Friday, October 5, 2012

Happy World Card Making Day!

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Happy World Card Making Day! Isn’t it fun when — no matter where you live — you can join others to make heart felt creations and honor a craft we all love? Well, that’s what World Card Making Day is all about and this year, Flourishes is helping to get those creative juices flowing by ushering in a fun-filled challenge. The winner will get a fabulous goody bag full of papers, goodies and Flourishes Think Pink stamp set! So.... how do you win? Just play along in the....


HOW TO PLAY: Join us this World Card Making Day for a little sensory overload when creating! We want you to tap those brain cells and think about how you could use all five senses to make a creation. Use vibrant color to be a "sight" for the eyes. Use something sweet to eat (food images or embellishments) to pique that sense of smell and taste. Use texture to satisfy that sense of touch or use something noisy - die cut machine, punches, eyelets, embossing to use your sense of hearing in the process. Link up your creation over on the Flourishes blog using the Inlinkz widget and you'll be in the running to win a fun-filled goody bag full of stamp sets, and goodies! If you upload to SCS, please use the keyword FLLCWCMD12. So, use your senses and get those fingers inky. We can't wait to see what you create! You have until Tuesday, October  9th at 6PM to enter.

On to my creation!

So.. for my sweet image (taste) -- I chose Flourishes Apple of My Eye set - and it's also sweet smelling too with those apple blossoms (scent)! I stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and then colored it up (sight) with my Copic markers (see below for the collections that I used.) I added a little paper piercing, a Classic Tag die for my sentiment (hearing), some twill ribbon tied with some ivory jute and.. ta da! The green paper is a part of the 123 Create Kit called Delightful. The red paper was just some from my scrap bin. And... that's almost it. As you can see by the photo below, I did add some Crystal Effects to the apple to make it all shine -- (texture-- a.k.a. touch).

And, here's a close up of my tag. I just love the wood grain paper that is a part of the My Mind's Eye collection.

So, I got all five senses and had fun trying to find ways to make this challenge work! :-)  Need a little inspiration? Be sure to check out the creations of these fine Flourishes designers!
We can't see what you create on this World Card Making Day - what a fun day knowing you're getting creative with folks all around the globe! Happy Stamping and Happy WCMD!


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Glenda said...

This is quite lovely! Your coloring of the apples is perfect! I stayed away from this stamp because those apples scared me but you have handled them so well. Gorgeous!

Diane said...

Such a pretty and vibrant card...those apples look so crisp and I think I can smell them (well I agree, your coloring is tops!!

Marlena M. said...

Oh, I love the colors and SHINE here~beautiful work Julie.

Donna Ellis said...

how dainty and sweet! love the colors and stitching, with the other elements.

dpkennedy said...

I love the shiny apples! Very sweet card :)

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Yummy goodness Julie. Wow.... This makes me hungry. ha!