In case you weren’t already aware, tomorrow (Oct. 1) is World Card Making Day. I don’t know the history of this “holiday,” but as a card maker, I’m glad it exists! Today also marks the kick of the World Card Making Day event over at StampNation which will be running all weekend and will include several themed challenges. Naturally, I had to take some time this morning to create a card for the first challenge in honor of the day.
For this card, I used a mixture of stamps from Stampin’ Up!® and Lawn Fawn. I started by cutting two panels at 3-7/8 x 5 1/8″. I cut one from Very Vanilla cardstock and another from Pumpkin Pie patterned paper from the Perfectly Plaid Fall paper stack. I cut the window shape in the Pumpkin Pie patterned paper using the Hearth & Home Thinlits dies. I lined up the patterned paper over the cardstock and lightly traced the outline of the window so I would know where to stamp my image.
I stamped the fall scene from the Happy Scenes stamp set (retired Stampin’ Up) using Soft Suede ink then erased the pencil marks I made for placement. I masked off the hillside area then sponged in the sky using Soft Sky ink. I removed the masking then added the grass using Old Olive ink and a blender pen. I added a very light covering over the entire grassy area first then went back and flicked in some darker color to give it some texture and to help it look a bit more like actual grass. Finally, I used the blender pen to color the leaves using Cajun Craze and Delightful Dijon, then colored the pumpkins using Pumpkin Pie.
On a separate piece of Very Vanilla cardstock, I stamped the window sill from the Happy Home stamp set (retired Stampin’ Up) and the pie from Cutie Pie by Lawn Fawn using Soft Suede ink for both. Once again, I used my blender pen to quickly color in the pie image. I used Crumb Cake for the pie pan, Cajun Craze for the crust (I scrubbed some of it off on scrap paper first to lighten the color), and some Real Red for the vent holes since I was going for an apple pie look. One I had the coloring done, I used the coordinating dies to cut out each image. I also cut another window shape from the Very Vanilla.
To assembled the panel, I adhered the patterned paper piece over the Very Vanilla panel with my colored scene. I inlaid the Very Vanilla die cut window into the opening adhering it down with some liquid glue which gave me a little bit of wiggle room time to get everything lined up properly. One that was in place, I adhered the window sill to the bottom of the window and popped up the little apple pie using some foam tape. I wrapped some brown twine left over from a past Paper Pumpkin kit around the bottom of the card then adhered the panel to an A2 top-folding card base made from Very Vanilla using foam tape.
For the inside of the card, I stamped a sentiment from the Jump for Joy stamp set by Lawn Fawn using Soft Suede ink. I also die cut a small fishtail banner cut from the Pumpkin Pie paper using the smallest die from the Basic Banners die set from Simon Says Stamp. To finish the card, I added a coat of Glossy Accents to the apple pie on the front of the card.
I’m entering this card in the following challenge:
- StampNation – World Card Making Day Challenge #1. (membership required)
- TGIF Challenges – the current theme is CASE your faves. I’m CASEing Krista who CASEd Sara. I loved the tree and leaves theme of Sara’s card and absolutely adored the colors on Krista’s card, so I incorporated as many of them as possible into my card.
- Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – the current theme is anything goes.
Until next time …