WORLD CARD MAKING DAY
Happy World Cardmaking Day! I’m helping Simon Says Stamp to celebrate and representing Scotland! You can find the blog post on the Simon blog here where you will find more inspiration using this lovely Ornate Ornaments set. I’ve linked all supplies at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links used.
World Card Making Day was created in 2006, and the original purpose was to kick-start the holiday card making season. Have you started your holiday cards yet? A few have been creeping in here as I use seasonal products but I’ve not yet had the big push to get things really rolling yet!
Scotland is synonymous with a range of things from haggis to highland cows to shortbread and of course tartan and for cardmaking, a nice tartan is a great way to include a hint of Scotland in your crafting. I’ve used tartan before on a few cards, the more traditional red and black version, but I prefer some of the other colourways. So for today I broke out my watercolours and took inspiration from the heathery hills and green fields for a more subtle tartan. I created the purple by mixing Quinacridone Rose and Ultramarine Blue, and for the green, I mixed Undersea Green with Quinacridone Gold. I used flat brushes, one thin and one thicker to paint diagonal stripes across a panel of Arches cold pressed watercolour card. When dry I used a fine brush, and it appears a wobbly hand to paint lines of white gouache over the top. Perhaps too much coffee that day?
I mounted the finished background on an Ivory card base and then turned to the Ornate Ornaments set. I stamped one of the bauble images twice on Arches hot pressed watercolour card with clear embossing ink and embossed with Platinum embossing powder. I then used the same watercolour mixes to paint in a few of the circles. I die cut the baubles and added them to a panel of Ivory card die cut with a Stitched Banner die and heat embossed with a sentiment from the Ornate Ornaments set. I felt a little holly was in order and used the Winter Flowers set and matching dies to stamp, heat emboss, watercolour and die cut a few holly leaves to adorn the ornaments. Finally came the fun part of accenting the ornaments. I went to town with Glossy Accents, sequins and Nuvo droplets in Bottle Green and Pale Periwinkle.
I hope you can get crafty this weekend in celebration of World Cardmaking Day! If you pop over to Simon’s blog and link up what you are making you will be entered for a prize draw – one winner will get a $100 Simon Says Stamp gift card and one winner will get a subscription to Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine :)
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 genuinely 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