Thursday, December 4, 2014

World Card Making Day 2014 Winner Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Papercrafts & Scrapbooking World Card Making Day 2014 Winner Blog Hop!  




You may have just come from the blog of Jacquie Southas. Her card was gorgeous!  This blog hop does not disappoint!

Wow, I am still in shock that my card was chosen as a winner!  What a great honor to have my work recognized among all these great and talented ladies!  I hope you are enjoying the blog hop!  I know we have been excited to be able to show you our work for a few weeks now :0).  It has been great learning about these fabulous ladies. 

I actually submitted two cards for the contest, one for the Christmas/Season's Greetings category and one for the Hello/Thinking of You category.  I was actually about to be really lazy and not even send the cards I made.  But I kept staring at them on my desk so I decided that since I put the effort in, I might as well submit them.  Obviously, I am so glad I did!!  

Anyway, my card submitted for the Hello/Thinking of You category was chosen as a winner, and here it is....


This card was made using all Stampin' Up! products. As a demonstrator and hobbiest I fell in love with the Four Feathers stamp set and coordinating Feathers Framelits Dies for the Big Shot. These items are in the 2014 Holiday Catalog and were some of the first items I purchased when the catalog went live earlier this fall!

For this card I used two-tones on the feathers.  First I stamped the feathers with the Baked Brown Sugar stamp pad and then added Soft Suede ink to the top part of the feather.  I stamped the feathers onto Very Vanilla cardstock and then I cut them out using the feathers framelit die and my Sizzix Big Shot. So much faster than fussy cutting!

The card itself is made from Very Vanilla cardstock.  I created a top layer (which is half an inch smaller all around than the 4-1/4" by 5-1/2" base).  The two strips of color is Color Me Autumn Designer Washi Tape, the Blackberry Bliss and Crushed Curry tape.  The "hello" greeting is from the Four You stamp set (in the annual catalog) and I stamped it using the Blackberry Bliss stamp pad.  I just love this font.  

I used a paper-piercing tool and the eclectic template to make the two lines that connect the washi tape and the greeting.

Once the lines were added I glued the bottom feather onto the card and then used dimensionals to add the second feather,

The button is a gold basic metal button threaded with metallic gold bakers twine.  I took more metallic gold bakers twine and wrapped it around my fingers a few times and then tied the small bow to the back of the button and added the button to the card with a glue dot. 

Finally, I added the decorated top layer to the base using dimensionals to a little dimension and pop to the card.

As a winner of the World Card Making Day Contest I, along with my fellow winners, received a generous box of goodies!  If I was excited about winning, you can imagine the excitement as I went through the box of goodies!  I am thrilled to be able to share my prize with you and will offer, for the first time on my blog, the chance to win some blog candy!  Simply leave me a comment by December 10th for a chance to win something from the prize pack!  I will announce the winner of the blog candy on December 11th (after a random pick).



Next on the blog hop is Tosha DelJanovan!  Please stop by and visit her blog! She just created the blog for this blog hop so I am sure she would appreciate some views ;0).  A complete list of all of the winners and a link to their respective blog is below.

1.      Jamie Greene
2.      Simone Naoum 
3.      Kristie Larsen
4.      Donna Bowman
5.      Maureen Wong
6.      Mandy LaCroix
7.      Heather Hoffman
8.      Piali Biswas
9.      Christa Laszczkowski
11.  Wendi Lau - you are here
13.  Isha Gupta
15.   Virginia Lu

Thanks for stopping by!

Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:
Four Feathers Clear-Mount Bundle by Stampin' Up!  Color Me Autumn Designer Washi Tape   Gold Basic Metal Buttons by Stampin' Up! Eclectic Paper-Piercing Pack  Paper-Piercing Tool Gold Baker's Twine  Baked Brown Sugar Classic Stampin' PadSoft Suede Classic Stampin' Pad  Very Vanilla 8-1/2 x 11 Card Stock

52 comments:

  1. Gorgeous!! Love how you pair the washi and die cuts together, and the pierced rectangle ground the 'hello' so nicely!! Congrats on your win!

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  2. what a lovely card!!! those feathers are a great touch. and so is the paper piercing <3 congrats on your win. and thanks for a chance too :)

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  3. What a beautiful, elegant card. Congratulations on being a Winner! :)

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  4. Stunning card, I love the feathers:)

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  5. Gorgeous feathers, Wendi! All the little details and layers are pulled together perfectly. Congratulations on the win :)

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  6. What a gorgeous cluster of element on the left, and I love the piercing, adds so much!

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  7. Beautiful!! Love the elements that you incorporated, Wendi! Congratulations on your well-deserved win! So very happy for you!

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  8. Gorgeous card, Wendi! Love the design and dimension! Congrats on your WCMD win :-)

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  9. I love feathers and
    your card is charming!
    Love all the techniques
    used on it.
    Carla from Utah

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  10. Beautiful card Wendi. So happy to be celebrating with you. Congratulations once again!

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  11. Pretty card - I'm thinking of die cutting lots of metallic feathers for my tree~ Congrats on your honor!

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  12. Congratulations Wendi!!! Your card is so pretty, love the feathers and the white on white background/panel! Thanks for having a giveaway too!

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  13. Congrats on your winning Wendi! Lovely card:)

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  14. Beautiful card, congratulations on your win!

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  15. I pretty much love everything about your card! The pierced lines connecting to the sentiment is clever and ties it all together and those feathers and washi are gorgeous!

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  16. Oooh, I love everything about this card!

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  17. Love the card, Wendi, and what a great idea to share your winnings as blog candy! Congratulations on the win from a fellow SISer!

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  18. Congratulations! I adore those feathers :)

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  19. AMAZING design..I LOVE the piercing...
    Congratulations on the WCMD win!

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  20. So pretty! I bet you are happy you sent them congrats!!!

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    1. Thanks Lisa! You won the blog candy! Please send me your address and I will drop the goodies in the mail!

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  21. Congrats on being a winner! Those feathers are so pretty, as is your card.

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  22. Congrats, love your card - all the texture and the color combo - awesome! Thanks for sharing!

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  23. Congratulations Wendi! Love your card and what you did with the feathers!!

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  24. Love your card, Wendi! Congratulations!
    I am your newest follower. :)

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  25. Oh this is gorgeous! Love your style! Congrats on your win and thanks for sharing your prize with a lucky crafter!

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  26. Absolutely gorgeous!! Congratulations Wendi!

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  27. I absolutely love how U did this! The feathers are perfect and the lil but of paper piercing is genius! Kudos and congrats!

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  28. wow! love that piercing on the card. fab. congrats!

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  29. What a wonderful mix of materials - they all go together perfectly! Congratulations!

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  30. Congrats on your win, Wendi, and a great card. Love the piercing tying the sentiment to the focal point, and great use of wash.

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  31. Congratulations on your win. I am glad you did decide to send your cards in. Your card is Beautiful. Wonderful job with all the details.

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  32. CONGRATULATIONS on being a WINNER Wendi!!!
    LOVE your ELEGANT card, your feathers are GORGEOUS!!!
    Your piercing from the "hello" to the washi looks FABULOUS too!!!

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  33. A very striking card. It is bold and so pretty.
    Sorry it won't be published but lots of people will see it through the hop.
    thanks for sharing.

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  34. Beautiful design and elements in your card. Congrats. Follower. :)

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  35. Your winning card is stunning, I will have to check these feathers out from Stampin Up.

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  36. It is a worthy winner of calling card, it is beautiful !!! Thanks for sharing with us!

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  37. Very pretty. I like the two toned feathers.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  38. I'm a big fan of Stampin' Up and love your card. The feathers are fabulous. Congrats on your win!

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  39. Wendi-fabulous card! Your composition is spot on-so well done! Congrats on your win! I'm so glad you mailed it too! :) enjoyed winning along with you ;)

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  40. I'm so glad you submitted this card, too! It's fabulous and so deserving of the win! Congratulations!

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  41. Great card! I absolutely love the touch of paper-piercing you've done. So clever, and everything is perfectly placed on your card. Thanks for sharing on this blog hop - congrats to you!

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  42. Congrats, so glad you did mail the card! It is beautiful, and each detail is perfect.

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  43. Congratulations on your win. I love your beautiful card.

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  44. Stunning!!!!!! Incredible card - truly amazing. Thanks for submitting your entry too!

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  45. This is just a fabulous card!! Love how you did the feathers and that piercing is such a perfect touch! Congrats on your win!! ~Maureen :)

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  46. I love the design of your card. It is simply elegant. Thanks for sharing your card and prize. Congrats.

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  47. Congrats on your huge win! Your design is so fab and eye catching, love those clusters of elements and clever piercing!
    Thanks for sharing your talent and awesome giveaway! A newest follower too!

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  48. Wendy, this is so beautiful! I love all the details on it so much. Of course its a winner!!

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