Today’s post is part of a blog event hosted by Simon Says Stamp to celebrate World Cardmaking Day. There’s more information on the event below, which includes cardmaking inspiration from 19 different countries around the world! I’ve linked all supplies at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links used.
Although I’m originally from England, I’m representing Scotland today as I have lived here for over 15 years. One of the main winter holidays in Scotland is Hogmanay (New Year), we get an extra days holiday, and the celebrations are steeped in history one of which is “first footing”. I found some information here.
“First footing” (that is, the “first foot” in the house after midnight) is still common in Scotland. To ensure good luck for the house, the first foot should be male, dark (believed to be a throwback to the Viking days when blond strangers arriving on your doorstep meant trouble) and should bring symbolic coal, shortbread, salt, black bun and whisky. These days, however, whisky and perhaps shortbread are the only items still prevalent.”
One of my neighbours met her husband when he first footed her!
Also prevalent when you think of Scotland are plaid and tartan patterns and so for my World Cardmaking Day project, I wanted to incorporate the two aspects – New Years celebrations and plaid..
I watercoloured a hot pink and purple plaid using Daniel Smith Rose of Ultramarine and Quinacridone Pink. This watercolour pattern is easy to create using a wide and a narrower flat brush. Just make sure each layer is dry before painting the next. For contrast, I added Finetec moon gold stripes and then when dry I die cut the watercolour piece with a Wonky Rectangle and foam mounted it on a white side folding card base.
I die cut the date using the Big Numbers dies and DCWV gold glitter card and paired them with a sentiment from Happy Christmas white heat embossed on black card. To give the party vibe, I added a sprinkling of Crystal Reflections and Metallic Gold sequins as well as Rhubarb Crumble Nuvo Crystal Drops.
WORLD CARDMAKING DAY WITH SIMON SAYS STAMP
As mentioned above, today’s post is part of a blog event to celebrate World Cardmaking Day. You can find out all the details on the Simon Says Stamp blog. The fun part for you is that you can link up a Christmas/holiday card in an InLinkz, and random winners will be chosen to win one of ten $50 gift cards to the Simon store as well as a subscription to Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine.
- Australia 🇦🇺 – Gayatri Murali
- Belgium 🇧🇪 – Laura Sterckx
- Canada 🇨🇦 – Sarah Moerman
- China 🇨🇳 – Scarlet Liu
- Colombia 🇨🇴 – Bibi Cameron
- England 🇬🇧 – Jo Nevill
- Germany 🇩🇪 – Maria Fischer
- Greece 🇬🇷 – Vicky Papaioannou
- Italy 🇮🇹 – Barbara Schiassi
- Malta 🇲🇹- Lorraine Aquilina
- Poland 🇵🇱 – Marzena Ziuziakowska
- Russia 🇷🇺- Svetlana Pavlova
- Scotland 😔(no flag emoji for Scotland) – Debby Hughes
- South Africa 🇿🇦 – Anna-Karin Evaldsson
- South Korea 🇰🇷- Marge Yoon
- Spain 🇪🇸 – Amanda Korotkova
- Switzerland 🇨🇭 – Isha Gupta
- Ukraine 🇺🇦 – Svitlana Shayevich
- USA 🇺🇸 – Barb Engler
You can find links to the supplies I’ve used below; click on the picture or shop icon to get taken directly to the product. Where available I use compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. You can read my affiliate and product disclosure here. I truly appreciate your support.
Summary of the project which gives all the views of the card in one photo :D I’d love if you pinned and called by on Pinterest :D