Saturday, October 5, 2013
World CardMaking Day 2013 / My First Halloween Card of the Season
Hey y'all, Happy Saturday! I hope your having a Great weekend. Did you know today is World CardMaking Day? How fabulous is it that there's a whole day dedicated to CardMaking!?! I had a few scraps lying out after making a project earlier and decided to see what I could come up with. I'm pretty excited with the results-
What do you think? I just realized that my "random" stamping of the splatter doesn't really look all that random. AUGH!!! That's why I don't like random stamping. They are at least turned in all sort of different angles but somehow they ended up being in 3 rows across and down. *SMH* Oh well, I still like it. I used Summer Starfruit for the base and it's 3 1/4 x 3 1/4. I colored the sentiment from Tags 4 You with my Stampin' Write Markers and then punched it out with the coordinating Bracket Label Punch. I love this new stamp set and the fact that I got it for FREE at convention makes me like it even more. :) I used a couple of Dimensionals to attach it to the card base. The splatters are from the new PhotoPolymer set Bite Me (Love that name) and the DSP is our new Halloween set called Witches Brew. I was going for a Clean and Simple card and believe it or not, for me this fits the bill.
Here's a look at the inside-
These 2 stamps are from our New Halloween Set called Halloween Hello. It has lots of cute images and is just FUN.
Did you notice the Chevrons going down the side of my card? They are all the rage now and I had my new Chevron punch sitting out and it just wanted some attention so I decided to have a little fun with it. I used it to punch some chevrons out of a scrap piece of DSP. I thought it would make a cute addition. What do you think? Now many of you know I'm a little OCD when it comes to my paper crafting, hence the name of the blog. Now, I have to tell you that if I had tried to just stick those little pieces onto my card front it would have made me nuts trying to get them just right. But I have a TIP for you- Take the piece you punched your little chevrons from and line it up on your cardstock like so-
Then all you have to do is apply your adhesive, Tombow for me, and then place them in the punched out areas. Perfect alignment every time! Then you just lift your guide away and Aha! Perfect and no muss, no fuss, no anxiety. Love It! Here's another look-
Well, that's all I have for you tonight. I hope you like it and I hope it inspires you to try something new. Did you know that SU is having a contest for World CardMaking Day? There's still time to play along. You can email your card made with SU products to firstname.lastname@example.org or you can upload it to Instagram with the following -Mention SU by typing @stampinup and use the hashtag #wcmd2013 in the description. They're giving away lots of prizes, so come on and get your card making supplies out and join in the fun. As always if you have questions about today's card or any of my others, make sure to leave me comment below and I'll be sure to get back to you.
Thanks so much for taking time out of your busy day to visit my little corner of the world. you are very appreciated! Till Next Time-
Remember- Life is often more about the storms than the peace they seek to overwhelm. It's not about Waiting for the storms to pass, but Learning to Dance in the rain.