Wednesday, 6 October, 2010

World Cardmaking Day - Part 1

Hi everyone,

hope you are having a fabulous day.  Speaking of fabulous days, I had one on Saturday.  I attended a World Cardmaking Day event at Nicki Tidbolds's house.  If you've never heard of World Cardmaking Day it is exactly what it sounds - a day set aside every year to celebrate making cards - how cool!  My sister, Ann and another friend Lisa came along and we sat together and made cards and chatted all day.   I'm going to share with you one third of the cards we made on Saturday and the others in the following days - just to keep you in suspense :)  All of the cards were designed by Nicki herself - she is very clever.

This one is pretty self explanatory... stamped the car and watercoloured it with a blender pen.

Stamps:  To a Classic, Wonderfully Worn (Background)
Paper:  Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, Elegant Soiree DSP
Ink:  Soft Suede, Baja Breeze
Accessories:  Corner Rounder Punch, Linen Thread, Blender Pen

With this one we crumpled the black cardstock into a ball and flattened it back out again before attaching it in the corner.  The stripes were made by colouring the "Solid Stripes" stamp with markers

Stamps:  Beware Pirates, Party Hearty, Extreme Backgrounds, Solid Stripes
Paper:  Elegant Eggplant, Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink:  Elegant Eggplant, Black Stazon, Pumpkin Pie
Accessories:  Elegant Eggplant, Pumpkin Pie and Basic Black Stampin Write Markers, Spiral Punch, Cutter Kit

With the next one we stamped the swirl from Baroque Motifs in Versamark, sprinkled Clear Embossing Powder over it and embossed with the Heat Tool, which gave it a glossy finish.

Stamps:  Baroque Motifs, Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Paper:  Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Love Letter DSP
Ink:  Versamark, Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black
Accessories:  Big Shot, Blossom Party Die, Sponge, 5/8"  Basic Black Grosgrain, Word Window Punch, Corner Rounder Punch, 1/2" Circle Punch, Basic Rhinestones.

I hope you liked them, come back tomorrow to see some more.