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WCMD PTI Challenge #1-Japan

Today is World Card Making Day. I would love to sit all day and make cards, but alas, I cannot. Actually, I am watching this, which I also love, because it is two days of amazing speeches and spiritual renewal. In a few days, these speeches will be available to read or watch online (and I will edit with the link). So in the 2-hour interim, I'm doing a little card making...Nothing like multitasking, right?
So Nichole, of Papertrey Ink fame has issued a few challenges today, and the first is that we incorporate influences from Japan in our card. I have chosen to use Washi paper that my friend sent me when she was living there. She knew how much I loved card making, and she saw these beautiful papers and sent them to me. They are amazingly colorful, shimmery and unique. Here are just a few:
Paper: PTI Berry Sorbet, Washi paper
Ink: Versamark
Stamps: PTI Friends 'Til the End
Other: PTI New Leaf satin ribbon, SU Gold Glory embossing powder
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  1. OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH I AM SO JEALOUS! I LOOOOOOOVE paper...maybe we can order these somewhere?? :) Love the card! TFS!

  2. Very pretty! love those papers, wow!! Also like your ribbon too :)

  3. That paper is absolutely perfect for the Japanese inspiration. I love how you did your ribbon treatment, too.

  4. W-O-W!! Original Washi paper, how cool is that for the challenge! Your card looks fantastic, Cheryl :-)

  5. Wow, your card is perfect. I love the color combo and it's just beautiful!

  6. Fun pattern paper and great ribbon element. Great take on the Japan challenge.

    It's a good life!
    Terri E.

  7. No fair! You have the most beautiful paper to make the beautiful card for Japan!!!

  8. Cheryl this is FABULOUS! and those papers oh my gosh!! STUNNING!!! Lucky you!!!!

  9. Wonderful!! Your papers are beautiful--love your ribbon on this card!

  10. What a great card! Thanks for the lovely comment on my blog!


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