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Saturday, October 5, 2013

Celebrate World Card Making Day with the StampNation Design Team

This is today's second post.  To see Day Four of Inspired By Stamping's Birthday Bash sneak peeks, please go here(Or scroll down.)

Hello!

Did you know that today is World Card Making Day?  Did you even know there WAS such a day?  Well it's today, and I'd like to ask you to join me on a blog hop around the globe with the lovely and talented StampNation Design Team!

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We are traveling to each of the 16 countries we have represented in our StampNation and learning a bit about each culture and how they celebrate holidays. Then we are inspired by a photo inspiration that represents each culture.

Fun, right?!

That is where the Blog Hop comes in. We want to share this journey with YOU too!

Each DT member picked her favorite photo inspiration and card to post on her blog.  I chose to make a card representing a certain country (more on that in a bit) and used this photo as my inspiration:



Now I can honestly confess that in the nearly 3 years I lived in that country back in the '80's, I never knew that they colored eggs for certain festivals, but they're gorgeous and I love all the colors and patterns, so I chose to do a card with lots of color and pattern.





I used Gelatos on dampened watercolor paper as my medium and then heat embossed the pattern with gold embossing powder, having first applied the Versamark through a swirly stencil.



The bow is made of seam binding with some gold thread ribbon and a tiny rhinestone added for good measure. The tiny tag has been heat embossed around the edges with gold embossing powder. 
 
So now the fun continues because we are asking you to guess the country the photo comes from, then to leave a comment telling what country you think I've chosen.

One lucky commenter from each blog will win a 3-month subscription to StampNation.

Then, one Grand Prize Winner will win a 3-month subscription as well as all of the cards Catherine made for the event as well as some from the Design Team!

Remember to hop along to each DT member leaving comments along the way to increase your chance of winning!!!

Catherine Pooler

Maureen Merritt

Kristie Goulet

Heather North

Shea Marshall - (you are here!)

Monica Weaver (Guest Designer)

Thank you for joining me, and we'll see you around the hop!



Happy crafting!

*Please Note: To be eligible to win the Grand Prize, you must comment on all Design Team blogs. You do not have to answer the question correctly to be eligible to win. Comments will close on Thursday, October 10th at 11:59 pm Eastern Time. Design Team will announce winners on StampNation and their personal blogs on Friday, October 11th.

74 comments:

designbydonna said...

These eggs look like some I have from Russia. Your card is beautiful. Love that technique.

Kristie Goulet said...

You have captured the inspiration photo in your card beautifully! Love all the colors and the gold! Mwah!

Julz said...

Mexico?????

Mary Beth Krakowski said...

I think the country is the Ukraine. The card is elegant! I love the colors and the gold!

Bea Connor said...

The colors are beautiful and the gold adds elegance to the card. Beautiful!

Vianna said...

Definitely some place that was one Eastern communist bloc (the Orthodox Christians do this in Romania, Bulgaria, the many Republics of once Yugoslavia ... ). I like the way you interpreted the colors into your background.

Lisa Polley said...

Egypt. LOVE, LOVE the color of the card. I do not think I would have the same results if I tried the same technique

grandmato19 said...

All of the cards today are so brilliant! Filled with color and amazement! Thank you and Happy World Card Making Day 2013! I would guess either the Ukraine or Poland.

Teresa said...

I'll say Russia on this one. Oooo.... I love the glitter and swirls!! So want to try this technique!!!! Thanks for the idea!

lisa808 said...

I have seen a lot of beautiful eggs in Europe. I would say your picture is from the east--perhaps Chech or Russian.

WandaG_CT said...

Ukraine is my guess. What great colors.

Jamie Adcock said...

Your card is beautiful! I'm going to guess Egypt for your inspiration photo.

Letty Abad said...

Great card, love the colors

Sharon Salerno said...

Love the colors but don't have any idea what the country is.

Susan Moll said...

Oh Shea! You always blow my mind with all your bling! bling! bling! Love how you dazzled all the scroll work on your card! WCMD is so fun...isn't it??

Асель Бапанова said...

Egypt, isn't t?

maddie said...

Greeks colour eggs, but reminds me of Turkey? Anyway, great card!

Cherie said...

Gorgeous eggs! Love the colors in your card. I would guess Europe!

Claudia said...

Ukraine? Interesting way of combining the colours and effects!

Marlene said...

Russia

TrinaM said...

Love the colors that you have used on your card - gorgeous.

The country is Egypt.

Cheers
Trina

Jacky said...

Wow! Very pretty, love all the colors!

Pam said...

Great colors I think it could be India

Leslie said...

What a beautiful and detailed card!! I think the country is Egypt!

Cornelia W said...

Russia, Rumania - or some other Eastern European nation - pretty card!

Vicki L. said...

Hi Shea,
WOW!!! What a Gorgeous card! Increditable!!!
I would have to say, "Peru" or South America!

gail lowe said...

Thanks Shea for your wonderful card. I just got gelatos and hadn't tried them yet. Now I have no excuse. It's been a fun day!!

Robyn said...

Shea, I love the blended colours and the gold embossing!!

crazyscrapinmom said...

Your card is amazing, love the colors. I think the photo is from Russia.

Charlotte Burnside said...

Definately Russia. Watched a vid of someone making these once. Not me thank you!! Too intricate

Fran said...

I loved the colours of your card Shea. Great interpretation of the photo.

Elizabeth Dyson said...

The country is Egypt. WOW, what a lovely card and love the technique you've used. TFS

michelle pepper said...

oooh, I am stumped with this one...first thought was India because of the colours, then Malaysia because we do use eggs in our celebrations but I usually only see red eggs in the chinese custom...then I thought of Russia and the russian dolls came to mind....so Russia it is! What a bright and lovely card, that's so cool!

Sarah said...

Beautiful interpretation of the the picture. I would have to say some where in Europe - maybe Russia?

Pat said...

Stunning card and I am guessing Egypt as your country.

Sarah Williams said...

Russia....and STUNNING card!, absolutely beautiful!

Janette Goodall said...

The country is Egypt. Beautiful card!

Karen said...

The Ukraine or Russia, I would think. I love the way the Gelatos worked on this card. I need to get mine out and experiment!.

AngelMagicRos said...

India? Great card and photo

Paulette Habbit said...

The colors are amazing. A real WOW factor in its creation. .

coolnana72 said...

Your card is amazing. I am thinking the picture is from Egypt.

Lauren- SAHM I am said...

Wow, this is stunning! I think the picture is from Holland.

Pat said...

Bright and Stunning. I think it's Ukraine.

MezzoKat said...

Egypt for country and card. Your card is as elegant as the eggs!

Eileen said...

I think because of the colors it would be Russia or Ukraine. Thanks for the opportunity to win?

Laura Miller said...

Very fun rendition - - blending of colors and then emboss on top. I vote for Ukraine.

Kay Jantz said...

Love the colors and the gold touches. My first thought was Russia, then I thought perhaps Monaco, but a lot of the other guesses made could be right as well, so I would say it is anyone's guess!!

Sherri said...

such pretty colors on that card! love it. I would guess china

Mrs. Greene said...

Beautiful. My guess is Russia.

vikki lauer said...

Such a stunning colorful card. Love the gold going through.......

Linda Lipchak said...

Croatia was my guess but your tag said Egypt. Shocked here but love the pix and inspiration. Understand the thought of Russia, too. Pretty card.
Lynn

Heather North said...

I never thought to use a stencil for Versamark and embossing. You are brilliant Shea!

Tinstar said...

I vote for Egypt.

Love your card. Beautiful.

SJH D said...

Love love love this technique.
Susan

Joni said...

My first thought was Russia but I know it was Egypt. Beautiful interpretation.

Peg said...

Love the color. The country is Russia

Cheryl Wright said...

Love that photo, Shea, and your card is gorgeous!!

I think the country is Egypt. (But really have noooo idea!)

Carol Held said...

This was am amazing duplicate of colours, as you depicted your picture choice...the first place I thought of was Sweden...yep, I'm sticking to that!...smiles

Aunt Mary said...

Beautiful Card. And I only thought of gelato as something to eat--guess I have another something new to learn about.

Lynn Fletcher said...

Shea, didn't know you lived in this country, must have been interesting.
Very colorful eggs with neat designs. Normally I might say Ukraine, but this wasn't on the list. Egypt.

Bratnana said...

Love the gold embossing and the colors...awesome

Jacquie Southas said...

Love the depth of color from the gelatos on your card - the eggs look Eastern European to me, so I'll say Poland.

auds71 said...

wow lovely bright card! whoever received it would be so lucky, im guessing russia xx

woodray said...

Colorful and beautiful technique...would guess Russia/Ukraine...

CreativSpirit said...

Absolutely love your gorgeous card. I am guessing Egypt?

T Ervin said...

Wonderful colors My guess would be India

loceanjo said...

I am going to guess Bosnia - definite;y not the Ukraine!

Melissa F said...

I LOVE the inspiration photo! I think it is from Bali. I love the richness of the colors of the card and the gold embossing for maximum WOW factor! Gorgeous - I'd frame it!

Rufus said...

I had a Polish friend who taught me the art of Pyskani (sp?). She did beautiful eggs, these remind me of hers. And the card that you created is as beautiful as her eggs. Oh no, another thing to put on the ever growing, never shrinking crafty want list. Glelatos!
R/

Wynn Walton said...

Russia. We colour eggs here in Cyprus but usually plain red. So it's not here lol.love the vibrant colours.
Hugs Wynn xx

Jodie Stoddard said...

I really don't have any idea what country this would be, but since everyone is saying Egypt, I will go with that. It is so wonderful that you captured all the colors from the eggs into the background of your card. What an ispiration. Way to think outside the box.

Jennifer Blomquist said...

Cool idea for a card! For the country, I was going to go with Russia. :)

Nancy H said...

Looks like the Ukraine. The card is stunning!

Debbie Lamb said...

Ooh, I'm thinking either Peru or Egypt... Your card is gorgeous!