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happy world cardmaking day!

sharing a few cards to celebrate!


This simple card was for a holiday mini card swap using the Autumn Apparitions (SU) set. Instead of using my usual white - I used my black craft pad to give it a little more of a spooky look...


This is a card we did at my stamp club last week. To get the multicolored leaves on the chocolate chip paper I rolled the leaves in white pigment/craft ink. When that dried I colored over the images with markers. The white ink give the marker color a base and make the images "pop" from the paper. Such a simple and neat technique! I really how the Sanded background stamp looked with the white ink on kraft paper - so cool.


The other technique we did was toilet paper casting. That's right, the deer image is made of toilet paper! You will need to get the super cheap 1-ply stuff  - the nicer, more absorbant, puffy, quilty kind will not work. Layer about 10 sheets of your cheapy toilet paper and dip it into a bowl of water. Gently get rid of the excess water (so it's not dripping) and put it over your stamp - bold and simple images work the best. Use a towel to press the wet toilet paper onto the image and then let it dry. You could either leave the paper right on the stamp or you can use a heat tool to speed this process up. Be patient, the results are worth it!


One more card to share...


A fun card with the Simple Snowman (SU) set. I thought the birdy on his hand was just right. The snowman is colored using a dauber and white ink and the rest of the image is colored with watercolor crayons.

Make sure that you stop over to the World Card Making Day website - there are so many cards to inspire you there! Papercrafts magazine has lots of fun things and free downloads on their site as well.

Have fun!