Friday, September 30, 2011

It's World Card Making Day!

Happy World Card Making Day!



I'm excited to be part of this fun day. We all share a love for this wonderful hobby, and I think it's really neat that we can celebrate together, by participating in this special blog hop! I am planning on hopping to as many blogs as possible, to see what everyone has created. I'm also hoping to make lots more cards today.

I have two Christmas cards to share with you here. For this one, I used one of my favorite Hero Arts stamps from last year. It's called Happy Holiday Trees.


I stamped the trees in Peeled Paint distress ink, then again, using a gold Paint Dabber, mixed with perfect pearl water. I added a darker green color underneath some of the branches by painting with a mix of water and forest moss distress ink. The edges were framed using the same Paint Dabber mix, and the same ink. The script in the background is also a Hero Arts stamp called, Old Letter Writing.

For this next card, I kept it very simple. This new Hero Arts stamp is called, Happy Holiday Snowman. Isn't he cute?


I colored the image with Markers and used some Christmas patterned paper for a festive look. So easy. Just add some sparkly pearls for the buttons, a gem for the pom, pom and a couple of little, twine bows, to help this cute guy hold up his happy greeting.

I'm so glad you stopped by - thank you! There are many other talented card makers participating in this event today. You can check out the list here. Have fun hopping! :)

22 comments:

ivy said...

hi barb! your 1st card is gorgeous! i really need the script BG stamp. stunning!
cute snowman card too!
have a great weekend!

Dawn said...

Happy WCMD :) Love your cards. Both are wonderful ~ your first is so elegant. And your second one is fun. Have a great day Barb.

Cathy Fong said...

Hello Barb!! HAppy WCMD ! i love both ur cards so much. the xmas tree one is so elegant and beautiful. and the snowman is so adorable! have a great weekend!

Lynn said...

Happy WCMD my dear Barb! The first card is so elegant. I love those trees...very peaceful. And the whimsical little snowman is so sweet!

Andi (RrlScrapGal) said...

Happy WCMD sweet Barb!!!! Love your holiday inspiration!!!!

Anne said...

Happy WCMD Barb! Love both of your fabulous Christmas cards today- both of them are fabulous!!

Lisa said...

Love your shimmery trees and with the simple sentiment it's a really serene card. Beautiful! And the snow man is fun and happy with the bright colors and gifts :)
Happy WCMD! I was lazy and did not participate this time around. Maybe next year:)

Deirdre said...

Happy WCMD 2011... Hope you are having a great weekend Barb.

Monika Reeck said...

Happy WCMD too Barb and cute Snow man card really fun card....hope you have a great day and hope to see you on my Blog :)

Hugs , Monika

pcm said...

Barb, those trees turned out amazing! what an elegant card.

Donna Bowman said...

CA-UTE Barb!! I love him!! I'm a sucker for snowmen. Love how you designed the card. So festive and fun. Happy WCMD!!!

GrammySue's Creations said...

Hi Barb, Love your cards--Your tree card is gorgeous and the snowman is too cute. I haven't had much time today to make cards, but have enjoyed your cards. Have a wonderful day and take care. Hugs to you.

Brenda said...

Hi Barb! Happy WCMD! Love your two very different cards! Those trees are so beautifully stamped, really like the technique you used! And I love that happy snowman on that fun patterned paper! Hugs, Brenda

Rosemary said...

great christmas cards, barb! the first one is just so elegant..

alexandra s.m. said...

I love them both, the first for its classic beauty and the second for it playfulness!!

Thanks Barb <3

Maureen Morton said...

Happy card day, Barb! these are both so great - and and your are getting a head start on the holidays. Love the classic look with the softness (great inking), but who wouldn't love that dear Santa?! Too, too cute! Great job!

Tiffany said...

Your first card is so pretty and really captures the essence of a winter holiday! Love the charming and fun snowman on your 2nd card, looks like you had lots of fun on WCMD!

mimijudy1975 said...

Barb,you made two sweet Christmas cards. Thank you so much for letting us know the colors you used on the trees.It look elegant and peaceful.
I love the snowman, Thought I could pass on buying another snowman,but not after seeing how cute he is .This card is adorable.

Elizabeth Allan said...

Barb I always love your diversity... from elegant to whimsical... you can do it all!

Suzanne C said...

Love those trees and your wintery scene is peaceful! oh such a happy snowman card!

sheila said...

wow! what a range of cards! Love the elegance of the winter trees and the fun whimsy of the snowman!

CanadianScraps43 said...

Wow your cards are amazing, but my fav is that first one. Talk about elegant and formal. So love it and the snowman is so fun and cheerful. Sure to be keepers I am certain.