Thursday, September 25, 2008

Did you know there is a WORLD CARD MAKING Day???

If we can have a National Chocolate Covered Cherry Day (January 3rd), National Licorice Day (April 12th), National Bubble Bath Day (January 8th) and National Pancake Day (September 29th), just to name a few special days, then paper crafters can have a World Card Making Day!WCMD is next Saturday, October 4th. The festivities will be sponsored by PaperCrafts Magazine and they will be going on here, but you are going to want to check in at my blog too since I will have a neat giveaway. I'll talk more about this special day during the next week.


I am adjusting to the fact that FALL is upon us and so I thought I would show off a card today that is very fall related. You have to remember that I live in Southern California and it is pretty much just like any other summer day here right now!

I just love the mosaic look of this pumpkin stamp. I wanted you to see a close-up of the design in it and the way that I colored it.
I took my Marvy markers directly to the rubber and used a few different shades. When you do this, you just start with the lightest color you want to use. Then add a few coordinating shades of markers here and there. I spritzed the image with water when I had it all colored and stamped it.
Thank you for visiting, Linda (lbpost)

Materials:Card stock
Patterned papers – Pumpkin Bead Board and Harlequin print/Bo-Bunny Press
Pumpkin stamp – Eureka Stamps
Marvy markers to color stamps
Fine water mister – JudiKins
Chestnut Roan Fluid Chalk stamp pad
Phrase rub-ons – Deja Views
Flourish rub-on – Mini Marks/American Crafts
Zig Zag scissors – Family Treasures


  1. what a great card! Personally, I cant wait for Card making day! I'm heading to a Team Day with my Stampin Up upline!!
    Enjoy the weather! Its raining here!

  2. That is just too cool for school Linda! I love the direct to rubber marker tech and yours came out fab!

  3. I will be celebrating World Card Making Day for the first time this year. I am really looking forward to this. So, yes i will be checking back on your blog. I really love your card.

  4. The mosaic pattern on that pumpkin is so cool...but you'll have to explain to me what the spritzing that what gave it the water-color look? (I'm not a great stamper, but should be, considering all the stamps I own :)

  5. Wow! What a beautiful, elegant card!! I will be here on Card Making Day!

  6. Super card, Linda!! And I'm like you - enjoying nice sunny summer-like days here though in the South.

  7. Such a pretty Fall card Lisa. LOVE that technique! Have a great evening. :)

  8. I really love the colors and the texture of the pumpkin is wonderful!

  9. Suzie - the ink in the markers is dilluted by water so a spritz of very fine water lets the inks "run" together. When the image is stamped, then, it does have a watercolor look. This works even if you have only used one color ink.