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.
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!!!
Shea Marshall - (you are here!)
Monica Weaver (Guest Designer)
Thank you for joining me, and we'll see you around the hop!
*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.