Hello my crafty friend! I hope you were able to celebrate World Card Making Day in your craft room, or at a crop with friends this year! If you’re unfamiliar, WCMD falls on the first Saturday in October. I was so excited when I found out we had our own holiday!!! Hopefully, we’ll eventually get it’s status and popularity elevated to that of at least Valentine’s Day. (Lol, a girl can dream…)
I was lucky enough to get to craft with my youngest daughter, Kelly. We each made a card in a LIVE video. If you missed it, you can catch the replay here…
One of these days, I won’t feel like such a goof in front of the camera. Luckily, Kelly is a natural. You know what they say though, “practice makes perfect.” So thanks for bearing with me while I practice.
Let’s take a closer look at the finished cards we made…
I used i-crafter’s Geometric Wreath Die Set for my card. It comes with tons of florals that I die cut from an autumn rainbow, a wreath, and the sentiment THANK YOU that I cut from gold mirror stock, as well as a solid dodecagon (12-sided polygon, and yes, I had to look that up) that I used to cut the window in my card. Taking a page from Sabrina Leavell’s book, I was inspired to back my window with acetate. It gives the florals a neat under-glass look, and it gave me a place to float my sentiment. I love how this card turned out. And I love that I was able to create it from only one die set! Isn’t it pretty?
Kelly opted to create a Halloween card. She wanted a black-on-black background, so she embossed a large floral image with clear powder onto a black card base. To spice things up a bit, she flicked on red acrylic paint, using our new Bling Palette and a damp paintbrush.
For her focal point, Kelly stamped and Copic colored a handsome little devil from All Hallow’s Eve (Brutus Monroe, retired). She cut him out with the ScanNCut, then edged and minimized the white space with a black marker. After she popped him up with foam tape, she called it done. (There was a sentiment planned, but she ran out of time and steam.) I think this card is super cute, even though she was going for a bit of horror. What do you think?
So that’s what we were up to on World Card Making Day. I had a great time, and I know Kelly had fun too. I hope you enjoyed the holiday, and were able to celebrate with friends.
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