Saturday was World Cardmaking Day, which gave me an excuse to do something that I LOVE to do! Make cards! Afterall, when there are chores to do - you CAN look at your hubby and say - "I'm sorry hon- it's World Cardmaking Day. I HAVE to make cards today. It only comes once a year!" He rolled his eyes -- but at least he gave me some time in my "mom cave!"
This first card was actually the Featured Stamper challenge! We were to be inspired by Sherry Campbell. HERE is a look at the card that inspired the creation below. I loved her layout!
This card is pretty self explanatory! All images are Gina K. Designs. The paper is Miss Elizabeths and the rhinestones are from Kaiser (can be found in the Flourishes store!)
This card was an "inspired by" creation and you can click HERE to see the inspiration piece! We were supposed to create a card that looked like the Coldwater Creek catalog! I used an evergreen stamp in the background with White Staz-On ink. The leaves are from a Stampendous clear set called Summer Leaves and the sentiment is from the Flourishes set called Thank You. Add a few gold nail heads, some black ribbon and mat it all up and you're done!
The last card was done using Flourishes Forest of Trees set and was done for one of the TREE-mendous challenges at Splitcoast! I stamped it in a Sepia Brown ink and then went over the leaves with different rustic shades of Shimmerz paints. The paper is from Memory Box and can be found in the Flourishes store. Add a fancy corner, some stitching, faux pearls and some sheer ribbon and you're done!
So that's it my friends! That's how I spent my World Cardmaking Day! It's was fun. My stamp room is still a mess by the way!! ;-)
p.s. If you are looking for some fun holiday inspiration - be sure to check out the Flourishes Forum at SCS tonight! Faith Hofrichter is having her Tuesday favorite - Chat with a Designer. Well, being the night before the Flourishes release. I am told there are going to be some sneak peaks! You might not want to miss it!!