Saturday, October 1, 2016

Stampin' Up!® World Card Making Day Blog Hop


How exciting!!!!! TODAY is World Card Making Day or for the young people (or the young at heart) WCMD. Today is the day to get out your crafting supplies and make a card for someone, pop it in the post and let someone know that you are thinking of them. Lets get more cards and letters in the mail and less bills.

Welcome to our World Card Making Day Blog Hop using current Stampin' Up!® Products. This is such a fantastic way to celebrate this event with lots of amazing inspiration for you. You are currently visiting my blog - Rochelle Blok in Melbourne, Australia and you will be visiting lots of different places in your hop today. There is a list at the end of the page which will help you to move along from blog to blog so you'll see 21 amazing projects all up.

Today I've pulled out some products that I haven't used for a while and thought needed to come out of hiding. These are the Fluttering Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, the Bold Butterfly Framlits and the Butterflies Thinlits. I think that when the Stampin' Up!® Holiday Catalogue comes out we sometimes forget about some of the fabulous products in the Annual Catalogue.


I started with a water colour wash layer of Bermuda Bay on Shimmery White cardstock. I so love that shimmery white and I use it that much that it has now been my go to white, except for male/boys cards. The men don't always appreciate the shimmer as much as I do!  I use and aqua painter to get the colour on the card stock as I find this gets the best coverage. I also don't 'paint' the colour on as such I tend to dab the colour on. Starting in the top left corner I repeatedly dab the colour across the cardstock and then once I've reached the right hand side I then dab the colour back to the left in a back and forth motion all the way to the bottom. I find doing it this way you get the variation in colour and it gives it more of a water colour look.


I did two 'coats' of the Bermuda Bay and then flicked Gold Wink of Stella across the top. More sparkle and shimmer!


Once the Bermuda Bay layer was dry, well I thought it was dry, I put it through the Fluttering Embossing folder for some more embellishment and texture. The cardstock wasn't as dry as I thought it was when I ran it through the Big Shot and most of the antenna on the butterflies cracked. I had a bit more of a look at what had happened and decided not to start over and in actual fact I liked the effect the cracked cardstock had given and that the cracking also defined the antenna a little more. What is the saying 'There's never any mistakes in crafting..." or something like that!


It is then all finished off with a circle of some of the Pop of Pink DSP, a layer of vellum, the gorgeous Burlap ribbon, Gold Sequin Trim, Gold Metallic Thread, Metal Rimmed Pearls and some White Perfect Accents.

So why not now get your craft on today, make a card or two and get those cards in the post! I hope that I've inspired you today to get creation!

Thanks for visiting my blog today, there are so many amazing ideas and inspiration you don't want to miss. Remember that currently you are at my blog - Rochelle Blok, so check the blog hop line up list to see who is next in the list.

Thanks So Much for Stopping By!


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10 comments:

  1. Gorgeous card Rochelle! I love that bright watercolor background!
    -Maria

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  2. WOW - lovely. I'll have to try this technique! TFS

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  3. I adore this card. All the layering, texture and colors are fabulous!

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  4. Just perfect! I especially like the accents you have given your card to make it special. Nicely done :-)

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  5. Absolutely love this card! Especially the layering and color combo. Greetings from the Netherlands, Danielle

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  6. Just stunning!! I love it Rochelle

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  7. Oh my goodness, I Stumbled across your blog from Chloe Evan's blog where you were listed in the hop. I absolutely love your work, it is so stunning!

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Thank You for taking the time to comment on my creations! I really love to hear what you think and will try to respond as soon as I can! Rochelle xo