Whimsy Stamps ~ World Card-making Day

Hey there my lovely crafty pals. I've an 'extra' Whimsy delight for you this evening. Today as a lot of you will know, is International Card-making Day. How cool is that?! A day that celebrates what we all love to do, hand-make cards! So at Whimsy, we thought we'd celebrate this day in style and bring you a special image to mark this day. The artist is Kirsten Winkelbauer. I really like her whimsical images. There are quite a few of them currently in the Whimsy Stamps Retiring Vault at really good prices. So if you like them too, snatch them up!

The paper I've used for this creation just had all the right Autumnal shades in it to make a truly delish backdrop for this fabulous Whimsy Stamps image. I even picked out the aqua shade and used it to colour her hair! I thought that would be a fun detail. It's from a digital paper set by DanibyDesign called School House and you can find this at Snap Click Supply. I used warm blacks to colour her dress and hat, rather than the cool shades I'd usually use, as I wanted the whole piece to exude warmth and joy. In my house, we do 'too cute to spook' Halloween. No sleuky stuff!! (Sleuky is my daughter's word for scary. Coined when she was about 3 and it's kinda stuck in our house!)

I watched a wonderful tutorial recently after seeing some double diamond fold cards around the blogosphere. I love something that is quick, simple and oh so eye-catchingly effective and this is for sure all those things! A happy accident in design by the crafter whose video I will share here. I just love this ever so clever design. It really does 'pop up' and sits so nicely. You do need to use a good heavy cardstock for best effect though. The one I used I believe is 300gsm. It's a lovely heavy pearlised cardstock from my local art store here in NZ. It was perfect for this design. 

I hope you'll come and join in the fun with us at the Whimsy Stamps Facebook page. There is a bloghop happening and prizes to be won and if you are a part of the Whimsy Stamps Facebook community, a very special surprise awaits you! So get in!

Hugs and happy crafting, especially on this very special day that celebrates what we all love to do! 

Challenge Entries:
Love To Scrap: #114 ~ Fall Back
Cut It Up Challenge: #158 ~ Halloween
Craft Rocket: #53 ~ Autumn/Halloween
Daisy Chain Challenge: #24 ~ Autumn/Fall
Dragonfly Journey's: #128 ~ Happy Halloween
Crafty Calendar Challenge: October ~ Autumn
Creative Inspirations: October ~ Autumn Glow
Creative With Stamps: #31 ~ Halloween or Leaves
Double 'D' Challenges: Scare'n Up Some Pumpkins
The Cutie Pie Challenge: #128 ~ Going Girlie (Halloweeny, but still so girlie I think)


Bunny said…
Beautiful card. Love the fall colors. [Bunny]
Pat said…
Love this really cute Halloween image Wends, great colours and super design of card.

Pat xx
Sarah said…
Holy smoke!! This is incredible!! Can't tell you how much I love this card. Beautifully done, great design and I love her hair!! Ooh and scrummy yummy paper!! xx
Glennis F said…
That is gorgeous Wendy. I would love to know who your local store is, there is none around where I live!
Viki Banaszak said…
I love your card! It is adorable and colorful and the paper is great with it.
Dawn T said…
Super cute Wendy. I love your interpretation - her hair is lovely. I pick this one up via Facebook just now.
Great card design. I've never tried a double diamond fold card
Pop's Cards said…
Love this sweetie especially that paper teamed with that not so scary image :0) hugs Pops x
Fikreta said…
wonderful card design!
aussie aNNie said…
Hi there Wendy, you sure rocked this image I have yet to colour mine in...
Love your creativity here, the colours are spectacular and thanks so much for entering into our challenge theme, "scarecrows and or pumpkins" Challenge. Your card is fabulous and love the super design and colours. Thanks for joining in and good luck in the draw. ♥ DOUBLE D ♥
 [aNNie DT member for Double D Challenges]
I love this kind of card! What a really adorable witch. You colored her beautifully!

Thanks for joining us for our Cut it Up for our Halloween challenge!

Darlene said…
WOW what a fun creation Wendy! Cute image and you've colored her perfectly! Love that fancy fold ... great job! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Scare’n Up Some Pumpkins’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

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CraftyLyn said…
Great card love the image,beautifully coloured and the paper is so bright go's so well with your image,just great thanks for joining us here at Cutie Pie challenge good luck Lyn DT x.
Gina's Cards said…
Such a beautiful card! I love the gorgeous design and fabulous colours. Thank you for sharing with us at Creative Inspirations, good luck and I hope you will join us again.
Gina xx
Sue said…
Another fabulous card! love the shape and colours Wends thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Calendar hugs Sue x
Julie said…
Cute card, love the shape. Thanks for joining in with us at Cutie Pie.
Helen F. said…
Wendy this card is just the cutest! Love the double diamond fold card and will have to give this a try! Thank you for joining us at Creative With Stamps this month :-)
Alex said…
Beautiful card. I like the cute image and the plaited background. Ideal for Halloween.
Thanks for playing along with us at our present challenge at Craft Rocket and good luck! Hope you will join us next month again.


*DT* Craft Rocket Challenges {#53 – Autumn / Halloween}
*DT + Admin* Do-Al(l) Kreatives {#22 – Make your own background}
*DT* Kreativ-Tanten Challenge {#22 – Anything goes}
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Jeannie said…
Hi Wendy! She is so cute with her pretty hair and I adore that plaid paper you used too. Very fun! Thanks so much for joining my Happy Halloween blog challenge and good luck :)

Jeannie T.
Dragonfly Journeys
AO Creations said…
Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Love to Scrap, good luck!!! Amy DT
Esther said…
Darling card, love her crazy hair!
Thanks for joining Cut It Up!
Cute card and love the card shape and backing paper that youngsters used . Thanks for joining our challenge this month at Daisy Chains and good luck. Michelle x
Shona Hamill said…
Fantastic card and such a great image. Thanks for sharing with us at the Cutie Pie Challenge. Hugs, Shona x

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