Flowers and Words of Encouragementcelebrating 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

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Crafty wife and mom / Blogger / Stamp Designer / Lover of all things paper / Deco Foil addict. Find out more about my creative world at www.gracielliedesign.com

17 thoughts on “Flowers and Words of Encouragementcelebrating world cardmaking day

  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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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