Amber’s World Stamp Set for World Card Making Day: Blender Pens and Waterbrushes

CatherineCP Designs, CPD Ink, Videos, Watercolor

World Card Making Day is the first Saturday of October every year and over at StampNation, since we are a world-wide community of people that love to make cards, we celebrate this holiday in a BIG way!

During StampNation’s WCMD celebration, you’ll visit some of the Creative Team's favorite places around the world! Come explore with us and be challenged to make cards inspired by new culture, landscapes, and traditions.

We'll kick off with a members' only Live Stream on Friday at 2 pm Eastern.  Then over the course of three days you’ll get a series of 8 challenges that will help you increase your card making skills and add a global twist to your stamping style.

Meet fellow stampers from around the world, enter to win great prizes, and share your love of card making with no borders.

If you've been thinking about joining StampNation, but haven't taken the plunge yet, we are offering a $1 trial for 5 days so you can test it out!

Click here to learn more about StampNation Membership.


We also have a special stamp and die set in honor of this holiday just for us fabulous card makers!  It was illustrated by an amazingly talented lady, Amber Shaw.  Shortly after the work was done on this set, we were saddened to learn that Amber, along with her husband and son, lost their lives in a house fire.  It is a very tragic loss, but we are honored to be able to celebrate Amber and share her talents with all of you.

We are donating $2 from the sale from each set (and bundle) through the month of October to the Go Fund Me set up for her surviving children.  If you'd like to donate directly, click here for more information.

We designed this globe to be reminiscent of the StampNation globe, what a great way to celebrate World Card Making Day!  I love the gorgeous flowers on the globe, and we even included some individually so you can make your own flower bouquets!


I used two different tools to color parts of this card.

Blender Pen: this tool for coloring is like a clear marker.  Dip it into a pool of ink, or straight on top of your ink pad to pick up color.  As you color with it, the tip will clear and the ink color will get lighter.  Continue picking up color until you are done coloring, then scribble off the tip gently on scratch paper until it's clear.  Then you can go into another color.

Waterbrush:  This is a paint brush tip with a barrel that twists off and you can fill it with water.  You will get a watercolored look with this tool.

You can use both of these tools with regular cardstock, but for the best results you may want to use Watercolor Paper.  You'll be able to use more water with the Watercolor Paper and get a more blended look with your coloring.

Thank you for visiting with me today, helping to honor Amber and we hope to see you over at StampNation!

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