Friday, October 4, 2013

It's World Card Making Day!

Today's the day, and I hope you are having a good one!  Welcome to my little corner of this wonderful world.  If you've been hopping along you've arrived here from the amazing Ashley Marcu.  Here is the whole list of today's designers (and 2012 World Card Making Day Winners!):

·         Agata Pfister
·         Amber Kroening
·         Ashley Marcu
·         Carolynn Wilson  (me!)
·         Chunyuan Wu
·         Emily Leiphart
·         Heather Hoffman
·         Jamie Greene
·         Jocelyn Olson
·         Kerrianne Bowen
·         Laura Bassen
·         Leigh Penner
·         Lorena Cantó Lavería
·         Mercedes Weber
·         Mignon Jessica Bear
·         Pamela Ho
·         Sarah J. Moerman
·         Stasia Sloma

·         Tarynne Wise

For my card for this Hop, I wanted to play with some of the trends that are catching my eye right now-- hand lettering and the chalkboard look, and combining them seemed a natural fit.

I sketched the words (you may recognize them from Charlotte's Web) in white pencil, enhancing the down stokes with a brush and Liquitex Titanium White Ink (which is a lot like Wite-Out!).  I added red pencil highlights, white pencil "smudges", and stamped the corner flourishes with Fresh Snow Ink.  It is meant as a "Hello" card, but I think it could work as a holiday card, too.

There is so much inspiration out there, and I gotta say, Paper Crafts keeps the fresh ideas coming!  I hope you'll enter their World Card Making Day contest.  Enjoy yourself and best of luck! The prize package is amazing, and the cards go to the awesome organization, Operation Write Home, which will distribute them to deployed troops to send to their loved ones.  How cards keep us close!

Next on the Hop is Chunyuan Wu, and I'm sure you'll be delighted!


  1. Gorgeous card! I love the chalkboard look!

  2. Your use of trendy elements is wonderful and I'm in awe that it's handwritten. You've definitely inspired me by showing the versatility of a card. It's beautiful. :)

  3. very pretty--love the chalkboard look.

  4. Beautiful card. The chalkboard look and the writing is so pretty.

  5. Love the chalkboard card, thanks for sharing!!

  6. Such a wonderful idea. Love the chalkboard. TFS

  7. love the chalkboard idea..lovely idea...beautifull card

  8. Yes, Charlotte's Web! Very pretty sketching.

  9. Looks great - loving that chalkboard trend!! Thanks for sharing!

  10. Nicely done with the chalkboard technique. Very IN!!! Lynn G.

  11. Congratulations on winning! I love the chalkboard design on your pretty card. The little red jewels and lines are so pretty. :)

  12. Great card.

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  13. You took great advantage of these trends! Well done :)

  14. This card is so cute! It makes me want to start my holiday cards.

  15. Carol, You've made another beautiful card. So proud of you and your work! You've inspired me.

  16. I like the chalkboard look. I can tell that you put a lot of work into this lovely card; no wonder you're a winner. Thanks for sharing.

  17. CONGRATULATIONS on being a winner!!!
    FABULOUS card - love your chalkboard style with the splash of bling - thank you for the inspiration :)

  18. Congrats! Beautiful chalkboard style card :)

  19. Beautiful card! Loving the chalkboard technique and you rocked it!

  20. Awesome card! Love the style and the added gems. Great job! Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

  21. I love where all the lovely cards end up! I'm looking forward to entering next year. Congratulations on your win!