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Happy World Card Making Day! + Giveaway!

by Hero Arts October 07, 2017 306 Comments

Happy World Card Making Day, friends! We admit it, this is one of our very favorite days of the year. We hope you are able to set a little time aside today to get inky! We have a fun giveaway for you at the end of this post, but first, here's a couple cardmaking ideas from our fabulous Creative Team member, Ilina!

Today I have couple different, yet similar cards that use the Marble Bold Prints background stamp. The first time I saw this stamp it reminded me of latte art. So, my first card is a coffee inspired one. I used the Soft Brown to Cup o' Joe Ombre ink pad to stamp the Marble background onto 3 3/4" x 5" Earth mix layering paper (I used the latte hue). I stamped the images from Coffee and Croissant woodblock set onto Snow Layering papers using Intense black ink. Colored them with Chameleon pens, Color Tops and Prismacolor pencils, then I cut them out. 

Using the Circle infinity dies I cut a vellum circle and adhered the images on it. I applied adhesive on the back of the vellum under the images (so it's not visible) and adhered to the marble stamped panel. I stamped the sentiment from French Treats on Midnight mix layering paper (black) and embossed in white. I adhered to the panel, added Champagne mix sequins and adhered onto Earth mix folded cards (eggshell hue) using fun foam to add dimension.  

For the second card I decided to use the background for a Christmas-themed card, so I paired it up with Christmas Tree Trimmings woodblock set. I stamped the Marble background onto Blush layering paper (grenadine hue) using Red Royal ink. Next I stamped the images from the set onto Snow Layering paper using Red Royal, Pine, Fresh Lawn and Lime Green ink pads and die cut them using the coordinating frame cuts. 

I cut a 1/2" strip of vellum and stamped the sentiment from Vintage Christmas Wishes and embossed in white. I adhered the strip with the sentiment onto my panel (I wrapped it on the right side and adhered on the back of the panel. The other end is under the flowers and used regular adhesive because that end is not visible. Next step was to arrange and adhere all of the stamped elements. I adhered the panel onto a Snow folded note card and added sequins from the Champagne and Frost mixes. 

It wouldn't be a World CardMaking Day celebration without a giveaway, now would it? Today we have a $25 gift certificate to the Hero Arts Store - just leave us a comment and let us know what you'll be stamping today! Leave your comments by Wednesday, October 11 at 11:59pm pacific, and we'll announce the winner here on the blog shortly after.

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Crystal
Crystal

October 08, 2017

I love that background stamp…how have I missed it? I’m making – surprise! – Halloween cards for my boys. I have toget them in the mail soon as they all live in different states. ?

Pamela Sertich
Pamela Sertich

October 08, 2017

I have been working with my sunflowers and pumpkins from last months MMH. Love those poinsettia

Starqueen
Starqueen

October 08, 2017

Hey Hero! My favorite day is a holiday weekend this year- WOOHOO! I’m making Halloween cards…I have a new tradition. 13 days of Halloween!?

Rachel Walton
Rachel Walton

October 08, 2017

I will be stamping a thank you card for a terrific auto mechanic who helped me out getting my vehicle fixed in a day. I love the chance to create a fun masculine card and stretch my creative juces.

Billie A
Billie A

October 08, 2017

I love these cards. The background is stunning. I love the look and soft enough with out overtaking the main image. LOVE the stamps. I will be stamping and coloring for future blog cards. Happy world card making day to everyone.

Brenda
Brenda

October 08, 2017

Love these cards! I didn’t realize how versatile this background stamp was but it’s now at the top of my wish list! I’m working on handmade calendars this weekend – making 4 for Christmas gifts.

Kara S
Kara S

October 08, 2017

I’m working on Christmas cards. I’m starting with the star background.

shartl
shartl

October 08, 2017

Wow, that background stamp looks so different on the two cards, depending on what colors you use. Love the coffee and croissant design and that beautiful Christmas poinsettia! I stamped with my two little daughters this morning and we’re making cards for their great-grandparents.

cyndi morris
cyndi morris

October 08, 2017

Beautiful cards. That Marble Bold Prints backgound stamp is definitely going on my wish list. Today (Sunday) is family day, so I won’t be stamping today, but starting tomorrow I’ll be working on Halloween cards for my grandchildren.

Suzanne
Suzanne

October 08, 2017

Love so many of the hero arts designs. They have such versatility – when I see a card for inspiration it gives me 10 new ideas for the image immediately- thank joy for prividing such Service & dedication for the Crafting world – if you ever need any of the vintage hero art stamps for projects or articles just email & let me know – stamper of all things stampable & avid collector of rubber stamps since 1988 – thank you for the opportunity to enter your drawing

Cathy
Cathy

October 08, 2017

I am working on Christmas cards. Love both cards featured and I need to use my background stamps more. Thanks for the ideas…

Kathy H
Kathy H

October 08, 2017

Unfortunately no cardmaking for me this weekend but I loved all of the inspiration!

Liz
Liz

October 08, 2017

I will be stamping cards for my daughters high school friends that are in college

Nanette Tracy
Nanette Tracy

October 08, 2017

LOVE the Christmas set!

Stef Perry
Stef Perry

October 08, 2017

Beautiful cards, that Marble bg stamp is terrific! For world card making day I worked on a Christmas card and am anxiously awaiting delivery of my HA October kit so I can make lots more holiday cards!

Melissa SunshineHoneyBee
Melissa SunshineHoneyBee

October 08, 2017

Stamping Halloween & Christmas cards today. Wonderful creations. TY for chance to win.
Melissa
“Sunshine HoneyBee”

Barbara
Barbara

October 08, 2017

In a few minutes, I’m going to make a birthday card for one of my sibs and an anniversary card for one of our daughters and her husband. Both special days are this week - I’d better get busy!

Beverly Jordan
Beverly Jordan

October 08, 2017

Two beautiful technique cards!! Am in awe of your talented designers!

Julia D.
Julia D.

October 08, 2017

Beautiful cards! Love that background and the cards show just how versatile it is. Lovely coloring of the images! Thank you for the chance to win!

Julye Bott
Julye Bott

October 08, 2017

Love those cards and that background stamp is wonderful like nothing else I’ve seen and wonderful cards too happy world card making day to one and all.

Linda j
Linda j

October 08, 2017

I’m making Halloween cards for my niece and nephew today.

Brenda Lee
Brenda Lee

October 08, 2017

Oooohhhhh……LOVE the background stamp. Gotta get it with my next order. Fabulous cards!!! For WCMD, I worked on my Halloween treats. All done! Yay! It feels so great to have these completed early.

Tonia Sims
Tonia Sims

October 08, 2017

Love the marble background stamp! Working on Christmas cards today.

Peege04
Peege04

October 08, 2017

Really like the crossaint and coffee. Such a cozy inviting card!

Anne Wylie
Anne Wylie

October 08, 2017

I stamped Halloween cards using pumpkins from my September Monthly Hero kit. Love the marbled backgrounds!

Janet D.
Janet D.

October 08, 2017

I am stamping treat bags for my grandchildren’s birthday party. After that I will be stamping little treat cards. I will be very busy with that for a little bit. :)

Bev
Bev

October 08, 2017

Happy World Cardmaking Day to everyone at Hero Arts!!! Thank you for an opportunity to win a $25 gift certificate!!! Today I am making Fall themed “Grateful for you” Thank you cards to send to my family after a wonderful family reunion!!!

Leah Nolden
Leah Nolden

October 08, 2017

My project for World Cardmaking Day will be creating a birthday card for my mother. Her birthday is tomorrow (October 9th). I also plan to start planning out my cards I will be making for the Christmas holiday season.

Helen Gullett
Helen Gullett

October 08, 2017

Oh I will be stamping lots of Thanksgiving theme images and sentiments today.

Viktoriya
Viktoriya

October 08, 2017

Coffee and Croissant will be great this cold rainy day!

Lindar C
Lindar C

October 08, 2017

Today I’m stamping my Halloween cards and envelopes.

Marjorie Dumontier
Marjorie Dumontier

October 08, 2017

These are two great cards !! Today, I’ll probably stamp some Sympathy cards, sadly….

Angela Posch
Angela Posch

October 08, 2017

I like to think about Christmas, but I’m actually working on a birthday card for a young man.

Donna Ligon
Donna Ligon

October 08, 2017

I love the coffee card!

Dee Earnshaw
Dee Earnshaw

October 08, 2017

Gorgeous background on these cards – will be making a couple Thanksgiving cards:)

Fran Smith
Fran Smith

October 08, 2017

Love this background stamp. It can be fun or elegant. Love it and the great cards. Thanks for the ideas.

Sandi Pressley
Sandi Pressley

October 08, 2017

I will be working on cards for Halloween today. Those marbled backgrounds and cards are beautiful.

Linda Schneckenburger
Linda Schneckenburger

October 08, 2017

I made a birthday card for one of my grandsons today

Bertha
Bertha

October 08, 2017

I will be doing some background stamping with the snowflake bold print background stamp set from last year. Some versamark ink on navy and kraft, maybe clear embossing powder.

Annette P.
Annette P.

October 08, 2017

I’ll be stamping fall/Thanksgiving cards. Love the marbled background!

Karen Hasheck
Karen Hasheck

October 08, 2017

Yes I did stamp today- and everyday:) Love the cards you posted!

Mary
Mary

October 08, 2017

I’m working on a Christmas card today. I make a few of a lot of different designs.

Debbie Selby
Debbie Selby

October 08, 2017

Today I will break out the September Monthly kit to make birthday cards for relatives who have Late October birthdays.

Jodi C
Jodi C

October 08, 2017

Wow! Beautiful cards! This weekend I am watercoloring images for cards and today I will be finishing a winter card and a critter card?. Thank you for the chance to win!

Jeanne Beam
Jeanne Beam

October 08, 2017

Great cards. I have two thinking of you cards that I want to finish and I want made some fall cards. Thanks for sharing and have a blessed day.

Jackie
Jackie

October 08, 2017

I’m going to be making a Thinking of You card, for a friend who is fighting a cancer battle. Love the background stamp on this, but I might emboss my background, given that I don’t have that stamp!

Diane
Diane

October 08, 2017

Love the cards. I’ll be using my marbled stamp to make some Christmas cards.

Laura P.
Laura P.

October 08, 2017

I will be stamping Halloween cards for all of my nieces and nephews.

Love the marble background and th French press coffee pot!

Carol Ann
Carol Ann

October 08, 2017

I’m making a set of cards to give as a housewarming gift with my favorite HA stamp – Poppy Background CG140. Embossed in white powder and then water colored with Distress Ink. Beautiful! Happy Card Making Day, all!

Colleen Howell
Colleen Howell

October 08, 2017

I had to work all day so did not get to make a card on the 7th, but off today so will be making some today. I plan on making some birthday cards, then Thanksgiving cards.

Lin Brandyberry
Lin Brandyberry

October 08, 2017

I made 3 October birthday cards! Love this background – thanks for showing us!

J Beran
J Beran

October 08, 2017

Love these cards. I made 10 Holiday cards an enjoyed it so much, I may replicate again Sunday.

Martin Jeanne-Marie
Martin Jeanne-Marie

October 08, 2017

I love the marble background! It reminds me on the coffee card of when you can get those lattes with the cream in shapes on top. Such pretty cards!

Amy C.
Amy C.

October 08, 2017

I’ll be working on fall tags for my church. They are hoping give out some treats to all the volunteers in November.

Neudorf Terry
Neudorf Terry

October 08, 2017

I did a watercolor technique then stamp an African scene over the top

Amy McCue
Amy McCue

October 08, 2017

Gorgeous background! I wish I had ordered that with the last kit!

Nicole B
Nicole B

October 08, 2017

I’ve never seen that background stamp in action before; I really like it! Today I’m making a bunch of thank-you tags to attach to treats for the office.

Kailash
Kailash

October 08, 2017

I will be enjoying spending the day with a crafting friend so will definitely be stamping and having fun:-)))

Robin P
Robin P

October 08, 2017

Wow that marble background stamp is so versatile. Love your cards.

Aidé Cerón
Aidé Cerón

October 08, 2017

Hi HeroArts friend! Today I’m going to make some thanksgiving cards since this week I received my kit. Yey!

Phi
Phi

October 08, 2017

Happy world cardmaking day! It’s one of my bestie’s birthday next week so today I’m making her birthday card.

BeverlyBL
BeverlyBL

October 08, 2017

I need to get moving on my Halloween cards.

JanetB
JanetB

October 08, 2017

I love how the Marbled Bold Prints background stamp looks on both of these cards. I wasn’t in my craft room all WCMD, but hope to get in there today and make a birthday card for a friend.

Teresa Doyle
Teresa Doyle

October 08, 2017

WOW Ilina, these are gorgeous cards! I love this background and the focal images are awesome on it. Very nice!
Today I will be making multiple sets of recipe cards to donate to a bake sale table at my grandsons school. (Its a great day to do it as it I have laryngitis so I can’t talk to anyone, no distractions! LOL)

Pennie Artz-Glasser
Pennie Artz-Glasser

October 08, 2017

I will be stamping lots of things as I am at a card retreat.

Henriëtte
Henriëtte

October 08, 2017

What beautiful cards, nice to see that you have chosen for 2 verry differend cards with the same background stamp. I love this background stamp and it shows very versatile.
Unfortunately nostamping this day because I am sorting all stamps and then …. I have more overview, everything is easier to find and more time for stamping.
Thank you Ilina for your great inspiration and everyone a very happy World Card Making Day!

Laine Auler
Laine Auler

October 08, 2017

I will be getting inky with my September and August My monthly hero kit :)

Francine
Francine

October 08, 2017

WCMD was a busy day for me, but I did find some time at the end of the day to stamp a bit. Nothing complete, but I did get some time in. Thanks for the give away supporting the day!

sandra krouse
sandra krouse

October 08, 2017

Love the cards shown, especially the crossaint! I spent World Card Making Day, making various cards ALL DAY at my first ever scrapbooking/cardmaking event. I had never been and it was such great fun to attend. My next event is already scheduled for 2 weeks away, I cannot wait!!

Oliev
Oliev

October 08, 2017

Awesome cards!
I’m going to make a thank you card for a friend today:-)

Linda M.
Linda M.

October 08, 2017

Beautiful cards! I’m out of town visiting my son so I won’t be able to do any stamping today. Once I get home, I’ll start workin on Halloween and Christmas cards.

Theta
Theta

October 08, 2017

Love these two cards!

Today I have been working on my next years Birthday Happy Mail. I have to get them done before I start on the Christmas Happy Mail (and before I receive October’s kit). Lots of stamping and die cutting going on here!

Ute (beru-crafts)
Ute (beru-crafts)

October 08, 2017

Oh, what for stunning cards you are showing… Love them… Today I colored a free stamp from Vanilla Arts, to learn techniques… I love also Hero Arts stamps and I think the next card will be from the last Hero Art kit… a THANK you card or so… I am not sure yet…, but if I win (was never happened before), than I would use the great gift certificate for the Circle infinity dies, I fall in love with them :) Hugs Ute

Mary W
Mary W

October 08, 2017

Between watching my laptop for great inspiration and daily stuff, I managed to make several Breast Cancer Awareness encouragement cards for friends that are working so hard to get through this horrible disease. Thanks for all the designers that keep providing beautiful, cute, funny, novel, cards and ideas today and everyday. You all are the best!

Isabel Z
Isabel Z

October 08, 2017

I will be making thank you cards and thank you for always inspiring me.

Jessica Monte
Jessica Monte

October 08, 2017

Oh I am going to start stamping my envelopes and get some mail art done.

Becca Yahrling
Becca Yahrling

October 08, 2017

I started making a couple of cards to get ready for the Cat Lovers hop later this month and also a thank you card.
Both cards are beautiful, Ilina. Love that BG stamp, too.

Heidi Macy
Heidi Macy

October 08, 2017

Unfortunately, I didn’t have time to stamp yesterday. Hopefully soon! Love your cards!

Sophia Blair
Sophia Blair

October 08, 2017

Gorgeous cards! I am starting on my Christmas cards today!

Christina Remter
Christina Remter

October 07, 2017

love the designs of these cards. I am currently working on Christmas cards.

Christina
Christina

October 07, 2017

I love the cards I am making christmas cards and get well soon cards

Michelle
Michelle

October 07, 2017

I’ll be stamping some Christmas cards!

Sheila
Sheila

October 07, 2017

Hi there!
October is a big birthday month in my family, so I’ll be stamping up a storm of cards! Yay!!

Denise Bryant
Denise Bryant

October 07, 2017

Love those backgrounds! Beautiful cards!
To celebrate WCMD, I ordered your Winter Hearth set! And I did some die cutting to get ready for making some holiday cards!

Denise Dolder
Denise Dolder

October 07, 2017

I love these! I’m making flower cards for hurricane relief.

Kendra
Kendra

October 07, 2017

I adore your croissant card! Thanks for the ideas.

Michelle P
Michelle P

October 07, 2017

Today, I made a spooky card with distress inks and mists of water. Never tried it before. Was fun.

Tracy A
Tracy A

October 07, 2017

I worked on some Halloween cards today. On to Thanksgiving cards next.

Kelly Santi
Kelly Santi

October 07, 2017

What a joyous day to celebrate this beautiful craft with friends and have our very own day! I was lucky to stamp and color today and make a card about friendships and blessings and reasons to be happy! Thank you for all you do, Hero Arts! ❤️

Trina P.
Trina P.

October 07, 2017

Started working on some Christmas cards and DT cards with some NBUS stamp sets.
Beautiful cards. Love that background.

Leah D'Auria
Leah D'Auria

October 07, 2017

I’ve been working on some October bday cards and a bunch of Christmas cards. I can’t wait to get the October kit to start playing. I’ve also been working on some backgrounds so I’ll be all ready to go when it arrives. Happy World Cardmaking Day!

Tracy
Tracy

October 07, 2017

I actually introduced someone to card making today, she had been sent a hand made card and wanted to know how to do something like it, so we did die cutting and a little bit of stamping, and I also worked on some halloween and fall cards.

Eugenia Redmond
Eugenia Redmond

October 07, 2017

I stamped today using the hero arts layering hibiscus stamps to make an embossed card background!

Miriam
Miriam

October 07, 2017

I stamped some layering pumpkins today!

Christi Steger
Christi Steger

October 07, 2017

I love that background stamp. I see a coffee card and I set aside time to make one. Thanks for the tips

Jacquie
Jacquie

October 07, 2017

I’m working on some embossed relief thank you cards and tying up details on a set of peacock cards I made with my layering stamp from hero arts!

I love how the swirl background image is used in two totally different contexts here. The coffee one almost makes you smell it with that great texture and pretty image!

Kaylene Matyas
Kaylene Matyas

October 07, 2017

Cardmaking is so much fun. Beautiful cards, and I hope I get some time to stamp today too.

Lurdez Castello
Lurdez Castello

October 07, 2017

Thanksgiving day cards will be my project for what is left of the day.

Jody V
Jody V

October 07, 2017

I was just going to stamp out some Christmas stuff to see what wanted to use for my Christmas card and Christmas tag exchanges. Thank you.

Sybil Stephens
Sybil Stephens

October 07, 2017

I love the card, the background is really pretty! I will be making some Christmas cards! Thanks for the chance to win.