October 4, 2014

World Card Making Day 2014

Hello!!

Happy World Card Making Day!!! Luckily i found sometime last weekend to make a card for this wonderful holiday!! YAY!! I also hope to be able to spend some time in the craft room today!!


I am really in the mood to play along with challenges... the only trouble is finding the time for them all!! I'm entering this card into Newton's Nook Design WCMD Link Up! I made today's card for the Cure for the Monday Blues Challenge #31! Here is the photo inspiration:



I love the mix of yellow, pink and purple in the photo! So i pulled out Altenew's Ori Kami set and stamped the butterfly many times all over my white card base. I embossed them with white embossing powder.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Altenew
Next i used yellow and lots of water to color my panel, then i went in and colored each butterfly pink or purple adding a some yellow to the outer wings. As i did it, i went back and added more yellow to the background i thought it helped the butterflies pop out a little more. When i went to take pictures, i realized it's a lot more yellow then i intended it to be! But i still like it!!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Altenew
I set the panel aside to dry and then pulled out a white card stock strip and stamped the happiness sentiment with brown ink. After eyeballing it over my panel, i decided to add a strip of dark brown card stock along the bottom of the white strip.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Altenew
Last i added the strip across the panel with foam dots, then adhered the panel to a white card base. I thought about adding glitter or sequins or something, but after trying out some sequins i figured less is more!!

Thanks for stopping by! Hope your World Card Making Day is wonderful and full of card making!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Altenew - Ori Kami
Watercolors
Ink: Versafine - Vintage Sepia
Embossing Powder: Hero Arts - White

7 comments:

  1. Beautiful, bright cheerful card! Embossing in white and then watercoloring gave great results. I love the variety of colors in the butterflies. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Gorgeous coloring! Love how bright it is! Taking me back to summer!

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  3. This is so gorgeous and a wonderful use of the stamp set. I think this is a winner for sure!!!!

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  4. Hi Dana! Great Card - love the watercoloring! Thanks so much for linking up with our World Card-making day challenge at Newton's Nook Designs!

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  5. This is such a beauty! The yellow is wonderful, and the wings really do pop - love it :)

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  6. DANA (sorry, I do announce myself rather effusively *grin*), how amazing this card is with the techniques and images you've used! A flutter of butterflies...visual harmony in every way! LOVE this! And yep, calling winner, winner on this baby!
    ~c

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  7. Yay! I'm so happy to see you playing along with my challenge again Dana! And what a way to make a comeback - this card is zingy to perfection!! *Love* that bright yellow background and your watercolouring is superb! Thanks so much for playing to find a Cure For The Monday Blues!

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