Hello! Today is World Cardmaking Day! This event was started by the now defunct Card Maker magazine as a way to promote cardmaking and stamping and as a way to jumpstart cardmaking for the holiday season. This event always occurs on the first Saturday of October. I wasn’t able to plan my own event this year, however, I am sharing a card we made in my quarterly club last week. Take some time today to make a card and send a card to spread sunshine and let someone know that you care about them and are thinking of them. To see what others are doing and see some projects that are being posted around the internet, enter hashtag #wcmd2021.
This card features products from the Blackberry Beauty and Harvest Beauty suites and is a quick and easy card to make. Here is how to make the card.
Card base – Cut piece of Blackberry Bliss cardstock at 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, score at 4 1/4″, fold and crease with a bone folder.
Cut piece of Crumb Cardstock at 4″ x 5 1/4″.
Cut three different pieces of Blackberry Beauty Designer Series Paper into 1 5/8″ x 4″ strips. Adhere to Crumb Cake piece.
Using the Harvest Dies, run the coneflower through the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine with scrap piece of Rich Razzleberry cardstock. Run the stalks through the machine with the Be Dazzling Specialty Paper. This paper is now retired, as it was one of the free Sale-A-Bration items in the promotion that has now ended. Adhere both pieces to the DSP piece with liquid glue. Trim the ends of the stems down to the edge of the bottom of the piece.
Adhere piece to card base.
Cut a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock at 1″ x 4 1/2″. Stamp greeting from the Beauty of Tomorrow stamp set with Blackberry Bliss ink. Run through die cutting machine with the long label die from the Harvest Dies. Adhere to card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Cut piece of Very Vanilla cardstock at 4″ x 5 1/4″. Stamp the bird with Blackberry Bliss ink in one of the corners of the piece and adhere to inside of card.
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Hello! Today’s card features products from the beautiful new Harvest Meadow Suite in the July-December 2021 Mini Catalog. It uses the Nature’s Harvest stamp set, Harvest Dies and Harvest Meadow Designer Series Paper. This is another one of the cards we made in my class on using blending brushes last week. It is an easy card to put together.
Here is how I made the card.
Card base – cut a piece of Calypso Coral cardstock at 4 1/4″ x 11″, score at 5 1/2″, fold and crease with a bone folder.
Cut two pieces of paper from the Harvest Meadow DSP pack. Cut the Calypso Coral piece at 2 1/2″ x 5 1/4″ and the Soft Succulent piece at 1 1/2″ x 5 1/4″ and adhere both pieces to card front.
Cut a piece of Soft Succulent cardstock at 3 3/4″ x 4 3/4″ and run through your die cutting machine with the 3rd largest Stitched Rectangle die.
Cut a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock at 3″ x 4 1/2″ and run through your die cutting machine with the 4th largest Stitched Rectangle die.
To do the blended ink background, first apply Bumblebee ink with a blending brush to the top third of the piece. Gradually build the color to the depth you like, a little bit at a time. Next, apply Calypso Coral ink, making this section more narrow than the Bumblebee section. Since Calypso Coral is the main color on the card I wanted to use it as more of an accent in the background piece. Last, apply Soft Succulent ink to the bottom third of the piece, again building up the color to the depth you like.
Stamp the coneflower image from the Nature’s Harvest stamp set on the background piece with Tuxedo Black Memento ink.
Stamp greeting on scrap piece of Very Vanilla cardstock with the Memento ink and cut out with the small label die from the Harvest Dies set.
Wrap a piece of linen thread three times around bottom portion of the blended background piece and secure on the back with a piece of tape. Adhere the greeting over the wrapped thread with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Adhere blended background piece to the Soft Succulent cardstock piece.
Adhere the entire piece to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
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