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September 24, 2020

Happy 75th Birthday, Nancy! W-O-W!

Hello Stamplings!

Who needs a break from all the worrisome and exhausting events happening around the world? You do! 

Well, I do, that's for dang shur! And if you do, too, then there's a virtual birthday party happening at Stamping With Loll's blog in celebration of the 75th birthday of our dear friend Nancy of Scandinancy Creates!! Lolly is having an InLinkz party for two weeks, so you can make Nancy a birthday card and link up to join in the fun!🎉

This is my card for Nancy:
Altenew makes some of the most stunning Washi tapes in gigundo rolls and I fell in love with this leafy delight. I don't know if you can see, but it is shot through with gold! For this design, I added a stitched frame, a sticker butterfly from the stash I'm trying to use up, and a fun sediment strip.

A few weeks ago I made 38 cards using my roll of this tape. I think I came up with ten different designs and here are a coupla three of them:
Have a spectacular milestone birthday, Nancy, and many many more! Mwah! Here is the cake Hammy and I made you! It's your favorite, with, of course, some bubbly!

Twofer
I love W-O-W (white-on-white) card designs. I think they are so fine. But when I go to make one, I usually start getting twitchy and want to add a little pop of color, eyeballs, a gold star, something. Not this time! This time I stuck to it and my left arm is in a sling from vigorously patting myself on the back!😇

There are only three ingredients: The NBUS framed scene with stag is "Deer Snowflake Scene" from Cottage Cutz; the two snow-laden whimsical crookedity trees are from Dee's Distinctively; and the die-cut Be Merry sediment is from GKW. The trees and sediment were made with snippets of white.

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76 comments:

HilaryJane said...

These are such a great set of cards, I was admiring the backgrounds and then you told us it is washi tape, how amazing. I like every single card you have made with it. Well done for resisting the urge to add something to your white on white Christmas card because it is perfect just the way it is xx

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Gorgeous cards with that washi tape - wow, you were productive, Darnell, to make that many!! Just love your white-on-white deer card too - hope you will consider adding it the current challenge at Christmas Kickstart too:
https://christmaskickstartchallenge.blogspot.com/2020/09/christmas-kickstart-challenge-38-white.html

Sue N said...

Wow, that washi tape is absolutely gorgeous! Love the greens and gold accents! Sue N

sannalippert said...

that is washi? wow, sooo pretty! and the cards are fab!

Julia Aston said...

I love that wide washi tape - (I have some too along with a coupla dozen or so others) AND I was the recipient of one of the other ones you show here (thank you again!) The butterfly fits right in with all the greenness and what a great sentiment - we sure all need laughter and joy - and I guess right now it's up to us to make our own! A lovely card for Nancy - your WOW card is wonderful as well - so many pretty layered die cuts! xx

Linda said...

Wow, Darnell, never would have know that was washi tape. It is so beautiful and love the butterfly that you added. It matches perfectly. Beautiful card by friend. And the others are so pretty too. Love you WOW card. Fantastic.

Glennis F said...

Super cards Darnell, I have not seen that washi here

Fikreta said...

gorgoeus cards!

Cat Craig said...

I'm sure I have a couple of rolls of Altenew washi around here. I just suck at washi tape. YOur cards however are fabulous what wonderful images on that tape. 38 cards...wow that makes the roll worth the price. YOur white on white is stunning, beautiful, elegant and definitely a WOW card in every way.

Kathleen said...

A fabulous white on white RD card, gorgeous dies and design.

Love those shades of green and images on Nancy's card too.

Kath x

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Yay - so glad you brought this beauty over to Christmas Kickstart's white-on-white challenge, Darnell - it's stunning!!

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Oh my, such wonderful cards!! That washi tape is a true delight, not surprised you fell in love! I too! :D The butterfly you added in the first one is so striking, love it!
Fabulous also the white on white, love the dimension
Happy Birthday to your friend Nancy!
Hugs

Lynette said...

Oh Darnell - your WOW card is stunning! I love it. The washi tape one is so pretty, too. Great job of making 38 cards with that roll!!

Bonnie said...

Wow! That is some awesome Washi tape, Dolly! You had just the perfect butterfly to pop on top too! Bright and cheery just like Nancy! Love your white on white card and that you were able to refrain from popping some color on top. I'm impressed that you can pat yourself on the back! LOL!

linda said...

Washi tape? Before i read that, i thought it had to be water coloured. Very striking. The wow card is impressive; i struggle without colour but the texture makes up for it. Thank you so much for playing along with the Rudolph Days Challenge.
Linda, DT
Rudolph Days

Pat said...

What a beautiful card for Nancy's birthday and love that washi tape, and 38 cards from the roll is fantastic Darnell, and that butterfly sticker is such a great match it was meant to be there. The cake looks delicious and who can resist a glass of champers. The WOW is stunning too with such a great combination of dies to make a wonderful Christmas scene. Take care. x

Leslie Miller said...

That ain't your grandmother's washi tape! Well, I suppose it could be, but you know what I mean. Gorgeous card for Nancy and I cannot believe you made 38 cards with one roll! Your white on white is amazing with all that dimension showing up so beautifully. You blow me away, Darnell!

Lisa Elton said...

You've worked your usual magic creating these fabulous Washi Tape cards! #3 cards... I had to go back and be sure I read that right ~ WOW, you go girl! Pretty holiday card too. Have a great weekend!

Sue said...

Hi Darnell, I am loving the green cards. I've not seen any Washi tape that large here.

Your Christmas card is beautiful.

Hope you have a nice day. Sue

Anita in France said...

You already know how much I love that gorgeous green and gold leafy washi, Darnell ... you sure showed us your creative prowess with this beautiful collection of cards ... they're just so lovely! Nancy will be deighted with her birthday greetings ... the butterfly couldn't be more perfect! Your W-O-W card is ... well, wow! A wonderfully crisp scene, full of texture and depth ... and Christmas magic! LYAMYEDMCA ... SEOCOTTY! Big hugs and bisous, Anita :)

Loll said...

That washi tape is AWESOME! LOVE the bright greens and the hint of gold. Very artsy and perfect for our special girl! She will love this card Dolly! Thanks for joining Nancy's Birthday Party! And great work with coming up with so many different designs using the washi tape. The ones you shared are all fabulous!

WOW! is right! Beautiful white-on-white Christmas card Dolly. So much amazing texture from your layered die-cuts. Love, Lolly

kiwimeskreations said...

Oh Darnell what an amazing selection (and number) of cards you have made - that tape is gorjuss!
Hammy is so very talented, not only brightening up your cards with schparkle, and helping you design them, but also baking too - what next!
Love your WOW card - that is spectacular
Stay safe
Blessings
Maxine

Jean said...

I think I need that washi tape. Gorgeous cards!! Love the WOW as well. very elegant.

Jeanne said...

Beautiful cards, Darnell, each and every one. That is some lovely washi tape and it makes a gorgeous backdrop for your cards. Love that you made a pile of them! Your WOW card is equally beautiful. Thanks for sharing these and that funny comic. Hope you have a great weekend.

Darlene said...

Good Morning Darnell ... so nice to come visit you this crisp, Fall Saturday morning (well at least that's what is going on here lol). Your washi cards are AMAZING and absolutely gorgeous! And how could I not love your WOW creations ... it certainly has that WOW appeal! Beautiful inspiration and I can't thank you enough for that since I have a lot on my todo list and Mr. Mojo hasn't shown up for work yet today! LOL Have a wonderful & safe weekend ahead! HUGS from Ohio!

Hilda Burton said...

The washi tape cards are gorgeous. I always get a tip of some kind that enlightens me from your blog. I love the WOW card, too. I've never been brave enough to do a completely WOW card. Now you've inspired me! Enjoy your day!

Ros Crawford said...

Oh wow!! What beautiful Washi! I haven't seen this before and your cards are spectacular! Nancy will love hers and that cake!!!! Then you even did a wonderful WOW... I always think these are difficult but you rocked it! Have a lovely weekend...

Carol L said...

I'm a lucky recipient of one of those great washi tape cards, and I never knew it was washi tape until I read it here! They're all fabulous, and so is that incredible white on white Christmas card. WOWSAH! Beautiful creations!

Daffodil Cards said...

OH! I LOVE the washi tape and what you have made with it, such gorgeously beautiful cards Darnell. The white on white is so elegant and another gorgeous make.
Keep safe
Faith x

Lisa Babitz said...

Your washi tape cards are GORGEOUS! And, like you, I have trouble leaving all white cards white, but yours looks amazing!!

Jenny L said...

Hi Darnell,
Happy Rudolf Days.
My that washi tape is gorgeous and you have created so many designs.
Love your white on white gorgeous creation.
That scene is fabulous.
Happy Birthday to Nancy.
Thank you for joining the Rudolf Challenge.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L. DT

Sandra H said...

Wow Darnell both your cards are as always gorgeous l just love your WOW card the scene is fabulous love how it stands out and the birthday card truly is another wonderful creation alone with the ones made with tape your so creative enjoy your weekend x

conil said...

Geez, I need to get out my Altenew washi tapes. That many cards in one sitting is awesome...and they're truly gorgeous. You win the mass production medal. And that white card is swoon worthy. Lovely, delicate and, surely, a winner.

JD/ Jill said...

ME!!! I'm raising my hand. I need to get away! I try! I turn off the negative news as much as possible. But it's hard to get away from it all.

Is there another planet or something that we can go to? I'm getting awfully tired of this one...SMILE!

Thank goodness we have our crafting, it is literally keepinb me going right now.

As to your great cards...always amazing, always creative! 38 cards!!! Wow. sometimes it takes me 3 days to make ONE card. I guess I'm just a little bit slow.

Keep safe, and take care

Shelly Schmidt said...

Goodness, that is Washi tape??? It is a gorgeous backing for a card- and you have made so many gorgeous cards using it!!! Beautifully done! Happy 75th to your creative friend- how can she NOT love this!!! And, I also really love your white on whote card- I am not sure I have ever successfully done one and kept it all white : ) I love the scene and the deer!

Elena C said...

Hello... I follow by email and I just couldn't help but get on your site so I could comment on this beautiful card!!! Wow... me too!!! I can't believe that's washi tape. It is gorgeous!!! I like the one with the image on the top of the paper, like an insert... that looks great too...
You are a huge inspiration to me.
I love receiving your posts.

Elena

Redanne said...

Oh wow, that washi tape is just gorgeous and so are all of the beautiful cards you made with it! I have some of that wide washi, not as beautiful, but I always forget to use it...

Your white on white is beautiful too and not a dirty fingerprint anywhere (as there would be with me - lol).

Wishing Nancy a very happy birthday. Stay safe and well. Hugs, Annie xxx

ionabunny said...

Fab cards. Your WoW is awesome. AWESOME!!! Hugz

Verna Angerhofer said...

Fantastic card designs. Both so beautiful.

Ida said...

Both of your cards are beautiful. Wow, that was Washi tape, I'll have to check it out. - Love your WOW card. Very elegant.

cuilliesocks said...

Hi there Darnell, what wonerful leafy cards, they are beautifully designed, and your Christmas card is stunning, so very elegant.
Keep well and safe Kate x

Tristan said...

What a stunning white on white card Darnell. I love the combination of die cuts. Thanks for joining us at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week. Tristan DT.

Colleen said...

OMG, I would not have known that is washi tape...you have made magnificent cards that, I love that you changed up the design. And your W-O-W card is fantastic...great job patting yourself on the back, it is tempting to just add a little red cardinal or something, but Bravo for you for sticking to the WOW!!

Debbie Mageed said...

Darnell, your W-O-W card is quite, well, WOW!! I totally love all of the wonderful layers and textures in your beautiful holiday card! Thank you for playing with us at Make My Monday and hope you can join us again soon.

TK said...

Bravo! Wonderful card for Nancy, and congrats on the 38 other spectacular cards. I also love the W-o-w, it looks so hard to pull off but you've done it beautifully!

Susan said...

That is amazingly beautiful washi tape! What a wonderful selection of cards you made with it. Also love the white on white Christmas card - just gorgeous!

And thanks for the cartoon of the baby - a good chuckle to go to bed wiht!

Billie A said...

Your first card is stunning. I love the colors.. The white on white Christmas scene is beautiful. I love the texture of the paper and the darling dies. Thanks for sharing over at Make my Monday.

Mac Mable said...

Wow ....what a stunning card for our dear friend Nancy x. Amazing washi tape and fabulous that you made 38 cards from it x. I like the vibrancy of it and they are so happy x....Loved Nancy's cake and bubbly too....x
What a dimensional and beautiful Christmas card. White on white is so classy and elegant and no wonder you patted yourself on the back ....I love it x.

sandie said...

Nancy will love this and how fab is the gold! And wow to 38 cards and adore all the designs xx

Helen said...

A beautiful set of cards, as always, Darnell!! I love the leaf washi card, but you white on white die cut Christmas card is truly stunning!! I just love white on white!! Thanks for joining us at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week. Take care:)

Jeanne H said...

A wonderful, wonderful array of cards, Darnell. Love especially the white on white one. Thanks for sharing today. Hugs to you!!

Vicki Dutcher said...

That washi tape is incredible for making beautiful cards! Lucky Nancy to being on the receiving end of one of the beauties!

Celeste Goff said...

Nancy's card is simply stunning Darnell! Happy 75th to you Nancy!

Christine Alexander said...

gorgeous cards with the washi Darnell, your little butterfly is the perfect addition. Nancy will love it :)

Donna said...

That washi tape is beautiful! So is the sampling of cards that you made, 38?! Well done! :)

Cheryl W. said...

Wow! That washi tape is A.M.A.Z.I.N.G! I love it, and what a quick way to make a stunning card. Your WOW card is pretty darn spectacular, too. Go ahead and use the other arm to continue patting yourself on the back.

Dotty Jo said...

Beautiful card, Darnell! Well done on the whole WoW experience - fun isn't it. So lovely to have you playing here again. Thanks for joining Linda and me at Christmas Kickstart, Jo x

oldpunca said...

Card for Nancy is so positive in spring green. And the use of washi tape for background is great idea. I like the sentiment. It is a little different as common birthday wishes. :-)
Wasn't there some complains regarding mojo recently? 38 cards in one week? Seriusly? ;-) Great work, my friend!
W-O-W Christmas card is very elegant. I like the scene. And I like it white, but have the same problem as you spoke about. I always need to add some red or gold. :-)
Stay safe! Hugs, Sonja

Em Louise Fairley said...

Two stunning cards, Darnell xoxo

Bobby said...

36 cards? You were on a roll, Darnell. Just a little pun about the roll of washi tape that was a great investment if you had that many ideas for using it. ;) The WOW card is just that.

Brenda said...

Wow, I would have never thought that was washi tape! It is gorgeous and the gold just takes it over the top. Your birthday card for Nancy turned out beautiful! I love it when paper or in this case, washi does the work for you. That butterfly matches perfectly and is a gorgeous one. Wow, 38 cards with this washi?!! You go girlfriend!! I love these, they are so beautiful, each one different from the other. Your W-O-W Christmas card is stunning. I love W-O-W cards and I'm proud of you for keeping it all white with no pop of color. Hope your arm heals soon! lol You have layered it up so beautifully with this scene and I love it! I turned the news off a long time ago, too much going on so better not to watched it all day. I watch enough from time to time to keep abreast of what is going on and that is it. I think you stay a bit happier if you turn it off. Hugs, Brenda

Nora Noll said...

You ROCKED the Washi tape on this. I love your sentiment strip and the addition of the butterfly sticker from your stash. Such a lovely card. I cannot believe you created 38 cards from that Washi roll!! That has to be a record!!! Your second card is lovely too with the white on white. FABULOUS design my friend!

frommycraftroom said...

WOW 38 cards! How fabulous. Love the butterfly it looks perfect for the washi tape. What an great birthday card for a milestone birthday.

Love the white on white too!

Maria said...

Oh, what gorgeous cards with the lovely washi leaf tape, Darnell! How sweet to have a birthday blog hop to celebrate Nancy’s 75th birthday! You were very busy making 38 cards! And, I’m sure everyone of them is a beauty! Also, your white on white Christmas card is lovely with the beautiful scene and wonderful deer! Take care and have a great week, hugs!!

Di said...

Wonderful cards Darnell - loving the green and gold washi here too :)

Your all white snippets card is stunning! Well done.

Email on way ASAP, just back from the groomers with one exhausted pooch!

Hugs

Di xx

Glittered Paws said...

Beautiful cards - and love love love that washi tape. Out local stamp store - well local (45 minutes away), carries a few rolls of that type of washi tape but have never played with it. Then on to your white on white, stunning - and I too thinking just a dot of color somewhere, but white on white is stunning and sands alone.

scrappymo! said...

Hi Darnell
Your White on White Christmas card is fabulous. I too struggle to just keep to the WOW. So much temptation to just add a wee bit of...

You did a fabulous job and thanks for taking part in the September Rudolph Days Challenge.

Lisa T said...

I keep looking at that washi tape and thinking buy some buy some. All the rolls are just so beautiful. I must resist, I must reist! Your cards using the tape are just gorgeous Darnell. And do you know, that I have never made a complete white card! I'd love to and yours is just fabulous! I know you resisted putting any colour on at all, but how you managed to keep Hammy at bay, I'll never know! xx

Robyn Oliver said...

Amazing washi tape and your cards Darnell are wonderful.. those greeny colours are so vibrant and Nancy's card finished with a beautiful butterfly. Thumbs up too for your white on white Christmas card.. love all the overlapping die cuts.. wonderful cards.. hugs and stay safe Robyn

nancy littrell said...

Wow...Gorgeous Washi Tape and Sticker Butterfly card my dear sweet talented, Dolly!!!! Margie was here when I received your card so we both got to see and touch your beautiful card filled with so much Love!!! I showed Margie your blog post and we loved your extra Washi tape cards too and got a chuckle out of your baby cartoon too:-)

Boy, did Lolly ever surprise me..I was smiling from ear to ear and laughing and very, very happy:-) Denny thought it was so cool too:-) We are all enjoying the gorgeous cards that still keep coming...Wow..I did not realize I had so many close Blog/SCS/ DT friends. You and I have been friends for a long time, but our 2 retreats in BC I think have made us extra special sister friends:-) I will always treasure your card and our friendship, dear Dolly:-)

Much Love and Big Hugs...Nancy

BożenA said...

Nancy will surely be very happy with this wonderful card. Yes, this ribbon is gorgeous, the gilding makes it look so elegant. And your Christmas card reminds me of the winter of my childhood. Everything was white and of no color. It was great to remember that.
xx

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Congrats on being a Top Pick at Christmas Kickstart with your gorgeous white-on-white scene, Darnell!!

Papercraft Boutique said...

Wonderful use of the gorgeous washi tape, Darnell! The butterfly is perfect to be added to the leafy scene. I'm sure Nancy loved your card, the cake, and the champagne! Hammy did a great job of decorating the cake.
The other designs of your washi tape card are wonderful too! I should get this tape! :-)
The tone-on-tone intricate die-cut layers of the Wow card is fabulous!
Take care and stay well!
Hideko xx

conil said...

Yay!...you're a finalist at Christmas Kickstart. Well-deserved congratulations.

TK said...

Congrats on Top Pick at The Flower Challenge --- your card is a beauty, that's for sure!

Greta said...

Really gorgeous BD card, Darnell! I've had that Washi in my cart a couple times, but so far haven't gotten it. Love the cards you've made--may have to give in! The white on white is a beauty!