Hello there, SCT readers, and happy World Card Making Day! We love the creativity and techniques that go into creating beautiful cards, and even better, we send them out to brighten someone else’s day! That’s definitely something to celebrate!

Today we have five different projects, challenges, and giveaways to help you get creative with your cards:

10am: A Color Challenge with Cathy Zielske

12pm: A Patterned Paper Challenge with Latisha Yoast

2pm: A “One Stamp, Three Ways” Challenge with Guest Jenn Shurkus

4pm: An “Inspired By” Challenge with Susan R. Opel

6pm: A Sketch Challenge with Mindy Eggen

Let’s start off this day with Cathy Zielske, who is here to inspire you with some colour! 



Supplies | Paint: Mijello Mission Gold Watercolor Palette; Cardstock: Neenah; Watercolor Paper: Ranger, Inc. | Paint brushes: Ranger, Inc.; Wafer die: Simon Says Stamp

Hello, SCT friends, and happy World Card Making Day to you! Today I have a color challenge for you and specifically, a challenge to use an analogous color scheme on your next card project. Analogous colors are colors that sit next to each other on the color wheel. 


 What makes them fun to work with is that you can choose either the cool side of the color wheel or the warm side, depending on the mood you are trying to create, and because the colors work in a logical, rainbow progression, they are more likely to create a harmonious feel.


 Not only was my card inspired by the warm side of the wheel, but it was also inspired by Canadian mixed media artist Catherine Côté of CeeCee’s Creations. She has a fantastic YouTube channel and after I watched this video, I was inspired to create my card panel using watercolors and her simple technique. All you do is draw lines with a pencil and paint. Using analogous colors and alternating them created a bold and beautiful card panel. This technique is really fun to try, and before you know it, you’ll have all sorts of lovely painted panels for cards!

 Here is my color challenge palette for you to use as a jumping-off point today:


 I hope you carve out some creative time today to celebrate World Card Making Day and create a warm, analogous color scheme for your next card. Enjoy!


To start off your day in a creative way, take up Cathy’s challenge, and create with her warm, analogous colour scheme! Follow the guidelines below to submit your project and you’ll be entered to win this:


Capture the splendour of the season in our newest SCT Delivered Kit, Autumn Afternoon! The rich hues and patterns of autumn are reflected in seasonal papers, accents, and embellishments that showcase the textures of fall, and our exclusive 4×6 stamp set and wood titles will help add a unique touch to all your projects. It’s the perfect kit to help you create beautiful greeting cards this season!

Challenge Guidelines:

  1. Create a layout or card based on this colour challenge;
  2. Submit an image to us (must be under 2mb!) at ideas@scrapbookandcards.com.
  3. Put “WCMD 2020 Colour Challenge” in your reference line;
  4. Submit your entry by Wednesday, October 14, 2020, at midnight ET. Winners will be announced here on the blog on the 24th of October.

We’re excited to receive your colourful submissions! Be sure to join us again at noon!