To all of those that have followed us today, thank you! If you're just joining us now, be sure to start at the beginning of this day right here at 8:00 am! To our team and contributors today, your inspiring cards are stunning and your tips and techniques so helpful! And of course to all the SCTv partners that joined us offering some truly amazing prizes, we thank you too!
We love celebrating card makers all over the world and we've enjoyed sharing this day with you. But we're not quite done yet friends! In our final hour we have design team members Lisa Dickinson, Melissa Phillips and Marla Kress here along with our friends from Your Next Stamp and a fabulous grand prize from Stampin' Up! Let's go!
"Hello SCT readers! As a thank you for joining us today I have created this card using mostly embellishments and a little watercolor paint. I don’t know about you but I sometimes go crazy with the patterned paper when it comes to card making and I’m learning that it is not always necessary. Step back for a minute and take a look at your embellishments. Look at the story they can tell. I started with the house and then circle punched a sky. I added some rub-ons and gold star stickers for interest. Because I used white for the base, I could control the color added with red watercolor paint. When it comes to card making, there are no rules! Thank you for stopping by!" ~ Marla Kress
TIP: Make your card sentiment stand out from busy patterned papers by using dimensional adhesive. Even the thin foam squares like I’ve used here give a slight shadow to your letters! ~ Lisa Dickinson
"I couldn’t let this fun day of card-making pass without saying “Thank You”! And, since it’s a glorious autumn day here in Southern Nevada and the fall colors are out each window and all around, I chose to use the darling Autumn collection from Carta Bella Paper Co. It’s one that you’ll love forever and ever and use every scrap of until it’s gone :). Thanks so much for joining in today!" ~ Melissa Phillips
8:00 pm special guest – Your Next Stamp
"My thank you card is a quick and easy A2 card design featuring the adorable Perk Up stamp and die set. I watercolored the latte machine using Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. I used the YNS Stitched Rectangle die for the background and popped it up using some foam dots to give the card some dimension. I love using black on my cards along with pops of color and the YNS stripe-tastic circle die is perfect for holding little colorful extras like hearts and flowers. I finished my card off with some Sparkly YNS Gumdrops! Your Next Stamp would also love to offer a prize package to celebrate this day!" ~ Karen Dedman, owner of Your Next Stamp
GRAND PRIZE to celebrate this amazing day!
We very much love our friends at Stampin' Up! and when we told them we were celebrating World Card Making Day, they were only to happy to offer today's grand prize a BIG SHOT! Look at this…
“SCT readers say hello to your crafty friend—the Big Shot. It’s a manual multipurpose die-cutting system that you can use to quickly and easily create die-cut or embossed shapes, envelopes, tags, and 3D items.” ~ Stampin' Up!
WOW! What a way to finish this amazing day! For an opportunity to win this hour's prizes, be sure to leave a comment below by October 8th! A winner will be randomly selected and all of today's winners will be announced on Monday, October 10th!
And that SCT friends is a wrap! We hope you've had an inspiring day and enjoyed hanging out with us. Today several members of the team are at Crop & Create Cornwall and we've been celebrating all day too! If you're new our blog, we hope you'll continue to visit!
~ Catherine Tachdjian, publisher, SCT magazine