Friday, September 30, 2011

WCMD Sneaky Peek!

In honor of World Card Making Day on Saturday, October 1st, we're kicking things off one day early in a wild and wacky fashion! Have we got a challenge for you! It's all about that inner kid and why we love card making in general - we get to be creative!

So, think like a kid and share your favorite animated character.
Find a picture of that character and then, be inspired by the colors for one fun-filled color challenge! Mine is below!

We'll take entries through next Thursday, October 6th at 5PM EST. The winner of this challenge gets a fun-filled prize pack with 5 Flourishes stamp sets of our choice.

Once you're done with your creation, simply
link up on this post using our Inlinkz widget. If you upload to
Splitcoaststampers, please use the keyword FLLCWCMD11.

And now for my inspiration…Perry the Platypus from the Phineas and Ferb cartoon. I love that cartoon! I never thought in my adult life I would be watching cartoons, but with two boys I think I see them more now then I did when I was a kid!

WCMD Danielle Graphic copy

I chose the What a Catch stamp set for my color combo. I thought it worked perfectly for a masculine card.


My image is stamped on Flourishes classic white card stock and colored with Copics. I’d love to tell you the names of all the patterned paper I used, but it was all scraps and I don’t remember. I just love the map paper though, and wanted to make sure Paradise Bay showed! Who doesn’t want to fish in paradise?! I do know that the blue dot is an embossed cardstock from Bazzill. I snipped a piece of a feather and tucked it under a button and twine to mimic a fly, and added a fish charm to my sentiment.

We have lots of fun inspiration photos and great samples to share, so make sure you visit the design team ladies below!

Barbara Anders
Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence
Dawn Burnworth
Jan Marie Caruso
Julie Koerber
Stacy Morgan
Tammy Hershberger
Sharon Doolittle


petra,s cards said...

wauwwww verry stunning!!
xx petra

Carol Dee said...

Fabulous card for any fisherman. LOVE the feather and charm.

Amanda said...

Aww! I love your card and the feather piece is Brilliant! I do like that the Paradise Bay is seen perfectly! That is one great manly man, card, Danielle :)

Julie Koerber said...

Ok... I love this card Danielle -- everything you've got going on here just adds to the rest from the feather and charm to the colors and paper --- Well done!

Leslie Turner said...

Awesome guy card, Danielle! Love the colors and the embellies!

Connie MacFarlane said...

This is a great masculine card. Love your inspiration!

Leslie Miller said...

Awesome! Never heard of this cartoon, but that's what I get for not having grandkids, I guess. Your papers are perfect and coloring is divine. Didn't even notice the cool fish charm until I clicked for a close up. Love that and your button/feather accent.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Awesome guy card, perfect take on Harry. The twins love this show. I can only take it so much. ha ha

Dawn B. said...

You have the perfect embellishments for this card. I LOVE that paper. It is paradise to be fishing. I really like how you pulled this all together. Great job.

Michele Boyer said...

Fantastic, Danielle!! Love the feather!!

Ravengirl said...

HA! Love it! Those are great colors. My daughter likes Phineas and Ferb too!

stampqueen said...

Great guy card - love Phineas and Ferb!!!!

Lea L. said...

Such a great masculine card, and what fun inspiration!!

Tanya said...

Your card is gorgeous! Your coloring is beautiful, love the feather! Haha, I still watch a bunch of cartoons because of the kids too!

Joan Ervin said...

What a beautiful guy card....I have sooo much trouble with masculine designs so I really appreciate the inspiration!!!!!

Tammy Hershberger said...

This is awesome, Danielle! GREAT colors, love the map paper and the faux-fly and fish charm are fabulous!

Shirley said...

What a great guy card and I love that little fish!!