card I used some clear, white, opaque, and silver sequins from Doodlebug. I adhered them with some Heidi Swapp Magic Medium in the clear finish - I'm really loving this adhesive right now! It dries so quickly and holds really well!

That's it for today, guys! I hope you enjoy your World Card Making Day! Leave me a comment and tell me how you're celebrating today!

1 comment:

  1. These are very pretty cards! I really love the hot air balloon! Thanks for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!