Hello, my crafty friends, and welcome back to Weekly Scrapper! In honor of all the very talented card makers out there, I thought it would be fun to stretch World Card Making Day over the entire weekend instead of limiting it to just one day. The party started Friday with our “Freebie Friday” post, so if you haven’t yet entered to win that great prize of cardmaking supplies, make sure to visit our post from Friday HERE. And today we are going to feature more cards on today’s post, so I hope you enjoy the inspiration from several of your favorite designers!
First up we have a gorgeous card designed by Elina who hosts one of my go-to blogs, Elina’s Arts And Crafts. I highly recommend stopping by for a visit any time you’re in need of some serious inspiration. The technique she used for the background is one of my favorites, it’s amazing the gorgeous backgrounds you can create using nothing but distress inks, a few splashes of tap water, and a blending tool. What’s not to love?
This technique is very showy and is easier than it looks, I hope you’ve been inspired to break out those distress inks that you’ve been collecting and create some magic. For complete details, click here and I will lead the way over to Elina’s blog so you can follow along step-by-step.
This little beauty designed by Lin is sure to brighten anyone’s day. I can’t think of a better way to start the day – don’t you love it when you open your mailbox to find a handmade card? The different shades of aqua and green along with the perfect layering and design instantly made me smile.
If you’d like a full list of supplies that Lin used on this card, click here and I’d be happy to take you over for a visit.
It was love at first sight for me when I discovered this artsy watercolored piece, along with its terrific tutorial. If you share a love of watercolor like I do, this is one video tutorial that you do not want to miss. Ingrid really has taken all the guesswork out of achieving watercolor perfection. You’re going to love it!
Be sure to check out Ingrid’s blog if you haven’t already. She’s an amazing designer and you are going to be in awe of her attention to detail. Hugs to Ingrid for sharing yet another technique using our ever growing collection of distress inks.
I know I’ve said it before but Christmas doesn’t have to be red and green, as shown by Shirley with these adorable holiday cards. The holidays can be pretty hectic so I was truly inspired by how Shirley created one large ‘non-traditional’ background and then cut it down to create several totally different cards. By using the same background you can crank out several beautiful cards in no time. With the holidays fast approaching, this technique really speaks to me! If we plan our course of attack early enough, this can be the year that everyone receives one of our handmade cards.
I hope you’ve been inspired to step away from the traditional colors of Christmas and add a little color to your holiday! Thanks, Shirley, for being such an inspiration to your fellow paper crafters.
Since you and your creative friends are busy making your handmade treasures, how about a yummy, quick, and easy Artichoke Dip that I discovered on the Simply Recipes blog. All you need is artichokes, mayonnaise, parmesan cheese, and 15 minutes and you have a tasty dip you and your friends will love.
I hope you can find some time to enjoy a little creative therapy this Card Making Day and weekend. Thanks for joining me in celebrating the creativity of handmade cards and the personal connection they create between friends and family.
Hugs to all!