If you're passionate about card making, then you surely know what special day is celebrated today - World Card Making Day! I must admit that amidst the hustle and bustle of everyday things, I almost forgot it's today.
Luckily enough, I'm having a "day off" (which means that daddy took the wee one out so that I can have a crafty break! Yes, I do have an awesome hubby :))
I'm celebrating today with a whole lot of posts, this one being the first. In a couple of hours a new Waltzingmouse sketch is coming, as well as The Craft's Meow blog hop, and later on a brand new monthly SFYTT, AND Sketchbook Saturday! Woo-hoo!
I'm going to burn the keyboard by typing all of today's posts... ^^
Let's get on with it, crafty folk!!
I decided to do two things today, in more of a personal approach to this occasion. I thought about the two sides of my passion - how I like to pull out my favourite supplies and put them together just the way I like it, but also how I like to challenge myself every now and then.
I did both.
Firstly, the 'challenge' part. You know that I'm not big on techniques.
There is one that I like a lot, a cracked glass technique, that I decided to revisit. I might have used it once or twice in the past, and it always left me impressed with the results.
I also challenged myself to use it on a clean & simple card - do you agree that the antiqued look comes much harder on CAS?
Here's what I did...
Supplies: cardstock: PTI (Fine Linen), white; stamps: Flourishes (Moments In Time), Glitz Design (Distressing); ink: Distress Ink (Frayed Burlap, Pumice Stone), Memento (Tuxedo Black); VersaMark; UTEE (Ultra Thick Embossing Powder); Nestabilities Circles
I used a background stamp from Glitz Design, to create the speckles on card, and after embossing the clock with a couple of layers of UTEE, I cracked it in a few places and sponged with Distress Ink to fill in the crevices.
I'm playing with CFC#22 - Feeling Loopy, and the sketch comes from DS21 (turned on the side and modified slightly)
For the 'go wild with your supplies' part, I pulled out the remaining SOG image from the batch that I downloaded the other day, and played with my sweet layers :)
Supplies: cardstock: SU! (River Rock), cream, white, DCWV (grey), turquoise; paper: Cosmo Cricket Material Girl); stamp: Some Odd Girl (digi); ink: Versa Color (Sky Gray); Copics; Nestabilities Labels 10; Die-Namics Notebook Edge die; butterflies: Collections; alpha stickers: Fynmark; baker's twine; button: Basic Grey
This card is a loose CASE of Margie Cortina's card, that you can find here in the TPE118 challenge post.
I'll see you around, let's get inky!!