Well, my blog-hopping friends, we’ve reached the last moments of World Card Making Day – at least on the East Coast. Here in Hawaii, it’s time for pupu and a glass of wine, and Mr. Maui Stamper and I are heading over to the beach with our picnic basket for the sunset. I’m sure to lift my glass to all of you!! Thanks for sharing this day with all of us.
I left the neutrals for last because after my favorite blue + green combo, I love a neutral card. Granted, I often use an neutral palette to set of a pop! of color – Real Red, Daffodil Delight, Marina Mist – but by themselves I find the neutrals very elegant. Tell me what you think:
Have you tried our new Core’dinations card stock yet? Hie thee off to thine own Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator and order thyself some of this paper of the kings!! It is royally fabulous! And that tulle is pretty sweet too, and it sticketh to sticky strip quite welleth! (OK. Enough of that nonsense.)
There’s a little 3/4 inch circle of Early Espresso cardstock behind that Vintage Faceted Button to give it depth.
Black and white is classic, but black with Very Vanilla is just splendid – like deep, dark chocolate hot fudge with rich vanilla bean ice cream (did I send you off to the freezer there? Sorry ’bout that!) Our First Edition Specialty paper is one of my stamp room staples; it’s flexible enough for nearly any card-making situation.
Although the Neutral color family lends itself well to luxurious, elaborate cards, it certainly works well with other styles. This is about as close as I get to a Clean and Simple card, and I’m pretty sure that sparkly star at the top disqualifies me from the genre.
That’s my last card for this hop – or as Mr Maui Stamper called it the other day, the Blog Parade. We are all very grateful for each of you taking the time to hop, skip, jump and parade through our posts. If we’ve done our job well, you are inspired; perhaps you’ve left a comment or two, or pinned a few samples to your Pinterest board for later study. I’ll be reviewing some of these projects over the next couple of weeks with a little more detail – if there’s one you’d especially like to see featured, just leave a comment.
A hui hou…until we meet again.
6 thoughts on “A RemARKable Ending to World Card Making Day”
Thou dost take the cake (& eat it, too!!) with your first card!
Mine cup doth overflow with gratitude; yea, I fear the approach of the scale.
beautiful cards – love the first one especially – may have to case it – thank you for sharing all your lovelies!
You’re welcome, Mary – it was a fun personal challenge to get all of this lined up. thanks for your comment!
Love the B&W Lovely as a Tree card with the Silver Glimmer star! What punch was used for the star?
Hi Kelli – we no longer have a star punch in the current Stampin’ Up! product line, so I’ve used the star from the Holiday Collection framelits that coordinate with the Scentsational Season stamp set. I wasn’t sure how the framelit would cut through the glimmer paper but it worked beautifully! Thanks for asking – Anne