Saturday, October 7, 2017

Winnie & Walter World Cardmaking Day Blog Hop


Hi everyone!  I'm so excited to be participating in Winnie & Walter's World Cardmaking Day Blog Hop again this year.  You should be arriving from Heather Hoffman's blog.

As with any good hop, there are prizes to be had!  5 random winners in total will be drawn from all the comments left on the different stops along the hop. Each winner will receive a $25 gift certificate to the Winnie & Walter shop. 

I created two cards to share today.  This first one features the Mini Scenery: Marbelize stamp.  I have been eyeing this one for a while.  To create that background, I stamped the image using my MISTI and four shades of blue ink.  Each time I stamped, I slid the paper up slightly.  This gives it more of a real marbles look where there are different colors or shades of color.  I also think in the blue this looks a lot like water.


I repeated this twice to get the two halves.  The center point of the marble image is not quite the center of the stamp, so I trimmed the pieces down slightly so that they would meet in the middle, but adhered them to my colored panel at the ends so there is a space in the middle.

Then I die cut the Peace sentiment from silver foil cardstock and popped it up over the center.


The secondary sentiment is from In Bloom: Frenchy's Festive Florals and was embossed in white and popped up as well.

My second card features the Happy Owlidays set which is just so so cute!  I kept this one pretty simple.  The owls were stamped in Versafine and then watercolored with Kuretake Gansai watercolors.


They looked a little lonely there, so I gave them a little pine bower using the pine sprig from the Winter Wonderland set.  I first stamped them using my watercolors.  Just brushing them onto the stamp.  The resulting image is pretty organic and not precise, giving more of a hint of the needles.  After those were dry, I went back in with regular ink and stamped again to get some more of the detail in there.  I stamped using a couple of shades of green to get some extra depth too.


That's all for me today, but there is lots more to see.  Your next stop in the hop is Agnieszka Malyszek, and I've included the whole list below in case you get turned around.

Winnie & Walter Blog

Kelly Griglione
Emily Leiphart
Lea Lawson
Nichol Spohr
Rebecca Luminarias
Laura Sterckx
Nina Marie Trapani
Joan Bardee
Vanessa Menhorn
Yana Smakula
Amy Kolling
Heather Hoffman
Miriam Prantner
Agnieszka Malyszek
Kate M Capper
Yoonsun Hur
Laura Bassen


74 comments:

  1. Love both your cards ..Both are totally fabulous ..especially love the way you have created the foliage on the cute owl card :)

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  2. Two amazing cards....... love the beautiful blues of card #1 and the colors/coloring of the adorable owls!!

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  3. Awesome effect with the marble stamp!

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  4. A duo of delights! Fabulous pairing of the marble and peace in the first; and who wouldn't smile at your darling cuddling owls!
    ~carol

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  5. Oooh these cards are just gorgeous - thanks for sharing:)

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  6. Love love your owl card. So simple And so beautiful with the evergreen leaves touch.

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  7. These are both beautiful!! Lovely job! ♥

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  8. The first card really feels peaceful, or am I just the only one who finds blue to be a peace-inducing color? It makes me feel so relaxed, like floating in the lake on a noodle! I want to try doing something the way you did your branches--they turned out perfect! Thank you. I just got some ideas for the project I pulled together papers for this morning.

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  9. they are so different but both terrific. the top one is so bold and graphic and the second one is simply adorable.

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  10. At first I saw rings of a tree.
    When you mentioned water - that
    makes more sense. The colors
    give movement to the water.
    Love those little owls.
    thanks for sharing.

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  11. I love the blue tree ring background look, even thou it is the marblzed stamp set. Great job. the owls are cute too.
    Erica K.

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  12. Love both cards but that peace one rocks!!!

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  13. Owls are my favorite, so I'm especially loving your second card. So cute!

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  14. Two wonderful cards today! The blue woodgrain card is especially neat!

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  15. Oh Miriam I am so glad you picked up Mini Scenery: Marbleized as you made such a stunning card with it and your owl card is so adorable! Thank you so much for joining us for WCMD!

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  16. My Gosh..Awesome cards Miriam... Love the marble effect on first and and second one is so so adorable..

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  17. Love the cute owl card, the bough added just the right touch, like how you colored them

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  18. Wow....love what you did with the marble background!! Gorgeous in blues. Love the sweet little owls, too!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  19. The peace card is so unique!

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  20. Well your owl card is adorable, but I am amazed with & LOVE the marbled background...it just so awesome looking!!

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  21. Both of your cards are wonderful! I especially love what you did with the marbelize stamp.

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  22. Wow, two fantastic cards, love the marbling, it is very different and the cute owls are so adorable, love them.
    Di.B.

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  23. Two very different and fantastic cards!

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  24. Both of your cards are pretty different but equally great !

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  25. So unique and cute! Happy World CardMaking Day!

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  26. Your first card...very creative! Second card...very sweet! Thank you.

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  27. The first one is so different, elegant and yes, very peaceful! The second one is so cute and I really love the pine bower!

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  28. Your cards are beautiful. I really like how you did the background on the first card.

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  29. Great cards! I often use the mini scenery stamps and it’s a great suggestion to cut and put together to make a full panel.

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  30. I;m so glad you posted this card - I really wished the marbled stamp would be more realistic and your instructions make is super easy to do. Looks like sliced agate, also. Between the watercolor pine sprigs and marbeling, this post is great! Thanks so much.

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  31. WOW Miriam, your marble is gorgeous, I love the colours and it does look like water as well. Your owls are adorable and the boughs are a perfect addition.

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  32. Oh my goodness! Both your cards are SOOOOO beautiful. The marbling technique is so unique. Looks like I have to get that stamp now to try it.

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  33. Cool background on the Peace card and love the cute owls.

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  34. love the blue marble. those owls are so sweet!

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  35. Lovely cards. The blue looks like wood grain to me, but it makes sense it would be more of a marbling. Very neat looking! Thanks for the ideas.

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  36. New to your blog and enjoying the inspiration very very nice cards!! Thank you for sharing your work!

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  37. Your second card is cute & your first card is simply stunning!

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  38. I am enjoying this blog hop... I’m not making cards, but I am having fun!

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  39. ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS cards Miriam!
    Your penguins are SO CUTE and your "peace" card, well all I can say is WOW! Your offset stamping and colours are so real and make such a BEAUTIFUL background and ELEGANT design!
    Thank You for sharing ... I have a MISTI now and look forward to trying your technique :)

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  40. Love the tree ring background. I'm hoping to get a stamping platform soon, so I can try out the technique.

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  41. Great cards. That first card is so eyecatching and makes such a special card. Very clever! Thanks so much for sharing.

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  42. Both your cards are lovely but I am so partial to the owl card. I also like how you did the pine needles. Fabulous.

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  43. Wow! Sweet background!! great cards

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  44. The blue card reminds of the rings in crystal rocks. So beautiful. And the penguins card is adorable. Great job on both.

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  45. The blue card looks like it is saying "Wishing you neverending Peace" because the "circles" remind me of infinity. It is so lovely in its simplicity! The owl card is adorable. Love those little owls. Thanks for sharing! This is a great release!! Happy World Cardmaking Day!

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  46. Those little owls are so sweet. I love the softness of your card.

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  47. Fabulous look on the
    first card. Your owls
    are super cute and
    love the watercoloring
    of the pines leaves.
    Carla from Utah

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  48. Fantastic cards! I love the look you created with the marble stamp on the first one and I am absolutely in love with those owls you used for your second card! Thank you for sharing!

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  49. Awesome cards! So creative on that first one! Those owls are so adorable! Think I need those. Thanks for sharing!

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  50. Wow! Your cards are amazing!! They are among my favorites that I've seen lately. Thank you!

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  51. Love what you did with the Marbleize stamp, and the owls are absolutely adorable!

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  52. Beautiful cards!! The first one is superb and the second one is adorable! :)

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  53. Wow, the first card immediately grabbed my eye and I could not take my eye off of it. Just amazing!

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  54. Wow! BNoth of your cards are adorable! My fav is the first one! Colors are amazing!!!

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  55. WOW - - You have given us some wonderful technique cards. The blue marble is gorgeous. I also really like how you created the greenery above the animal pair. Quite lovely.

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  56. Both of your cards are very pretty....the Wishing You Peace reminds me of an abstract painting. Very striking! :) Thanks for sharing and thanks also to Winnie & Walter for all the fun WCMD activities. Happy World Cardmaking Day!

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  57. Both of your cards are very pretty....the Wishing You Peace reminds me of an abstract painting. Very striking! :) Thanks for sharing and thanks also to Winnie & Walter for all the fun WCMD activities. Happy World Cardmaking Day!

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  58. Stunning cards! The first one is really unique!

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  59. Wow your first one really caught my eye with the marble look. Love the cute scene on the last.

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  60. Fabulous projects. I love how you used the wood grain background. Very cleaver. TFS

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  61. Both of your cards are great! I love the first one the most. The blues you chose are very peaceful and go perfectly with the "peace" word die. They way you moved the stamp each time you used it with the MISTI was a great idea!

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  62. WOW!! That technique with the marbelized background is spectacular and so creative. Love the way you covered up the joined section with your sentiment.

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  63. Beautiful cards! I love the marbelized background and of course love the owls!

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  64. i totally did not recognize the stamp on your first card ... great job getting that marble look!!

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  65. Fantastic cards. Love the idea, dimensions and colours on your first card. Never noticed that marbleized stamp, but I love it and how you used it. A great masculine card too,

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  66. both the cards are fantastic...

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  67. Love those stamps. Thanks for sharing.

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  68. Both the cards are so pretty..I can't decide which one I like the best..

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