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Saturday, October 1, 2011

OCC....World Card Making Day


Happy Saturday Peeps, It is time for another Our Creative Corner Challenge. 
This week our hostess is the fabulous Lori Rider and she has a great challenge for us:

It's World Card Making Day! In honor of our special holiday, create a card that takes its main inspiration from a country other than your own. Please explain where you got your inspiration and how you used it on your card.
I was a bit stumped by this one and really had no ideas as to which way to go, but it finally came to me in the middle of the night, I would use the Canadian Flag as my inspiration. I have several blogging friends from up north, Dawn and Marisa  are  two of my faves and I visit their blogs daily, even if I don't comment as much as I should!

I hope my Canadian friends like this card, I tried to stay as true to the inspiration as I could. I used Very 
Vanilla and Cherry Cobbler card stock for the card. I layered the very vanilla onto a piece of cherry cobbler card stock and embossed the square lattice EF. The maple leaf is from the Stampin Up "Gently Falling" stamp set. I stamped the outline of the maple leaf with Early Espresso ink and sponged in some color with daffodil delight and cajun craze and just a bit of cherry cobbler ink.


The sentiment on here is from the Stampin Up Fabulous Phrases stamp set. I added some brads to the corners and a little jute twine bow. I keep the card very CAS and just let the "flag" shine through! :) I hope my Canadian friends and readers like the card I made and that they have my gratitude.


Be sure to check the Our Creative Corner Blog to see what the rest of the design team came up with for this fun  challenge. I hope you can find some time to play along and if you do don't forget to link it up over on the Our Creative Corner Blog so we can all see it!

Thanks for stopping by today and HAPPY STAMPING!!!!

Vicki

13 comments:

Linda Callahan said...

The Canadian stampers rock! This is a wonderful card!

Marisa said...

You rocked the flag, Vicki :) I smiled big and wide when I saw the leaf and the "flag" even before I read the write up. Huge hugs to you :) Great card!

Dawn Easton said...

Oh my gosh, my friend! Your card turned out beautifully! Wow! I KNEW right away which country you were making a card for! You rock!

Dana White said...

This is FABULOUS!! Love that you used our Canadian Flag as your inspiration - and the shading on the leaf is perfect!!

Sharon said...

You really did capture the flag. Your card is divine! I know all those paper crafters up north, will love your card! Its great!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

This is lovely, Vicki! The colors are so beautiful and I love that you used the maple leaf - your card is international and seasonal at the same time- LOL! Super take on this week's challenge.

Hope you have a great weekend.

Hugs,
Linda

Anonymous said...

Loved your card. Thanks for sharing.

Joan
MN

Tui Nathan said...

Wow ... this is great Vicki ... what a fabulous take on the challenge, that leaf is gorgeous and I love the embossed background!!! Awesome ...

Wendy said...

Beautiful card! Love everything about it, Vicki!! :)

Jennifer Rzasa said...

I love that you were inspired by a flag too! I knew right away that this was Canada....and it's just beautiful!

Marjie Kemper said...

Love all that rich texture and your sweet colored leaf. Great card, Vicki!

Karen Motz said...

LOVE the Canadian shout out!!! This is FABULOUS!!!!!

Lori Rider said...

This is great, Vicki! You really captured the feel and look of the flag on your card. I'm sure your friends up north loved it!