Saturday, 6 October 2012

Happy World Cardmaking Day!

Hello!  Happy World Cardmaking Day!  The "holiday" may be a bit contrived, but I fully support any and every excuse to spend some time stamping. In honour of this very special day, I wanted to use my new stamp set that I won from Darkroom Door. It's their 100th stamp set and with all sorts of stamping-related messages and images.  It's wonderful!

I use sponging and masking, inspired by a card by various ones I've seen on-line by stampers like these ones by Godelieve Tijskens and Heather Telford.

For this card, I masked off a rectangle using sticky notes and sponged in some distress ink (from left to right: Mustard Seed, Crushed Olive, Spiced Marmalade, Seedless Preserves).  Next I stamped on this botanical silhouette (Darkroom Door) using Memories Soft Gold.  I re-stamped it after removing the mask using black archival ink (Ranger), masking off some of the stems.  Then I added the sentiment (Darkroom Door), matted it on black and mounted it on my card.

Hope you get some stamping time today!

It's also Thanksgiving Weekend here in Canada, so I wish you a Happy Thanksgiving too!


  1. Holy Crow! World Stamping Day? How could I have missed the memo? Way to honour the day with a lovely card, Karen! :)

  2. ooooo, love this card!
    And thanks for adding the Quietfire Blinkie!