Welcome to the all Canadian World Card Making Day blog hop. If you have come from Graphicat Design's blog you are in the correct spot. If you just randomly came to visit me today, you may want to go to Nicole's blog to start at the beginning so that you don't miss out on any of the great projects that we have for you.
Today is World Card Making Day. Two years ago if you had told me this, I would have said....politely, of course......"And? What is that?" Now that I have been making and sharing cards for about a year and a half this is a day I can get passionate about. In fact, I probably will spend most of it in my craft room creating cards that are needed in the near future for some events coming up. You might even say that card making has become my number one paper crafting past time.
For today's hop, we were asked, if possible, to use a Canadian company on our project. I did not have to think twice about this one.....Your Next Stamp, a wonderful all Canadian stamp company have become my favourite images to use this past year. I also wanted to do a style of card I had not tried before so I began watching videos and tutorials for something new.
And here is the result:
This is a centre step card. Here is a side view:
It was a little tricky at first and I went through a few tries before I got it correct. If you want to try one, just search for centre step card videos and tutorials on You Tube. I watched a few and combined measurements and techniques. The stamp set used is Your Next Stamp's Fhiona Merry Kiss-mas. All card stock is from Recollections. Patterned paper is DCWV Christmas stack. The image is coloured with my Copic markers and placed on a Spellbinders Nestabilities Lacey oval die cut. Ornament punch is from Martha Stewart. One Christmas card down....lots to go!!!
And what would a hop be without some candy? Karen, owner of Your Next Stamp has very graciously agreed to sponsor me and has donated this prize for our lucky winner:
It will be great for a head start on your holiday cards as well. All you have to do is leave a comment and a way for me to get ahold of you on this post for a chance to win. You have until Sunday, October 2 at 9pm EST and I will draw a winner Monday. You do not have to be a follower but if you like my work and want to come back again I would love that.
Thanks for joining me on this hop. Your next stop on the way is Connie's blog. Have a fun and crafty World Card Making Day!