Tuesday, October 7, 2008

More WCMD Cards!

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!! ;-)

Until tomorrow!

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!!

11 comments:

Elena said...

Very beautiful cards! the first card is so charming and elegant at the same time! Love the ribbon! Love Gina's stamps! Second card is gorgeous. Love how you created a background with the white ink! And leaves colors are so nice! Love fall! I think fall is like an artist! So many colors! And your last card really amazing! Shimmerz paint look fabulous!

Theresa said...

Gorgeous cards1 I love the rich colors. When I told my DH that I was making cards for WCD, he responded, "It really is a holiday that should be spent with family."

Joan Fricker said...

Your cards are just beautiful. I love the colors and your designs are just stunning. Great job

Joan

Hope said...

wow beautiful cards as alway, Julie! Hope everything is going well for you.

Janine said...

Julie beautiful cards... Hope all is well with you and that you enjoying your week. Sorry I haven'ty emailed lately... I will...

Terrie B x said...

These are `Gorgeous` Julie:~X~

Tanya said...

I think they all turned out so pretty! Looks like you had lots of fun! :)

"Kirby" (KrB) said...

Love all three cards, Julie. I have the set from Gina K so will have to get that one out again. Great contribution to World CM Day. Thanks for the inspiration.

Diane said...

Stunning cards Julie!!! We should have WCMD every month,don't you agree!!!

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

I absolutgely LOVE the simplicity of all three of these cards -- just so classy and pretty!!! Great work!!!

Shirley said...

Boy, you really have been busy. Love all three of these cards. The first one has such a gorgeous BG and the shoes 'match'. The second one is so lovely Fall, and the third is truly a gorgeous mixture of wonderful fall colors!.