Saturday, October 03, 2009
World Card Making Day
Yes, today is the big day! If you're visiting my blog for the first time via the blog tour on the World Card Making Day site, welcome! In honor of today, I'm planning on making as many cards as I can, including participating in some challenges. My first one today is Papertrey Ink's World Card Making Day Challenge #1: Japan. Woah, talk about tough! After a search on the Internet for some inspiration, I came up with this card:
I have to admit, I'm amazed that I pulled this off! I had no idea where to start, but found a ton of photos online that really helped me out. I incorporated some of the elements that I found over and over again online: red, black, gold, cherry blossoms, and other botanical prints. I stamped my main image on vellum paper to mimic the look of a Japanese screen. The red ribbon wrapped around the card and the main image reminds me of the sash on some of the Japanese kimonos I saw online.
I'm not sure how many PTI challenges I can participate in today, but I'm going to try to get in at least one more. What fun! I can't wait to see what others come up with for this unique challenge! Have a great day... and go make a card!
Stamps: Life (PTI)
Ink: gold (VersaMark), True Black, Dark Chocolate, Pure Poppy, Hibiscus (PTI)
Paper: Kraft, True Black, Linen Vellum, Pure Poppy (PTI), vellum
Other: gold paint pen, Pure Poppy satin ribbon (PTI), black button, tiny tag die for Cuttlebug (ProvoCraft), foam mounting tape (3M)