Saturday, October 1, 2011

Happy World Cardmaking Day!

How are you celebrating World Cardmaking Day? I have thoroughly enjoyed it!! I spent the morning blog hopping and being inspired! Then I stumbled across this challenge on the Pink Paislee blog, so I decided to pull out some of my Pink Paislee stash and play along!

Here are some of my entries for the challenges:
Challenge #5 was a color challenge, based on this photo from Pinterest:

And here is my card for this challenge:

For this card, I used paper from Pink Paislee's Vintage Moon line, " Night Owl", and a journaling tag from the "Father Christmas" punch outs, a little bit of olive colored chalk ink on the edges, and a few leftover rub-on stitched leaves, paper leaves, flowers, and brads. I used my scallop punch on a scrap of Bazzill Swiss Dots cardstock(which I also edged with my olive chalk ink) , and a "Give Thanks" sticker.

Challenge #6:
Stamping Challenge: Layer stamps (I may have cheated on this one a little, because I chose stamps that were meant to be used together/layered).

Here is my card:

For this card, I used paper from Pink Paislee's Vintage Moon line, "Moon Glade", and a stamped frame and sentiment-I stamped the florally frame first with silver paint from a paint dauber, then after that dried, I stamped "Happy Birthday" with Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass Distress ink, fussy cut and inked the edges with the Tumbled Glass ink, tied some hand dyed gray shabby seam binding, attached the stamped sentiment with pop dots, and added some homemade vintage stick pins, then inked the edges of the whole card with the Tumbled Glass Distress Ink.

For my last card (today, anyway), I followed Challenge # 7: Use more than one type of medium.

Here is my card:

For this card, I started with paper from Pink Paislee's Butterfly Gardens line, "Dew Drops". I took some AWESOME Mistable scalloped trim in 2 different widths, and on the one I stamped with a script stamp and some homemade violet colored shimmer mist, and on the wider trim, I did some random messy paint stamping with a polka dot stamp and a silver paint dauber. On top of the muslin Mistables scallops, I tied some lilac colored hand dyed shabby seam binding, and added a flower that I made by layering flowers from Prima and Petaloo which I inked lightly with Tim Holtz Dusty Concord Distress Ink, and leaves from Precocious Paper, and inked all of the edges with Dusty Concord and attached it to a white cardstock card base.

What a fun day I had creating-I hope you got to play a little, too!!


  1. That blue and grey is really lovely.

  2. Beautiful work. So much texture and color.


  3. Love your homemade pins and all the seam binding - beautiful!

  4. Pretty cards, you make it look so effortless.

  5. Such a beautiful collection of cards! Each one has such pretty details.


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