Saturday, October 5, 2013

World Card Making Day

Pine Wreath by judkajudy

"Pine Wreath" is a woodblock stamp by Penny Black. I love how substantial the image is! I stamped with brown Memento ink onto patterned paper, added Copic marker detailing, placed a few amber colored gems and pop-dotted the ribbon that I fussy cut from a second stamped image. Couldn't resist adding Glossy Accents for some shine. "Love" is a die cut made with Penny Black's Creative Die set "Love, Peace, Joy" which includes "Merry", who didn't make the title page.
Today we card makers have a day to celebrate our hobby! Stamping and making cards has given me a creative outlet after having grown up believing I wasn't creative! About fifteen years ago I discovered the joy of stamping images, coloring them, adding embossing (magic!) and arranging images and embellishments in an eye-pleasing manner. I was blessed with a group of friends who shared this hobby by meeting in my home regularly.

Now that we've retired and moved away, I share my work and receive help and encouragement by way of my computer and my online stamping and blogging friends.

Card makers are kind and generous people. They rally to send cheer and comfort to people experiencing a life challenge. There is an entire organization (Operation Write Home) established to provide hundreds of thousands of cards to deployed military so that they can stay in touch with their families back home.

In the many years I've enjoyed this hobby, I have never met a cranky card maker! We are enthusiastic, happy stampers and we love sharing what we know with each other. And we love learning new ways to express ourselves by way of card making.

To all who share this wonderful hobby, Happy World Card Making Day!!

Now go make something.


rcwidow (Linda) said...

Happy WCD! The card is beautiful!

Rosemary said...

beautiful card, judy... the wreath is absolutely gorgeous!

Barb said...

Wonderful post, Judy! You beautifully expressed how we all feel - love this hobby!!

Your card is gorgeous by the way - Happy World Card Making Day, my friend! ♥

Cat Craig said...

I love your card, and your post. Even though I have few supplies here in got me excited to go play with them. Thank you Judy!

Penny Ward said...

Such Gorgeousness!!! Love the LOVE!!!

Greta said...

Gorgeous card, Judy! Love the glossy bow! Wish we were close enough to craft together, my friend!