Saturday, October 5, 2013

Designed To Color World Card Making Day Blog Hop

Hello Everyone!!! Today, October 5th, is officially World Card Making Day! This holiday is an opportunity to celebrate the creativity of handmade cards and the personal connection that they create between friends and family. It's a day to connect with fellow card makers both near and far, to applaud the creativity that powers the craft, and to provide an opportunity for card makers to connect and find resources that will empower, inspire, and encourage them in their card making. It’s also a time to get a jump-start on the holiday card-making season!
At Designed To Color, we’ve decided to celebrate this special day with an awesome Blog Hop!! Our
 Design Team and special guests have made some amazing cards! Several of us will also be sharing some card-making tips along the way. Please leave a comment on each designer’s blog and then a comment at Designed To Color to let us know you have completed the hop. We will pick 1 random winner for a prize package consisting of goodies from various sponsors including: 
Crafter's Companion

Yumi & Fumi Handmade

…..just to name a few!
You have until Monday, October 7th, at 11:59pm MST to leave a comment on each blog. We will announce the winner on Wednesday, October 9th. GOOD LUCK!
Here is the blog hop order:

Here is my project using a super cute stamp from C.C Design Rubber Stamps called 'Broom Ride'.

I colored stamped the image on PTI white cardstock and colored it with copic markers and for the background I water colored using Distress Inks. The DP's are from MME, the sentiment is from Inkadinkadoo and finally handmade flowers for embellishments.

TIP: To choose the best grey marker to tone down an intense color, you will usually want the marker ending in the same number that the original marker ended in. So if  I am toning down an BV08, I will usually chose a W8, C8, T8, or N8. You don't want to change the value--just the intensity.(I got this tip on pinterest, so if you find this helpful keep sharing.) :)

We hope you are inspired to create something special for World Card Making Day. If you do make a card please stop by the Designed To Color Facebook Page to share your creations. We would love to see them!!
Have a great weekend!


  1. how could anyone find her spooky she's just super cute, thanks for sharing and happy world card making day

  2. Sweet card & great tip!

  3. Adorable card and image! Great tip....thank you!

  4. Happy WCMD!!! So happy to have you join us on the hop - LOVE that tip. I hardly ever use my greys to add more depth or tone down a color. There are a few that I can think of that would be awesome to try for this tip. I love how you colored this cute image. So cute! **hugs**

  5. Anonymous11:56 AM

    She is so cute! Great papers and wonderful tip! Happy World Card Making Day!

  6. OMGee! Adorable card! And thanks for such a great tip!

  7. she is adorable, great colouring x

  8. she's totally adorable! and i absolutely love how you've colored the image so brightly and popped it up against some drab papers - makes for a LOT of interest and she just leaps off the card! :) thanks for the tip - will have to see if it also works with my Spectrum Noirs!

  9. I love CC Design stamps! Great coloring, great dp used. Love the card!! Love the coloring tip! Thanks so much and will keep it for future coloring.

  10. Very sweet card... so cuuute. Thank you very much for the coloring tip.. I didnt know that :)

  11. Such a cute little image and I love your colouring, great idea to use copics for the image and other media for the background! XOX Lucy

  12. I love this card!

  13. I love the vintage feel of your card! Thanks for the inspiration!

  14. I like your background and the bold blue in your image.

  15. Great card, Chitra! Love the papers and cute image! Terrific coloring!

  16. How cute is your little witch. Great coloring. Thanks for joining us at HIMCR this week.
    Nancy, DT

  17. Cute little witch!

    isoscia at aol dot com

  18. What a great card! I love her broom, ha-ha! That is a good tip about toning down vibrant colors. I'm always timid about wrecking hours of coloring, and now I know how to make it work!!

  19. This is so cute! I love that image and your fabulous papers! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Calender this month!
    Tammy x

  20. Beautiful colouring of image and background for this delightful creation . thanks for sharing on Kraftyhands challenge blog

  21. This is really cute. Thanks for playing at HIMCR.

  22. A great card.The image reminds me of the books I had as a child.Thank you for joining in the Kraftyhands Challenge.
    Sylvia x

  23. Ha ha, so cute!! Thanks for sharing with us at Card makin' Mamas!
    Hugs, Adina


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