Hello crafty friends and Happy World Cardmaking Day 2020. WOW! Embossing Powder is celebrating this very special day with lots of inspiration and a GIVEAWAY. Leave a comment on each blog post for a chance to win a $25 gift card to either our UK or USA stores. You have until Wednesday, October 7th at 11:59PM British Summertime to leave your comments. Winners will be announced on Thursday, October 8th.
Do you know the history and meaning of WCMD?
Cards have played an important role in social circles for hundreds of years, playing a role as a thoughtful gift all the way to a necessary part of proper etiquette. Consider, if you will, the calling card of the Victorian era, a term that has become so ubiquitous that the signature element of a bomb-maker or a criminal is said to be their ‘calling card’.
A small piece of paper bearing one’s name and often a decoration of some kind, the calling card (Also known as a visiting card) was presented to the servants of a household that it might be delivered to the masters of the house to announce visitors.
It was this era of propriety that also developed the concept of a dance card, a card specifically carried by women to fill out with the names of the men they intended to dance with that evening. After all, with so many interested parties it just made sense to keep track of them so that you could, in earnest, indicate that your dance card was full and thus politely decline an interested suitor.
Card Making Day reminds us that the best gifts come from the heart, the hands and vision of the people we love, so get out there and try making a card of your own! Nowadays, with the advancements in technology and the rise of the Internet, some people have stopped sending cards altogether. Instead, they send email cards. While there is nothing wrong with this, no one can deny that receiving a beautiful card feels a lot nicer. This is especially the case when the other person has gone to the effort of making the card!
For this fabulous blog hop I have created a Christmas card using the Texture effect additive from the WOW! Changers Lightning Kit, WOW! Red Glitz, WOW! Cramberry Sparkle Embossing Glitter, WOW! Galaxy Glow Embossing Glitter and WOW! Metallic Gold Embossing Powder.
Also, I have used this fabulous Christmas stamp set “All is Calm” by Evelin T Designs and this word die “Jolly” by Catherine Pooler Designs.