Sunday, October 4, 2009

WCMD Verve Challenge!

Happy World Cardmaking Day!!! Although it is now Sunday for those of us in Australia, we can still enjoy the cardmaking fun with our cardmaking sisters on SCS!!!

Today Verve is sponsoring a challenge hosted by none other than my friend Michelle!!! She has challenged us to make a card using the colours of a flag of the world. I chose IRELAND which is Green, White and Orange! I would love to see Ireland someday - I believe it is such a beautiful part of the world - it's just SO FAR from me!! One of my dearest friends is an Amercian who is currently living in Ireland so this is a little in honour of her. I'd also like to mention Jessie who regularly visits and comments on my blog who is a native of Ireland. :)

Not only have I used the Green, White and Orange of the Irish flag, I have also incorporated the flag as the BG! I started with a base of Old Olive and layered with White and more Old Olive. Then I took a piece of green Bali Breeze DSP, White card embossed using the new Damask Frame Combo set by Provocraft and a Orange piece of Bali Breeze DSP to create my flag background. My centerpiece has been stamped using the 2 3/8" JustRite Center and Font Set and the Times New Roman Upper Case Font (needed an extra D and A) to create the sentiment (I don't know - you just can't find a stamp that says Happy World Cardmaking Day!!!) and stamped it in Tuxedo Memento Black and cut it out with Small Circle Nestabilities. I matted it with some Old Olive cut with Large Circle Nestabilities and mounted on Pumpkin Pie cut with Large Scallop Circle Nestabilities. The flower is from SU's Pretty Amazing Stamp Set, stamped twice in Orange and once in Marigold and triple layered it with pop dots. I then added some Martha Stewart Branch punches to each side of the flower and attached some 1" White Satin Ribbon underneath the panel. I finished off by adding a large Kaisercraft Snow Pearl to the centre of the flower and a couple to the top and bottom corner of the card.

Stamps - 2 3/8" Center and Font Set (JustRite), Pretty Amazing (SU)
Paper - Old Olive, White, Pumpkin Pie, Bali Breeze DSP
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black, Orange Versacolor, Marigold Versacolor
Accessories - Small and Large Circle Nestabilities, Large Scallop Circle Nestabilities, Martha Stewart Branch Punch, 1" White Satin Ribbon, Kaisercraft Snow Pearls, Damask Frame Combo Set (Provocraft), Pop Dots.

That's all for now - a huge Happy Cardmaking Day to you all!!!! :)


Danni said...

Very pretty!! So nice!

"Tillymint" said...

Beautiful! Kathy those colours are perfect for a bright and sunny card - unlike our weather looks like day 2 of solid rain - yeah!!!

Leigh said...

Kathy, what a fabulous card. Love those colours.

Jane Wetzel said...

Hi Kathy! This is GORGEOUS...wowow! Still cking up on you even tho I dont comment much! :) hugz to ya!

Edna said...

Looks great, nice ode to the touch of Irish in us all... hopefully I will make it there some day too!

Shawna said...

Love this card, too!

Marisa said...

Love the colours you used, Kathy and the flower is fabulous. Great card :D

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is gorgeous!! I love all the dimension and colors Kathy!! You are incredible girl!!

Jessie said...

Hi Kathy! Thank you for choosing Ireland and for thinking of me :) Your card is beautiful and inspiring as always and I love the way you used the flag for the BG! Genius! Hope you had a great WCMD :) Hugs, Jessie


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