Friday, November 28, 2008

When I was creating this card for a sneak peek sample, I was inspired by the embroidered ribbon flavor and colors! This beautiful stamp set along with many others and various supplies can be found at

DIMENSIONS: 5”x5”. Card opens from right side
STAMP SETS USED: Clear Dollar Stamps Asian Plants
CARDSTOCK AND PAPERS: Colormates Medium Spring Green, Paper Trey White Cardstock
INKPADS: SU! Old Olive Ink, Stazon Black Ink, Ranger Gold Embossing Powder
MARKERS: Krylon Gold Leafing Pen, Signo Black Gel Pen
ACCESSORIES AND EMBELLISHMENTS: Heat Gun, SU! Large Oval Punch, Karen Foster Click-It Hole Punch, Stickles Crystal Glitter Glue, American Crafts Dimensionals, Tsukineko Sponge Daubers, Martha Stewart Branch Punch, Making Memories Grommet, Michael’s Self-Adhesive Gold Beads, K&Co. White Glitter Flower, Michael’s Holiday Ribbon, Sewing Machine
SPECIAL TECHNIQUES: Basic Stamping, Background Stamping, Heat Embossing, Sponging, Machine Stitching

The card base was cut from Colormates Medium Spring Green to 5"x5" size, then a 4"x4" square mat was cut from Paper Trey White Cardtock. I edged both the light green and white mats using a Krylon Gold Leafing Pen. After the edges were dry, I stamped the bamboo background image onto the white square mat using Versamark Watermark Ink. Then sprinkled gold embossing powder over the stamped images and then heat embossed using a heat gun. I machine stitched around the edges of the light green mat and the white mat.

The sentiment was stamped onto white cardstock using Black Stazon ink. The sentiment was punched using the Large SU! Oval Punch, and then heavily sponged around the oval edge using SU! Old Olive ink. I dot doodled around the oval using a Signo Black Gel Pen. The sentiment was anchored using a Making Memories Grommet/Jumbo Eyelet that I colored using the Krylon Gold Leafing Pen (I didn't have any gold grommets at the time). Then I wrapped the green and gold sparkly ribbon around the card base and through the grommet, tying off a ribbon knot.

The big gold flower was originally a 3 layered white, glittery flower from K&Co. embellishment set. I stripped off the 2 top layers, painting the large flower with the Krylon Gold Leafing Pen and adding Stickles Crystal glitter to add dimension. I added the original white glittery flower center to the gold flower center, adhering with an American Crafts Dimensional, and embellishing with 4 medium sized self-adhesive gold beads, and a larger one for the center of the flower. I popped the whole flower up on Dimensionals, and added light and medium spring green leaves punched with the Martha Stewart branch punch and added those around the flower. I added one single large self-adhesive gold bead to the lower right corner for balance. The card was finished by gluing the card base to a 5"x5" white cardstock lining.


Laurie tx stamper said...

Oh Linda, the colors on this one is awesome and the ribbon is a perfect addition... love the oval and the flower too! Your design is perfect!

Linsey said...

Omgosh, Linda! 3 words--JAW DROPPING GORGEOUS!!! That 3 gold embossed flower with this lovely sage green is stunning! The charms are just..well, charming and the entire card design is gorgeous! Wonderful work, as always!

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Stunning!!!! Totally unexpected colors for an Asian theme, but they work marvelously!!! So elegant, and I just love how you did the sentiment hanging on that yummy ribbon!!
hugs, Jami

Linsey said...

HI Linda! I know I already left a comment on this post, but I just wanted to let you know that I nominated you for the Kreativ Blogger Award today on my may have already recieved this one, which would be no surprise since you are such an amazingly creative lady who gives so much to the stamping/crafting world. Just wanted you to know how much I admire you, my friend! hugs xoxo!

Joan Ervin said...

This is beautiful...I love the colors and how you did the sentiment with the ribbon...sooo creative!!!