Saturday, 7 October 2017

World Card Making Day Blog Hop 2017

Happy Saturday everyone! You have arrived at Carolynn Sander's blog in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. If you have been hopping along, you most likely arrived via Maria Willis! Wasn't her card today beautiful?  I am so happy to have you here with me today! Why? Well because it is "World Card Making Day"! & Guess what! I L-O-V-E making cards! So to celebrate, a few of my favourite Stampin' Up! friends from around the world are hosting an international "World Card Making Day" blog hop! Wahoo! Make sure that you click on the next button at the end of today's post. That way you won't miss out on all of the the amazing projects to be shared!


I truly think that snail mail doesn't receive it's proper ranking in the world these days. To send a loving message by mail has become a rarity anymore. World Card Making Day is a day for us to revisit just how much a loving message can mean to someone.  Receiving a hand made card overjoys me. It fills my soul with warmth, in same way that the human touch does. So what do you say? Let's celebrate this day by making a card, and sending a card! You will for sure bring a smile to a loved one's face.💖 


The card that I am sharing with you today is a seasonal one. It is a great card for all levels of stampers. It uses one of my current favourite techniques called "Ink Lifting". I have a full video tutorial featuring this technique in my previous post. You can view it by clicking HERE. This card is of course a winter themed card. I therefore wanted my background to look like a stormy night sky. How did I do this? I first created a Dapper Denim background with my Stampin' Up! sponge brayer, a piece of Shimmery White Cardstock, and some Dapper Denim ink. I then took a toothbrush dipped in water and flicked it vigorously all over my background to get that stormy splatter! It turned out just the way I wanted. Don't you love it when that happens?  I completed this stormy sky by adding a few die cut snowflakes from the Stampin' Up! Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies. I then gave those snowflakes some extra glimmer by painting over them with my Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush. This card has incredible sparkle in real life! & Who doesn't love some extra sparkle right?

That's it for me today, but I know that Charlet Mallett, from Painted Orange, will have something fabulous to share with us today! Click on the next button below so that you can see what she has been up to! 

http://www.painted-orange.com/charletswebsite/2017/10/world-card-making-day-blog-hop-2017

 Blog Roll Line Up

 Carolynn Sander (You Are Here)

To add to today's celebration, Stampin' Up! is having a promotion for World Card Making Day! How awesome is that? If you are in Canada, just click on the photo below. It will take you to the add where you can see all of the fabulous deals! As well, feel free to visit my Canadian online Stampin' Up! shop so that you can take advantage of these deals while they are hot! You can visit my online store by clicking HERE.  

http://su-media.s3.amazonaws.com/media/Promotions/NA/2017/World%20Card%20Making%20Day/WCMD_DEMO-Flyer_CA.pdf

Thank you so much for visiting today! If you have any questions in regards to today's project, feel free to contact me. As well, if you are in Canada and are interested in purchasing the products used today, I would love to have you shop with me. Just click on the shop button below if you wish. 

Cheers & Happy Stamping! 

Carolynn 💖






12 comments:

  1. Oh my Carolynn ... this is really beautiful. I love love love that background! xx

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  2. YEAH!!! Amazing card and background. LOVING this. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Your card is so lovely and the background looks cool!

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  4. Love the snowflakes on the blue- Thanks for sharing your card

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  5. I am a techniques girl and really enjoyed watching your video of this process you used on this beautiful card! Thanks so much for sharing ♥

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  6. You are on such a roll with these gorgeous ink lifting backgrounds! I feel the same way about receiving a handmade card-it just gives me the warm fuzzier all over!
    -Maria

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  7. What a fun technique, thanks for sharing! This is the perfect background for a beautiful wintery card!

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  8. Oh no... please don't remind me winter storms will be here before I know it!! Love your blues and of course the storm effect! :)

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  9. Simply stunning! Love the way that your background turned out, pretty snowflakes too! :)

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  10. Beautiful card, Carolynn! Thanks for sharing your thoughts as well on sending cards. They really do make a difference in someone's life :-)

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  11. Stunning card Carolynn! I need to try your technique - it sounds like lots of fun! Kelly x

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  12. Such a beautiful card and a super-fun technique, Carolynn! So happy I was able to hop with you this weekend.

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