Friday, October 04, 2013

WCMD Blog Hop

Note: This is my second post for today. 
Please scroll down to see my post for the Fresh Squeezed Stamps Birthday Celebration.


I'm thrilled to participating in the World Card Making Day Blog Hop!

I still remember being in Congo last October and getting the email that 
I was a winner of the 2012 World Card Making Contest. 
I'm pretty sure I must have squealed out loud, because I remember having to explain 
to my team (of four men!) that I'd won. 
And that it was a pretty big deal. ;)

For the blog hop, today, we were challenged to create a card in the same category in which we won.

Mine was birthday.

So, here's my birthday card....


I stamped my feather stamps into Versamark and then into dye ink before stamping them 
onto vellum  and heat embossing them with clear embossing powder. 
I cut them out by hand and adhered them onto my cardstock background, 
which I'd stamped with the sentiment before running it through my diecutting machine 
with my woodgrain impression plate. 
This cardstock panel was adhered to a piece of Teresa Collins patterned paper 
and a button and some twine finish it off.

So, the next stop on the hop is the incredibly talented Lorena Cantó Lavería.

And, if you'd like to start at the beginning, here's the full blog hop list:

Leigh Penner (that's me!)

And you also might want to check out the World Card Making Day web site.
And don't forget to visit the Paper Crafts Connection Blog, where they have a nice giveaway 
in honour of the WCMD Blog Hop.

Thanks for looking!




37 comments:

Emily Leiphart said...

Gorgeous card, Leigh! I love the soft colours and vellum against the woodgrain!

Darla said...

This is so pretty, Leigh! Fantastic job on the feathers and the colors are so soft and pretty!

Lisa M said...

Beautiful card!! Your technique for showing off the detail of those feathers is just fantastic. Explaining to 4 men in the Congo...LOL..I'll giggle about that all day. :) Congrats on your win and thanks for the inspiration.

Jamie said...

Feathers!! I just love this card:)

Pamela said...

Pretty! I love the embossed feathers!

Tracey McNeely said...

Absolutely gorgeous Leigh!

Alanna said...

This is gorgeous Leigh. So very pretty.

Miriam Prantner said...

Those vellum feathers are fantastic! LOVE this!

Sue D said...

Lovely feathers--I like the stamping on vellum.

Amy#8546(TheTigersHaven) said...

I love your card. It is amazing. The feathers are wonderful.

Alexia Misso said...

Wow...love the design and color of your card, amazing! Thanks for sharing with us!

Agata Dagmara Pfister said...

Gorgeous! Those feathers are so beautiful!

TLady said...

WHAT A BEAUTIFUL JOB you've done Leigh!!!!!!!!:) Your card is QUITE ATTRACTIVE!!!!!!!!!! LOOOOOOOOOOOOVE the Feather images with the wood grain!!!!!!!:) WOW!!! AND CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!:)

Monika Reeck said...

ooh woow those feathers are wonderfull and I love the woodgrain background...really great card...love this

Noreen said...

Beautiful - I love the feathers! Your card doesn't need one thing more.

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Your feathers are amazing. Wonderful card. TFS

coco said...

Your feathers look soft enough to be real-- What a handsome card!

Tona said...

Love, love, love what you did with those feathers! Fabulous card.

TJ Butler said...

Beautiful, classy card!! Love those feathers - they look amazing!!

Lynn. G. said...

Absolutely fabulous card. Love the feathers; they are one of my FAVE's. The button and bow are perfect way to tie to card. Embossing is a great added effect!

Carol McCready said...

Your card is gorgeous.

Auntie Em said...

Congratulations on winning! I love the embossed vellum feathers. They look so light and airy on this card.
Thanks for sharing! :)

craftymom205 said...

Love the card.

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Sherri said...

Those feathers are stunning Leigh. Love the embossed background too. I missed that you won last year. How cool of an honour is that?! Congrats (only a year late, but hey...lol). Hope you enjoy celebrating tomorrow.

Wendy said...

Love your card. The use of vellum for the feathers is genius! Congrats! on winning in WCMD.

Erika said...

Pretty!! Love those feathers!

Joyce said...

This is just beautiful. And, I feel like I get to congratulate you all over again for your WCMD win.

Tracie said...

Beautiful card.

Swati said...

fantastic feathers.....

Amy said...

Such a pretty card with lovely colors!

Diane17Lynne said...

Fabulous card. It could be masculine or feminine. The colors of the feathers go perfect together. Thanks for sharing.

Kelly Griglione said...

oooh, love the feathers in vellum!! It's a great effect. Another gorgeous card, Leigh!

Denise Luscan said...

So sift and pretty! I love it!

TracyM #6773 said...

CONGRATULATIONS on being a winner!!!
Your card is SO BEAUTIFUL - LOVE your elegant vellum feathers - thank you for the inspiration :)

Marybeth said...

Congratulations! This card is gorgeous!

Scrapycandy said...

Perfection!

SchnauzerCrafts Creations said...

This is so ethereal! Love the stamping on vellum!