It is true that there are some days when I do need an excuse to get out all the crafty supplies and make cards. But today was World Card Making Day, so who needed a reason other than that? It also happens to be Thanksgiving up here in Canada, so I thought I would make some cards for my daughters and husband to remind them just how thankful I am to have them!
It’s been a while since I had my Copics out, so I thought this would be a fun chance to do a bit of colouring. And since it is also the third anniversary weekend of one of my favourite stamping companies – Kraftin’ Kimmie – I thought I would join them om some of their fun challenges.
The challenge I tackled was to make a girly card – because with two little gals around my house, we never have enough girlie cards!
This is one of my favourite stamps because it reminds my of my oldest…a little cutie who loves to hunt for puddles! I teamed it up with the cute DCWV Sweet Blossom stack, and some pretty ribbon from May Arts!
My favourite detail on this card happens to be the little 3D bow in her hair. I simply stamped the bow an extra time, fussy cut it, coloured it up and glued it in place – just in the middle of the bow so I could turn up the ends. It’s a fun effect – just remember to colour the bow underneath as well as you will be able to see it.
The next challenge was just to use a favourite KK stamp. A couple of months ago, I purchased the Peter Pan character with my hubby in mind. I haven’t had a chance to use it yet, so I thought this would be a perfect chance!
I wanted to make it look like Peter was actually suspended up off of the card, so I decided to stamp Tinkerbell on the background, add some shading behind Peter, and then just use foam dots in a few spots to adhere Peter onto the card. It wouldn’t be the best card to send in the mail with lots of edges to catch, but it’s a great effect for a hand delivered card.
Finally, I decided to take on Challenge #5 – Circle cards! I’m not sure I have ever made a circle card, so this one was a fun challenge indeed!
This is my favourite stamp to colour because I love the challenge of trying to make those curls pop right off the page. Golidlocks turns out differently each time I colour her, and I just love how this stamp reminds me of my very snuggly youngest daughter! Since the challenge was about circle cards, I decided to use my trusty circle and hole punches to embellish the edge of this card. It’s easy, and you can play around with placement to get a playful and unique look each time. I really need to try circle cards more often!
Well – Happy World Card making Day to you all, and a very Happy Thanksgiving to all of my fellow Canucks! Thanks for stopping by – I am off to fill in each of these cards!