Saturday, October 1, 2011

Happy World Card Making Day! (RRR33)

Hello friends and happy Saturday! Today is World Card Making Day, a day just for us crafty sorts. There's plenty of fun to be had in the blog and forum community today. Unity Stamps has a challenge thread at Splitcoast Stampers and I decided to play along. Really Reasonable Ribbon also has a challenge going right now to create a Halloween project that must include ribbon/trim.

Here's the list of Unity challenges I combined...

1. Embossing/Distressing

2. Make a Halloween Card

3. Make a card using this sketch...

And here's my card...

I used American Crafts cardstock for my cardbase then layered it up with a little orange. Next, I embossed my purple Core'dinations cardstock with my Tim Holtz spiderweb embossing folder. After stamping my Unity image I cut it out with my Spellbinders Square Nestabilities. The frame was colored with my FYG2 Copic marker. Since I didn't have any orange rhinestones, I colored my clear ones with YR18. I wanted to add a shadow to give the frame a 3D effect so I ran my C1 Copic marker along the inside stamp line. The edges of my square were inked with purple and black Colorbox Chalk ink before I adhered it. I added the Spooky 2x2 Cat to the center of my frame using American Crafts foam adhesive. For the top of the card, I cut a strip of black cardstock and punched the edge with my Martha Stewart Drippy Goo punch and tied some ribbon off on top of it before adhereing it to the card base. For my sentiment, I cut three of the smallest Spellbinders Pennants, inked the edges then added my letters cut using my Oatmeal font. I added some Smooch Ink to the frame and my goo to give it some sparkle.

If you're looking for more fun today, my friend Rae is having a sketch challenge on her blog and she has some fun candy up for grabs. Get the sketch and details HERE.

Operation Write Home has a blog hop going on with TONS of Christmas cards to see! You can go HERE to start the hop.