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)

13 comments:

Rhynah said...

Hi and greetings from Finland!

It's my first time visiting your blog and I just wanted to wish you a Happy World Card Making Day!

Marge said...

Jennifer, this is f-a-b-u-l-o-u-s! I'd say you nailed the challenge! #2 challenge (Mexico) has me stumped!!! ;-{ Thanks for leaving your sweet comment on my blog!!!

Lisa said...

Ohhh this is just lovely!! I love that stamp set!!!

Tracey Cuccia said...

beautiful! love this stamp set too! :)

ljurecek said...

This turned out fantastic! Great take on the challenge!

Helen F. said...

OH MY ~ this is gorgeous! Love the colors you used for your fabulous card.

Dana said...

Just gorgeous!! Love the color combo you picked and your use of vellum on top of the cardstock.

Rebecca said...

I like how you added the little flower to the big leafy plant. I've always wanted to do that, but haven't been able to pull it off yet. Your blog background is so beautiful, also. Enjoy your day making cards.

Alicia said...

The colors are lovely. Nice work!

travelingmama said...

This is beautiful! I love your style!

Terri E. said...

You did a really nice job. Great take on the Japan challenge.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Jessica said...

I really like your creation!!! Great take on the challenge :)

Sue Lelli said...

Just beautiful! Great take on Japan!

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