Oct 10, 2017

Late post: World Cardmaking Day 2017 + 5 Cards from Rosie's Studio

Happy World Cardmaking Day to you.  Did you participate in any cardmaking event over the weekend? If you did, that must've been fun.   

I had spent the whole of last week making these 5 cards.  Allow me to quickly run you through my day as a crafter.  After finishing my day job at 5pm, I rush to picked up the kids from school, have dinner at my in-laws and afterwards do some cleaning up from the mornings' mad rush to work/school.  I have about an hour each day to sit and try to finish a card before it's time for the kids bedtime stories.  I thought I would be able to finish the 5th card just in time for last weekend's event but such is life.  I ended up at the hospital to have my son checked by his oncologist and though he didn't have to spend the weekend at the hospital (thank goodness) but I did have to nurse him back to health. So that's that, now back to my cards.

I recently discovered Rosie's Studio craft supplies and the Here & Now collection just made me fall madly in love with its rich colors and their beautiful journal cards. I made this first card using that journal card and the foiled geometric paper that I lightly distressed with Faded Jeans.

I really loved that geometric paper and used it as a background for this second card. These are assembled using die cuts that are stacked on foam tapes to create interest and dimension to this fussy cut card..

and speaking of fussy cutting your stamped images, I did just that with this faux window card.  I colored leaves, little flowers and butterfly using my limited collection Copic Ciao markers, arranging them so that they sort of were like sticking out from the window. By the way, those leaves were from a discontinued stamp set by Lawn Fawn that I've recently just bought for less.  The sentiment is actually from a sentiments sticker from Rosie's Studio, and they capture the mood that I was going for on this card. 

I find it hard to come up with ideas to make a manly card but this 4th card was surprisingly quite easy to do.  I went for the monochromatic look, save for some red love and cork shapes die cuts and voila, a no-fuss-easy card befitting a guy.  This literally took me less than half an hours fussy cutting and die-cut rearranging.  And just like that..

we're down to my 5th card for this year's  World Cardmaking Day event.  I die cut the word "beautiful" using this flowery pattern from Rosie's Studio paper pad and mount them onto leftover black foam of the same die cut word.  I then aligned these to the centre of the card base to say "beau-tiful". 

With a few sprinkles of turquoise sequins, this finishes my 5 card and while I want to call it a series so bad, that's going to have to wait for a while more because craft supplies are not cheap!  I do hope you enjoyed going through these cards. I get my card inspiration from super talented cardmakers like Yana and Justine  among others, their video cards rock!