Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Creations for World Card Making Day

I got a little bit of time on Sunday to make a couple of cards for the WCMD challenges over on SCS. I love doing challenges . . . they always take me in directions I know I NEVER would have thought of on my own . . .

This first card was for a challenge posted by Scor-Pal to use an upright z-fold. I had the idea to do some sort of woodgrain background thingy (thanks to my pal, Jan - the infamous JanTink . . . she has seriously tainted my stamping universe with her lovely creations!). I was talking to her about her fabulous woodgrain technique when I told her I could make a BLUE woodgrain. She seemed a bit shocked, "Yeaaaahhh, riiighhht!" This is what I came up with. I rubbed my Very Vanilla and Not Quite Navy ink pads over some kraft cardstock. Then, I stamped the woodgrain background stamp from SU in Chocolate Chip ink. Looks purdiful, don't you think?Smiley from

Stamps: Dasher, Woodgrain bg, Serene Snowflakes, Short & Sweet
Paper: Not Quite Navy, Blue Bayou, Kraft, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Bella Bleu dsp
Ink: Night of Navy, Blue Bayou, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla
Accessories: 3/4" and 1/2" circle punch, small oval punch, word window punch, modern label punch, kraft taffeta ribbon, silver cord, clear rhinestone brads, Martha Stewart arched lattice punch, dimensionals

I posted this card for the challenge posted by the SCS girls (Jenn, Beate and Lori). It was a combo sketch, use-some-chocolate-colored-cardstock-and-make-it-a-thank-you-card challenge. I was also able to get this to fit into the Gina K challenge (to use Old Olive, Very Vanilla and Pumpkin Pie colors) and the challenge posted by Unity Stamps to use a quote as a focal point . . . so there! Got 'er done! GOOD NEWS, too!! I was picked as a winner for the SCS challenge!! Wahooooooo!! (I think it was a random draw sorta thing!) I won an SCS t-shirt. I know, I know . . . you all wish you were ME 'cause I WON!! Smiley from

Stamps: Autumn Days, Grateful Greetings
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Very Vanilla, Pumpkin Pie
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Really Rust, More Mustard
Accessories: 1 3/4" and 1 3/8" circle punch, paper piercing tool/mat, chocolate chip taffeta ribbon, dimensionals


Seoulscrappin' said...

I absolutely love the sentiment you used here!

Joanne (jojot) said...

fab work

Terry Molineux said...


Great card...Love the colors and you made the background look like DS Paper...Love it!

Vicki said...

I am fairly new to your blog but I truly enjoy it! Your work is beautiful! Thank you for taking the time to share it!
Rochester NY

Jan Castle said... always Wendy. Would love to have a tutorial on that Z card!
Thanks for sharing your great talent with everyone.

Judy Rozema said...


Marilyn (mlj-mlj) said...

Both cards are fantastic! The designs and colors are wonderful! Congrats on the t-shirt win!