Saturday, October 1, 2011

World Card Making Day!

My husband laughed at me when I told him it was World Card Making Day and told me to go make a card....so thats what I'm doing! There are lots of challenges and fun to be had online today! To start today's festivities how about joining us in this months Stampendous Challenge...Clean and Simple (CAS) Holiday cards! 

I pulled out one of the new Jumbo Clings Holly Holidays to work with. I had so many ideas that I ended up making two cards. For this first card, I inked the holly image up with Shabby Shutters and Peeled Paint Distress Inks, spritzed them with water and then stamped on the off-white cardstock. The result is a gorgeous watercolor effect. I cut the holly paper out with my Kreaxions Circle Cutter. Next I cut a larger circle out, distressed both edges. To create the card base, I cut two more larger circles out with the Circle Cutter.  I stamped Old World Greetings on kraft paper and adhered it to the card. I hand cut two holly leaves and added them to the card with some velvet dots from the Class A Peel Jumbo Stockings


This next card is a completely different look using the Jumbo Holly Holidays. I stamped the holly leaves in Versamark and embossed with Clear Embossing Powder. Next I added Shabby Shutters and Peeled Paint Distress Inks and spritzed with water. I stamped Scrolled Season in Versamark on vellum and embossed with Moonstone Pearlustre. I layered the vellum over the card and added a twill bow for embellishment. 

Here is a closeup of the card under the vellum. I love that Distress Ink technique! 


I hope you'll join us this month for the CAS Holiday Challenge! There is a fabulous prize to be won by one lucky stamper...a Jumbo Cling Sparkle Set! The challenge goes until Nov 3rd, 2011. 






11 comments:

Melinda Gleissner said...

These are fabulous, so elegant and classy!

Lindsey said...

Both these cards are amazing, but that second card with the vellum overlay is stunning!

Wendy said...

WOWZA's!!! These are awesome Wendy!!! Happy World Card Making Day!!!

Wendy said...

WOWZA's!!! These are awesome Wendy!!! Happy World Card Making Day!!!

Laura Davis said...

Stunning work!
hugs
Laura

Lynn Mercurio said...

Amazing as always, Wendy. Love your little paper holly leaves!

Andrea Amu said...

These are simple, classy and stunning! I love the water color effect!

Suzanne C said...

Two gorgeous and elegant cards!

Tiffany said...

That silver embossing on the sentiment is so beautiful, wonderful elegant holiday cards!

Pam Hornschu said...

That ink technique is cool and simple! Love the card with the vellum overlay, and your circle card for it's unique shape!

StampendousGraphics said...

These are both so beautiful, Wendy. We certainly couldn't choose between them! I think you'd better make a dozen of each for Christmas!! Thanks for making such a terrific sample!