Saturday, October 3, 2009

World Card Making Day!

Today is World Card Making Day. On all my favorite blogs everyone has challenges and is posting their card creations for the day, so I can't help but partake. My current all time favorite blog is {Capture the Moment}  They are having a challenge that caught my attention...winning some of their product! I love, love, love their stuff, so I HAVE to enter.

TheWCMD Challenge #1: Japan
We are traveling to Japan!

I personally have never been to Japan but my neighbors were stationed in Okinawa for three years and they were very gracious to always send us souvenirs. I have always loved the woodblock artwork and the colorful kimonos. I used this picture as my inspiration.

I did a simple card on kraft cardstock. The stamps I used were from PapertreyInk and Close to My Heart. I blocked the sides and in between the stamping with 1/4 inch quilters tape and then I pulled it off and used a gold metallic marker to the line the masked areas. The fan was created by stamping and using a watercolor technique to fill in the flowers and then I used a white signo uniball pen to fill in the spots surrounding the flowers. I then used my Scor-Pal (so glad I bought this tool) to create the fan creases. Thanks for looking and I now I have to work on the next challenges they have so I can be entered again to win the yummy product!


Chriss Blagrave said...

Beautiful card. Love the details and the shapes that we see duplicated in the patterned paper that you used. Fabulous job on this!

Nancy L. said...

its beautiful!

Lisa said...

Oh I really really love this! The fan is gorgeous!

Alyssa B said...

What a great card, really oriental and lovely, this is the best blog hop ever!

Anonymous said...

Very pretty! Love the fan and the scroll.

Terri E. said...

Great job with the fan. Great take on the Japan challenge.

It's a good life!
Terri E.