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Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Simply Create Too Design Team


I am so excited to announce that I am now part of the Simply Create Too Design Team!

I could not tell anybody about this until today - the day of the official new design team member announcement!

I am very proud to be chosen into this fantastic team. I was a little nervous at first, but everybody has been so welcoming and nice and has put me at ease. 
I made this card for the first challenge - it is "Anything Goes" - actually my favorite type of challenge. Although it is a little different if you know that you are supposed to be the "inspiration". Usually if I see a challenge like that I just participate with whatever I have.....

I decided to use my all time favorite stamp for this occasion - the famous water droplet stamp by Ryn Tanaka

I used distress inks for a watercolor background. The Japanese maple leaves are by Stamp Camp and the sentiment is from Heidi Grace Designs by Fiskars.

I put little enamel dots on the drops and went over every drop to take away some of the underlying color to make them more 3-D. I saw that somewhere on Ryn's facebook site. This make a huge difference and it shows better in the detail pics than in the picture of the entire card.

I have some more Ryn cards coming up - she has created different water drop stamps and I immediately ordered some - although I really should have ordered ALL of them..... Next time I won't make that mistake again....

As things go - I may as well participate in the Moxie Fab watercolor challenge with this card.

I am glad I can share my joy with you - have a great day and thank you all for you kind comments!


Kim M said...

Oh congrats, Cornelia! So happy for you! You deserve it, they are lucky to have you. That's a wonderful card! I know I've said it before but I love that water droplet stamp. :-)

Mel said...

Das hast Du Dir aber auch verdient - Deine Karten sind einfach klasse!

Barbara said...

Wow, congratulations on being part of the Simply Create Too design team! Way to go, sister. I love your inspiration card, it looks amazing.

Sherrie M. said...

Congratulations my new friend! That card is simply gorgeous.

Jutta said...


I love everything about this card!:)

Kristie Goulet said...

Congrats to you! Your card is gorgeous!

Nithya Sakthirajan said...

This is awesome news.. Congrats..

Erica said...

What an awesome first entry for you. We're blessed to have your awesome talent.
Erica (SCT DT)

Ryn Tanaka said...

Hey Cornelia, a BIG huge congratulations on your first DT position :) I've enjoyed all of the cards that you have shared with me so far so I can certainly understand you being offered a DT position. This one is gorgeous! hehe, the funny thing is that I never noticed that technique with lifting ink out of the Droplets. Always something to learn. Thanks for the kind words :)

Daen'Ys said...

Wow, dieser Wassertropfenstempel hat eine magische Wirkung auf mich und ich habe ihn schon vor nicht all zu langer Zeit bei dir bewundern können!!
Deine Karte ist ein richtiger Hingucker und du hast gut daran getan, noch ein paar Highlights auf die Tropfen zu setzen. Sie sehen verblüffend echt aus und es kommt noch mehr Tiefe ins Bild!!
Ich bin wirklich tief beeindruckt von dieser Karte!

Ach ja, ich hab mir den Blog angeguckt und ich dein Portrait gesehen! Siehst sehr sympathisch aus und jetzt habe ich endlich ein Bild vor Augen, wenn ich dir schreibe ;-)

Izolda said...

Amazing news! I'm so glad for you!
The card you've created is awesome! Good DT member job!

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Gorgeous card, love what you've done with Ryn's water droplets and the leaves. Have a great day, Shirleyx

Karin said...

Wow gorgeous card, beautiful colors, great stamping!