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World Cardmaking Day Challenge

Posted by Katy Weade

Today is World Cardmaking Day! Join Blitsy for challenges and prizes.

Happy World Cardmaking Day 2015, everybody! Today is a perfect day to get crafty making cards! We wanted to make sure to give you plenty of reasons to get into the spirit. And by "plenty of reasons" I really mean plenty of PRIZES! This is where you'll want to be for sure. We've got 5 challenges right here on the blog and another giveaway happening over on Instagram. Keep reading for all of the challenges and details.

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Challenge 1: Foil/Metallic

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We'll kick it off with a Foil/Metallic Challenge! One lucky winner will receive a Heidi Swapp Minc Starter Kit! Then you can foil EVERYTHING! The Minc machine is a heated system for foil application. You can choose from a number of items from Heidi to embellish or create your own design to apply foil to by simply printing from a toner based printer, such as a laser printer. With the foil applicator, you are able to achieve amazing, professional, gorgeous foil effects like never before!

Here's how you'll enter Challenge 1:

1. Create a card (or cards, there is no limit!) with foil OR metallic accents. We are looking for creative ways to use gold and silver metallic in your cards. Think foil, gold leaf, heat embossing, metallic colored pencils, embellishments....whatever you want! note: you do not need to link it to a Blog, but if you're able to, that is great!

2. Add your image to the link-up associated with this challenge. Be sure to add a title and your name to the entry! (example: Gold Leaf Accents by Chrissie Tobas.

3. For an additional chance to win $50 upload the same image to Instagram and use #blitsyWCMD15 (be sure to be following @blitsycrafts!)

Good luck with Challenge 1! Make sure you don't miss the rest of the challenges!

Challenge 2: Watercolor

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The second challenge is all about Watercolor. The watercolor trend isn't going anywhere, so you might as well jump on board! Show us how you incorporate watercoloring of any sort into your cards. The winner of this challenge will receive 3 Tim Holtz Mini Ink Kits (colors may vary from pictured) and a Mini Ink Storage Tin!

Here's how you'll enter Challenge 2:

1. Create a card (or cards, there is no limit!) using WATERCOLOR in any way! We are looking for creative ways to use watercolor in your cards. note: you do not need to link it to a Blog, but if you're able to, that is great!

2. Add your image to the link-up associated with this challenge. Be sure to add a title and your name to the entry! (example: Gold Leaf Accents by Chrissie Tobas.

3. For an additional chance to win $50 upload the same image to Instagram and use #blitsyWCMD15 (be sure to be following @blitsycrafts!)

Good luck with Challenge 2!

Challenge 3: Shaker Card

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The third challenge gives you a chance to pick your own prize with a $100 Blitsy Gift Card! You can buy a LOT of card making supplies from Blitsy with $100! The themes of this challenge is Shaker Cards! There are so many fun ideas for shaker cards these days! We've kicked off the challenge with a few for inspiration.

Here's how you'll enter Challenge 3:

1. Create a Shaker Card (or cards, there is no limit!).
note: you do not need to link it to a Blog, but if you're able to, that is great!

2. Add your image to the link-up associated with this challenge. Be sure to add a title and your name to the entry! (example: Gold Leaf Accents by Chrissie Tobas.

3. For an additional chance to win $50 upload the same image to Instagram and use #blitsyWCMD15 (be sure to be following @blitsycrafts!)

Good luck with Challenge 3!

Challenge 4: Faux Letter Press

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The fourth challenge has an amazing prize! You can win 2 sets of Spectrum Noir Markers and the Tray which holds all 48 markers! Check out the Blitsy deal on these going on right now! All you have to do to enter the challenge is watch THIS VIDEO, grab an embossing folder, an ink pad, and start creating!

Here's how you'll enter Challenge 4:

1. Create a card (or cards, there is no limit!) using the faux letterpress technique in this video.
note: you do not need to link it to a Blog, but if you're able to, that is great!

2. Add your image to the link-up associated with this challenge. Be sure to add a title and your name to the entry! (example: Gold Leaf Accents by Chrissie Tobas.

3. For an additional chance to win $50 upload the same image to Instagram and use #blitsyWCMD15 (be sure to be following @blitsycrafts!)

Good luck with Challenge 4!

Challenge 5: Wildcard

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The fifth challenge is a wildcard! This means you have NO EXCUSES not to join in on the fun! Plus, you could win the WRMK Fuse Tool Starter Kit! Make your own photo sleeves and pockets using this awesome new tool. Plus, use the cutting tip to make a slit in the sleeve and micro-weld strong and lasting seams using the welding tip. It is a great choice for sealing memorabilia, photos, or trinkets it makes a great way to keep sake memories. All you have to do is add ANY card to the giveaway and you could be chosen!

Here's how you'll enter Challenge 5:

1. Create ANY card (or cards, there is no limit!)
note: you do not need to link it to a Blog, but if you're able to, that is great!

2. Add your image to the link-up associated with this challenge. Be sure to add a title and your name to the entry! (example: Gold Leaf Accents by Chrissie Tobas.

3. For an additional chance to win $50 upload the same image to Instagram and use #blitsyWCMD15 (be sure to be following @blitsycrafts!)

Good luck with Challenge 5!

Are you ready? Hopefully you're already coming up with ideas to enter all of the challenges! Don't forget to play along on Instagram, too! You have until 11:59pm CST to enter each challenge. We'll announce all of the winners here on our Blog by Monday, October 5th.

Happy World Cardmaking Day! #blitsyWCMD15
Katy