Welcome to our World Card Making Day Blog Hop using current Stampin' Up!® Products. This is such a fantastic way to celebrate this event with lots of amazing inspiration for you. You are currently visiting my blog, Nancy's Nifty Notes in Scottsdale, Arizona, USA and you will be visiting lots of different places in your hop today. There is a list at the end of the page which will help you to move along from blog to blog so you see 20 amazing projects in all..
I was thinking about World Card Making Day and how it's intended to get us to reach out to others via handmade cards. I do a good job of sending birthday cards to friends and family, and have a reasonable track record when it comes to sympathy, get well, and special occasion cards. What I'm far less likely to do is reach out with a card "just because." So I decided that I'd make a "miss you" card for a friend I haven't talked to in several months.
I also decided to break out the Live, Love Grow stamp set that's been sitting on my shelf for a while, but hadn't seen any ink until now. On a scrap of Whisper White card stock I stamped the base of the terrarium in Basic Black Archival Ink, followed by the pebble layer, and the cloche (bell) top. Then I added the plants, first stamping the outline full-strength , then the solid leaves stamped-off one time. The colors I used are (left to right): Emerald Envy, Old Olive, Always Artichoke and Cucumber Crush. Normally I would never dream of putting these colors together in one image, but as I look out my window at the desert landscape that's exactly what I see!
I also stamped the sentiment and the ball handle of the cloche on the scrap. The cloche was hand cut with my paper snips. The handle was punched with the ¼" handheld punch, and the sentiment was cut with a die from the Bunch of Banners Framelits. I cut a second one out of Smoky Slate, and snipped it in half lengthwise to layer below the sentiment.
The handle and base layer were colored in with my Smoky Slate Stampin' Write Marker, and then adhered to a Whisper White panel. That was layered on Smoky Slate before being attached to a Whisper White Note Card.
I like this card because it's clean and simple with a lot of visual interest. I think my friend will enjoy receiving it next week. Who are you sending a card to today?
I hope you'll spend some time today hopping around the rest of the participants' blogs...just click on the names in the list below for lots of inspiration on World Card Making Day!
Stop in to this free open house and make cards to donate to Banner Thunderbird Hospital's Pediatric Department. The nurses use these cards for kids in the hospital on their birthdays and to reach out to patients' families...help get them stocked up with handmade cards for the year.
Saturday, October 1
1:00 - 4:00 pm (come when you can, leave when you must)
Nancy's Craft Room in Scottsdale
RSVP requested but not required.
I've been paper-crafting since 2006, and an Independent Stampin' Up! demonstrator since 2010. I love sharing my craft with others, either through classes or by creating special cards and gifts that meet their needs. Join me in creating fun!