World Cardmaking Day!

Happy holidays! Ok, well not yet but if you are a cardmaker, I hope you will join me in celebrating World Card Making Day!

There are soooo many blogs and websites with great give-aways today, that I thought I would treat my followers to a little sumthin' sumthin' too! Here's all you need to do:

Leave a comment in this post and tell me what technique is your favorite or what technique you would like to learn more about. If you have a creation that you would like to share, leave a link to your blog or gallery post so I can go check it out. You must leave your comment by midnight October 5th when I will randomly choose a winner. Be sure to leave your email address in your comment too!

That's all there is to it! What is the prize? A package of goodies no card-maker can be without *(that's all I'm saying for now).

I'll be back later with more artwork to share!


Terrie in AZ said...

Hi Mary,
I just was at a "Stamp Camp" and got a "Spinner Card" during a swap. I would love to learn more about how to make that type of card. We also did a technique album and I loved, loved, loved the fun flock and liquid applique!

Rachele Funk said...

I've never been a "technique junkie" even though I've subscribed before! LOL! I think the most techniquey thing I've ever done is the white crayon resist (yes there are samples on my blog). I have always wanted to try stuff with reinkers, but it seems I never allow myself time to "play" and I just fall back on what I already know how to do. Got any easy "wowie" techniques you can show me that I wouldn't be afraid to implement today? I'll check back later!

Jo said...

A technique I would love to try but have not been "brave" enough yet is soot stamping.
as for having a fav.- I realy don't, altho I do like tearing or inkingthe edges.
I, too- will check back later

Stampin Shari said...

My favorite technique is whichever one I try out LOL! I get addicted easily! At the moment it's soot stamping...even though I almost burnt one nice piece! I also love cracked glass, polished stone is a classic too!
Happy card making day!
Shari :o)

Shannon Niziolek said...

I would like to learn how to make those folded or orgami (not sure what to call it) Christmas trees. Those are so great and I have no idea how to do it! lol

Thanks Mary!
-Shannon Niziolek

HaleyD said...

My favorite technique is probably ink distressing b/c it's so easy. I also love the emerging color but that one's not as easy. I'd like to find a really good white gel pen to try the popular bandana technique. What's your fave tech?

Joy said...

Mary, I love your blog. Yesterday I signed up for your updates. I need to be inspired to start my own blog - just not enough hours in the day. A technique I really like is stamp kissing - I hardly ever do it which is quite silly since it is so easy.

Anonymous said...

Mary, Thanks for all you do to help us. My favorite thing is templates and anything shabby chic.

Alyssa Walters said...

Mary -- what a fun idea! I love to "rock 'n roll", and I want to try the technique with bleach, but I'm a big chicken!!! Thanks for all you do -- happy World Card Making Day!

Ramona said...

Hi Mary,

My favorite technique is ink distressing - easy to do and makes a big impact on everything! Love your blog - glad I found it!

Ramona at paperprincess@gmail.com

Kevin said...

I love the Create-a-shade paint. You can paint on brads, flowers, paper and you have a unique sheen that fits the colors you are working on. I love accents. I would like to learn more about using the sewing machine and stitches to the paper. Barbara at revskell@comcast.net

linda patti said...

my favorite technique right now is using punches of various shapes to make 'characters' on my cards-seseme street, frankenstein, sponge bob are a few..CUTE!!!

Syme Family said...

So this probably sounds silly, but I bought a blending pen like at least 2 years ago and have never used it. Not sure what to do with it, so any suggestions would be great! I like to paper pierce or distress in a variety of ways! Thanks!

Yvonda said...

I like to emboss. I was scared of it at first but now I am not. thanks for all that you do for us Mary. Have a great day.

Kelly said...

Hi Mary ~ my favorite technique is ink distressing ~ I do it on EVERYTHING!!! The technique I would like to learn more about is embossing with the craft heater. I have never done it, but want to learn! (my husband doesn't know it yet, but he is getting me the craft heater for Christmas!!)LOL!

Anonymous said...

my favorite technique is embossing, all types...i wish i could use a brayer like michelle http://zindorf.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com/

Kelly said...

Hey Mary,
Your blog looks great! I think my favorite technique right now is ink distressing. One thing I haven't done in a long time, but really like, is embossing velvet.

hope you've had a great World Card Making Day!


Laura said...

hey Mary-love your blog!
my newest fav tech is adding paint to my cards/layouts as journal boxes. Once the paint dries i just journal on it and add embellies like buttons and rub-ons.
great question!

Lori Brown said...

I have 2 favorite techniques,and both involve ink and easy. I love ink distressing by simply swiping the pad along the paper; gives great dimension in seconds flat! Also, love using the rubber brayer to add one color of ink to another color of cardstock for a simple patterned paper. Here's a link to that technique (although it's a little hard to see here): http://loribrown.myctmh.com/WebSites/Templates/MyCTMH/Template1.aspx?PageID=53&HighlightID=181579
Lori at thebrowns@bwsys.net

Kristin Yatso said...

Ooooh, my favorite technique (at the moment) is color emerging. I just taught it at a workshop this week and everyone loved it!

I hope I win!!!

Horsebroad said...

I'm kinda new to this, but I have tried the ink distressing, and love it. So anxious to try new ones!

Scrapbookwife said...

My favorite technique is liquid glass and simply embossing. I would love to learn anything new - I have been scrapbooking / cardmaking for five years and I still feel like the learning opportunites or creating opportunites are unlimited.
Happy Cardmaking to All
~ Connie ~

Sharon E. said...

Hi Mary and gang!
What fun this is!

I would have to say that right now my favorite technique is masking!
An oldie but goodie like me!

Happy Halloween to All!

Sharon Ellerbe