Saturday, October 2, 2010

World Card Making Day!



Isn't it so cool that we card makers have our very own special day?! I love it! It's a celebration and it's also a wonderful excuse to use, for not cleaning my house today! Yay! (hee, hee!) :)

So far, I've made two cards for the occasion. Both use the same stamp and both are also for the Hero Arts October challenge, which is Holiday cards.

I bought this little woodblock Christmas tree, thinking I'd enjoy using it. Well, now I can't seem to put it down! It's from Hero Arts and it's called Branch and Flourish Tree. I love pink, green and blue so I wanted to use all three on this first card. The papers are from a Webster's Pages pack and the snowflakes are from Hero Arts. They started out white and I inked them up with a mix of distress inks and perfect pearls.



For my second card today, I used another favorite color combo that I love to use for Christmas. I think the burgundy and darker green colors are so classy looking for the season.



I've never made an inchie/grid design and thought it would be fun to try. Both papers are again from a Webster's Pages pack. Love the ones they came out with for Christmas! I used Stickles for the red dots and the sentiment is from Hero Arts.

I hope you all have time to make some cards today! Hero Arts has a wonderful challenge going on all weekend to celebrate! Make sure and stop by their blog for all the details! You can win some Hero Arts stamps. . . .nothin' better than that! :)

23 comments:

Deirdre said...

Barb, these are just STUNNING - love them. Happy WCMD to you from across the ocean.

Lin said...

I'm loving this special stamp - it is wonderful used against the music paper, and the colors are delicious!

CinnamonSally said...

Wow I love your cards Barb, especially the second one. The tree looks great with the musical background. Happy WCMD to you.
Hugs
Sallyx

Isha said...

Gorgeous cards Barb. Love the second one so very much. Great details.

Heather Maria said...

Happy WCMD, Barb! Yes I'm with you - it's a great excuse not to clean the house today! Your two Christmas cards are gorgeous!

Dawn said...

Love both of these Barb... I didn't get to make any cards on WCMD but made a pile of alcohol and ink backgrounds.... the Mojo wasn't working...

Tiffany said...

Really gorgeous cards, and great enabling on this tree, I almost got it then decided not to, now I HAVE to! ;)

Rosemary said...

fantastic Christmas cards, barb! love the 2nd one with the grid pattern... too cool!

GrammySue's Creations said...

Hi Barb, these Christmas cards are beautiful--love them. Love the inchie Christmas card and your designs are wonderful. Happy world card making day. I took a card class today and made 3 cards.

Suzanne C said...

Fabulous use of the stamp. I picked it up this morning and nothing and come here and two great inspirational pieces. Beautiful cards.

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Barb, your Christmas cards are so elegant & classy. Happy WCMD! :)

ivy said...

that is such a pretty tree! lovely card! happy WCMD! i finally got some cards done!

Anne said...

Happy WCD to you Barb- LOVE your fun Christmas cards here- really love the inchie card!

CanadianScraps43 said...

Happy WCD to you my sweet friend. I so love the ones that you made here. I do love them both but the second is my favourite because I love those colours so much. When I do make traditional cards I seem to go with deep richer colours too! I love those papers and the grid was an amazing technique. Now you got me wanting to try it! Your cards are beautiful and very elegant. TFS. Hugs

alexandra s.m. said...

Your cards are so elegant Barb!
TFS!!

Simone said...

Wow these are so gorgeous Barb! Love that tree and the inchies! :)

Kathy Wade (krolski) said...

Both of your cards are gorgeous Barb. I really like the tiled background of the 2nd card and I love teh colors on the 1st card! You're making me want that treet stamp! :) Thanks for your sweet comments about the wedding photos on my blog.

Kathy said...

Wow these are so elegant Barb..I bet your friend will get one of these. Hugs,kathy

Joy said...

Love your beautiful Christmas cards Barb..super gorgeous!

78thistles said...

Beautiful cards today Barb! I haven't been checking (or updating) blogs for awhile but hope to get back to it soon.
Thank you for the nice commment on my blog this morning. That card did take me forever and I'm not doing another one like it anytime soon ;-)

Ayana Posadas said...

Wow, great cards, Barb! They are both gorgeous! So perfect for the upcoming holidays!

Sue said...

Hello Barb
I happened on your blog as you always comment on Dawns world. I am new to blogging and slowly getting the hang of it. I loved your cards, and I really enjoyed your reading your posts. I will become number 61 follower.
Smiles :)

Sanne said...

Clever design Barb - lovely christmas card