World Card Making Day 2009 - Cards, Products and Techniques.

The World Card Making Day function I held this year was once again a fundraiser for the Breast Cancer cause. October is World Card Making Day and in Australia everything seems to turn pink, reminding us all how important it is to be aware and support the cause to help stamp out breast cancer.

This year I decided to prepare all the cards and pack them into kits so that the participants could get 8 cards made during the day. We also had a "Funny Money" auction of Stampin' Up! products that I've been collecting from my Hostess Free products from workshops and classes I've hosted throughout the last year. These products include DSP packs (12 x 12), stamp sets, ribbon packs, ink pads, stamping sponges etc.

An auction is always fun and helps to raise a little extra money for the cause - it also helps me to clear a little space in my craft room.

The day was perfect - nice and sunny and not too hot, so the Bar-B-Q lunch went down very well, as we took some time out from stamping and sat on the deck looking out at the gorgeous Brindabella mountains. Thanks to my wonderful son-in-law for doing the cooking and my daughter for helping out with extra products from her own stash.

I divided the day into 2 parts with 4 cards being rotated in the morning and 4 in the afternoon. I had four tables set up and the ladies moved from table to table. This gave them a short break in between and allowed a little for the speedy girls who were able to whiz through some of the simpler cards. Here are examples of what we made.

The techniques used in this card include

Embossing, Sponging, and using DSP to create patterned backgrounds.

The stamp set is Tree Trimmings found in the Spring Mini Catalogue, and the baubles are attached to the card with gold brads.

The next card uses the technique of Direct to Rubber colouring with the Stampin' Write Markers, plus using the Eyelet Border Punch.

The colours are Always Artichoke, Rose Red and Regal Rose from the Rich Regals colour family.

The stamp set is called "Always" - a beautiful and versatile set that can be found on page 95 of the 2009 IB&C.

I kept this card fairly simple for the World Card Making Day 2009 function but you could quite easily step it up by using some of the other stamps in the "Always" set.

The card stock is Confetti Cream and the heart is stamped onto Very Vanilla.

The next card is inspired by some work by one of my fellow demonstrators and team members - Shelly Starkis.

Shelley demonstrated this background technique to us at our last team meeting.

I love the combination of the colours Kiwi Kiss and Chocolate Chip on Very Vanilla card stock, and this butterfly, foliage and saying from the "Great Friend" stamp set in the Mini Catalogue, are just perfect for creating a lovely restful scene on a card.

The foliage has used the stamping off technique to achieve the variety of tones of brown.

Pink Pirouette, Close To Cocoa and Baja Breeze are the 3 colours used in this card which boasts a background made from my new Big Shot that I purchased on a recent trip to the USA. The embossed background is sponged randomly.

The technique for colouring used an Aqua Painter and ink picked up from a well in the lid of the ink pad. Other techniques include tearing a sponging and distressing with the Cutter Kit Tool.

The greeting is from the Hostess Level 1 set called Best Yet and the flower image is from the L2 Hostess Set called Echoes of Kindness.

I tried to use pink in a few of the World Card Making Day projects to tie in with the Breast Cancer Awareness theme of the day.

I'll put the other 4 cards from the World Card Making Day function onto a separate post so it won't be too long.

If you would like further information on any of the projects you can

contact me.

See the other examples of cards made at this event

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