03 October 2015

Flowers and Words of Encouragement
celebrating world cardmaking day

Today the world celebrates us... It's World Cardmaking Day! I am almost sure it's only us, who are part of the papercrafting community, that know about it anyways (lol), but what an opportunity we have  today to share our passion for this hobby through a card with the rest of the world. Let's not forget why we make cards for. Doesn't matter the reason, I'm sure we all started creating with our hands to make someone happy, to feel happy ourselves, to do something positive with our lives and to encourage others. That's the heart of this craft.



So here is a Shabby Chic card I've been working on, using one of my new stamp sets by Unity: Endure (click here fore details).

I framed this encouraging sentiment with different kinds of handmade flowers that were colored by blending pink and yellow ink sprays, and then smudged with beige paint to give them a chalky look. Silver is the tone I chose to accent the shabby chic design delicately since it doesn't compete with the elements on the card, such as the patterned paper doilies on the background. The metallic leaves were roughly smudged too with white paint for added "shabby chic-ness".The wood texture sure adds a nice detail together with the rhinestones and crinkle ribbon.

I hope you find time to make a card today and share the joy of cardmaking with others around the globe. Thank you so much for stopping by. Know that your comments always inspire and encourage me, and I appreciate it so much! Happy Cardmaking Day!

Sharing with: Frilly & Funky - Chalk it Up / Clicke Kits - October Challenge / Simon Says Stamp - WCD / SSS WC - AG / Clique Kits - October Challenge AG


17 comments:

  1. So beautifully soft and sweet. Your card is wonderful! So glad to have found you through SSS World Cardmaking Day link.

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  2. Gorgeous card as always. Glad to see you getting more card making in my friend!!

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  3. Jaw-dropingly gorgeous card. I love your work and look forward to seeing your blog daily.

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  4. Amazing cards! Congratulations once again for your beautiful work !!

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  5. Stunning! I am rather new to your work. I would like to know if you have done any instructional videos?

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    1. Hi Di Sa, I do have many, many tutorials and also a fabulous video series on handmade flowers. On my blog header click "free content" and then "tutorials"... There you will be able to find my video tutorials... An easier way to go is by clicking on the YouTube social media button below my photo. Thanks for your interest and hope you come back again soon.

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  6. Such a beautiful card! You are truly talented. The flowers and layouts of all your designs are breathtaking. I just found your blog and can't wait to see your tutorials and videos.

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  7. Your card is so soft and beautiful, Gracie!! I love all the texture and the coloring of the flowers. Thank you so much for joining in our challenge at The Frilly and Funkie Blog!
    Hugs,
    Nancy

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  8. This is just stunning - so elegant.
    Thanks for sharing you amazing creation with us this week at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
    Hugs,
    Caryn

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  9. A beautiful card Gracie. I love the faded look of those flowers. Thank you for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Jenny x

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  10. Shabby loveliness. The flowers are so pretty and soft looking and make a beautiful focal point for the card. Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie.
    Hugs!
    Cec

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  11. Beautiful card! Thanks for joining in our Clique Kits challenge!

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  12. The card is just breathtaking! I love how you used the flowers! Thank you for joining us at Clique Kits for the Anything Goes Challenge!

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  13. Gorgeous card, thanks for playing along with Clique Kits!

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  14. Your card is so beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Clique Kits!

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  15. such a beatuful card! thank you for joining us at Clique Kits challenge!

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Thanks so much for your kind comments!

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