Tuesday, October 9, 2012

More from World Cardmaking Day!

One of the activities for the day was to pick ahead of time from a list of gardening terms what you were going to make for an "anything but a card" challenge.  I was the one who came up with all of this, but when I signed up I couldn't remember what was what so I picked sphagnum moss (project), violets (embellishments) and a licorice plant (techniques); this translated into making a fat page with glitter and misting.  Here is what I came up with:

and a close-up of the fat-page itself:
I started with a white piece of cardstock which I sprayed with home made mists in pink and blue.  I then sprayed a paper doily with purple Glimmer Mist.  I cut and embossed a Spellbinder's scalloped circle and with the die still on sponged Ranger Cool Peri on it leaving a white border.  To a pink PP circle I added a dazzle topped with another circle to which I added a phrase dazzle and 2 double stick heart dazzles which I used teal glitter on.  I stamped, heat embossed and cut out 4 button stamps which I topped with gold jewel Dazzles.  I decided to make it into a wall hanging and added more double stick dazzles to the ribbon topped it with 2 large flowers I have had forever and another button stamp.  I am really happy with how it turned out.

The next challenge I did was to preselect 3 card projects - winter, patriotic and overgrown which turned into:
Winter - a purple and white Christmas card using glitter and a die cut.

Patriotic - a congratulations card using my national colors
and Overgrown - a 5x6 1/2 inch card using at least 1 piece each of the following sizes 1x3, 2x6, 3 1/2 circle and 2x2. I matted most of the pieces and am pleased with this card.  I'll save this for one of my boys since it isn't A2 size for OWH.
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  1. Very cute cards! So creative! I haven't used Glimmer mist before and you make it look so even.

  2. Hi, Penny. Love your blog and all your beautiful, inventive creations. Like Tisha, I haven't used Glimmer mist as yet, but I'm adding that to my "to do, must have" list.

  3. It's fun to see these again. All your cards are nice, but I especially like your purple Christmas card. VERY pretty! Love the bling! And I think it's neat that you made your fat page into a hanger for your craft room.

    I want you to know how much I appreciate your comments on my blog. You made my day! :)

    Thanks again for all the work you did to help create a WONDERFUL World Cardmaking Day at Paper Wishes.