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Friday, October 5, 2012

World Cardmaking Day at Paper Wishes

Welcome to the Paper Wishes*BLOG HOP - we are so glad you are here to help us celebrate World Card Making Day! Some card making day trivia for you:
  • Today, card making is a worldwide hobby, especially popular in Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
  • 1 in 6 U.S. households participates in making cards
  • 86% of scrapbookers also create handmade cards
  • 92% of paper crafters create cards more than any other type of project
Be sure to check out all the blogs in this blog hop, as well as visit the Paper Wishes message board*as there are lots of things going on there today, all sponsored by Paper Wishes, with some great prize packages! You don’t want to miss a chance to win!

To win a prize package of Paper Wishes products: leave a comment on ALL THE BLOGS and a random drawing will be done to choose the winner. You also must be a registered user on the message board.

So on with the fun – it doesn’t matter where you start the blog hop, just see where you are on the list and make sure you visit them all and leave some sweetness behind!

Penny at Penny's Page
Nancy at Nancy's Creative Space
Michelle at Precious Thoughts
Patti Prince at Crafty Patti's Cards
Robin at Red Robin Lane
Jackie at Jackie's Cards & Stuff
Cheryl at Cher-ing Paper Memories -----you are here!
Sam at Never try to teach a pig to sing

This year's theme for the blog hop is gardening. I chose the ROSE to highlight on my card. Most of my materials are available from Paper Wishes, and I've provided links to many of these products.

I LOVE glitter (see wide array of glitters here) and I finally got around to purchasing these adhesive sheets so I could try the glitter technique shown here.

I started by drawing around my rose stencil onto the top backing sheet of my adhesive paper.  I then cut around that drawn line and was ready for the fun.

I started by removing the backing sheet and attaching my cut-out shaped adhesive piece to a white piece of cardstock.  Then I carefully removed the top sheet and placed my stencil gently on top.  I took a post-it note and covered the leaves/stem portion before adding the glitter to my flower and swirly border. Because of the way I had cut the adhesive sheet, there was just a thin border around the outer edge that I got too.  I was using some VERY FINE glitter so just put a bit on my finger and rubbed it where I wanted it - made it very easy to be quite precise with placement.

After brushing off any loose glitter, I removed the post-it and added my green glitter.

Finally, after again brushing off any loose glitter, I carefully removed the stencil from the adhesive piece.  I sprinkled a bunch of clear/white glitter over the remainder.  It was in larger chunks, but worked just fine. I just dumped off the excess and had my glittery flower.

Then, I trimmed the card stock close to the glittery flower to form a narrow mat as shown.

I cut a layer out of purple patterned paper (an old design from Hot Off the Press), using the Label B template from Design Tool Kit #1.

Before I assembled the card, I scored the front of it on a diagonal with lines 1/8" apart.  Then I added my layers as shown in the picture.  I wrote the sentiment by hand four times with an opaque white pen, and my card was complete.  I love the way it glitters and sparkles!

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to leave a comment on all the blogs for a chance to win! 


pennyd said...

Beautiful Cheryl! I haven't been able to get a "clean" image yet, but I keep on trying...

Thanks for hopping with us - I'm glad you were able to. I think (hope), I'm back to blogging.

Cheryl said...

I'm so glad to be able to take part in World Cardmaking Day at Paper Wishes. I've done so every year they've had it. It seems fitting since it was their message board that got me into cardmaking in the first place! Welcome everyone. Enjoy!

rgcarr said...

Your card is really lovely. I am impressed that your image is so clear with all that loose glitter. I am not very good with glitter unless it is stickles. Great job!

Nancy said...

Beautiful - I'm like Penny - I have a hard time getting glitter cards to turn out clear too! I'll read your directions closely and try again one day!

Eomen Hisf said...

Wow someone likes glitter more than Ann!! I like the bling too. It must be a female thing.

Eomen Hisf said...

Wow love the glitter!! I love my bling too. I tried to post earlier and it didn't happen....this is my second try.

Precious Thoughts said...

I love the stencilled image, I've not had much success with it myself but yours is crisp & perfect!

jackbrocke said...

Hi, love the glitter....I just love to bling on any card!!

Rhonda Lynn said...

Cheryl, the focal is so pretty, the white on the focal draws the eye right to your beautiful rose! Having said that, the focal looks hot against the white card! Well done!

Rhonda Lynn said...

Very pretty focal, the white makes the rose stand out. Well done, lovely card!

MsPat said...

Lovely job with the glitter!! So very pretty!

Crafty Patti said...

great cards love the blog.. i changed my card on my blog to a paperwishes items. sorry i did not get it posted earlier

Carol J said...

As always a great card. I like your Saturday card also, I have to try that technique.

Kim said...

very nice. i really like how you pulled these elements together.

Kitty said...

Beautiful card


Fabrizio Martellucci said...

Very pretty card, love it ! X Fab