Friday, November 28, 2008

This card was inspired by the Global Views decorative brad that I used! The colors sort of came together once I decided to use the Asian red of the Global Views brad! This set has so many possibilities for lovely Asiatic type deiigns and you can find this stamp set, as well as many others and various supplies at

DIMENSIONS: 5”x5”, Card opens from the bottom
STAMP SETS USED: Clear Dollar Stamps Asian Plants
CARDSTOCK AND PAPERS: K&Co. “Mira” Designer Paper Collection, Paper Trey White Cardstock, Generic Black Cardstock
INKPADS: SU! Tempting Turquoise, Stazon Black Ink, Ranger Gold Embossing Powder
MARKERS: Krylon Gold Leafing Pen
ACCESSORIES AND EMBELLISHMENTS: Heat Gun, Nestabilities Regular Oval Dies, Karen Foster Click-It Hole Punch, Paper Piercing Tool, Krylon Gold Leafing Pen, American Crafts Dimensionals, Tsukineko Sponge Daubers, Prismacolor Pencils, Odorless Mineral Spirits, Blending Stumps, Global Views Decorative Brad, Offray Turquoise Satin Ribbon and Michael’s Gold Embroidered Holiday Ribbon
COLORING MEDIUM: Prismacoloring with Mineral Spirits
SPECIAL TECHNIQUES: Basic Stamping, Background Stamping, Heat Embossing, Sponging, Machine Stitching, Paper Piercing

The card base was cut from Black Cardstock to 5"x5" size, then a 4.5"x4.5" square mat was cut from K&Co. Red "Mira" Collection paper, and then a 4.25"x4.25" square mat was cut from Black Cardstock, and a 4"x4"" mat was cut from a piece of dark teal colored and patterned "Mira" Collection paper. I stamped the bamboo images from the stamps set onto the teal, patterned 4" square mat using Versamark Watermark Ink, then embossing with Ranger Gold Embossing Powder and a Heat Gun. I machine stitched around the red mat and the teal, patterned mat after embossing. The red and teal mats were edged using a Krylon Gold Leafing Pen and put aside to dry.The Asian potted flower was stamped onto Paper Trey White Cardstock and then colored with Prismacolor Pencils, blending with Mineral Spirits and a blending stump. The image was die cut using the Nestabilities Regular Oval Dies and then I sponged the edges of the stamped image oval heavily, using Stampin Up! Tempting Turquoise Ink. The corresponding black mat and red mats were cut using die cuts. I paper pierced by hand around the red mat, and then edged in gold using the Krylon Gold Leafing Pen. Using the same pen, I edged the stamped image white oval very slightly.

The sentiment was stamped with Stazon Black Ink onto Paper Trey White cardstock and then cut out by hand using an Xacto knife and straight edge. I heavily sponged the edges using Stampin Up! Tempting Turquoise Ink and then again in gold, using the Krylon Gold Leafing Pen. I punched a hole at the top of the sentiment "tag" after adhering the mat layers together, attaching a Global Views decorative brad. I stacked the ribbon with Offray Turquoise Satin Ribbon and Michael's Holiday Wire Edge Gold Embroidered Ribbon and ran a strip of that over the card horizontally and then securing on the card back with tape. The stamped image was adhered to the oval mats and then adhered to the card base using American Crafts Dimensionals. I added a big ribbon knot to the ribbon strip to adorn the card and balance all the "gold highlights". The card was finished by gluing the card base to a 5"x5" white cardstock lining.


Laurie tx stamper said...

This one is my FAV! These colors are perfect together, and that wax looking symbol thing is the perfect embellishment! I really like the double ribbon too.

Linsey said...

Ok, this one is nothing short of stunning! First, your color choices--absoutely awesome! So rich and regal and perfect for your image! And this ribbon, WOW-totally amazing! Your wax medallion is gorgeous and just brings everything together beautifully! Amazing work, my friend! Super inspiring and I love it! TFS!

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

I love these stamps. Asian style is one of my faves, and these colors are just perfect!! I need to go check out these stamps!
hugs, Jami