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Monday, June 11, 2007

Artfully Asian Revisited!!!

Ok, yesterday I post a card using he same colors as another card I previously posted and today I post one using the same stamp set. I actually put them away!!! I was working on this card off and on all day. I wasn't sure where I was going with it. When I make a card I start out with the stamped image and go from there. With this card I started out with the background. WOW, that was totally out of my comfort zone. That is why I was working on it off and on today. I'd leave it alone and come back only to see something else that I thougth would make it a better card. Finally it all went together and this is what I ended up with!

I used Basic Black card stock for the base of the card. I added a layer of Bravo Burgundy on top of that. I used the Recollections decorative paper for the top layer. I put it in the Cuddlebug folder and ran it through my Sizzix machine. Then I loaded up my brayer with Bravo Burgundy ink and wheeled a little of it off first and then went over the decorative paper. I taped that down and then proceeded to color in the flowers on the stamped image. I used watercolor paper and Staz-on black ink because I was going to be using my blender pen. The fluids in the blender pen (Glycerin I believe) will pick up the regular black ink. When I was done coloring I sponged he edges with Bravo Burgundy and then lightly sponged the top of the watercolor paper to tone it down a little. This is where I got stuck for most most of the afternoon. I wanted a small quarter circle in the bottom right corner but it just didn't look right. SO I remembered doing a card a while back using a half circle. I think it was one of the challenges at SplitCoast. Anyway, I cut out two circles using the Coluzzle. I cut them in half (just in case I wanted to make two cards!!! - Like that's going to happen today!!!) The circle was just too blah so I ran that though the Cuddlebug too and brayerd across the top of it with Very Vanilla.

Now for those of you who do not have a the Cuddlebug folders (which I've been told can be used with a rolling pin - what's a rolling pin???? LOL I would think you'd need a bit more pressure but then again I don't have a rolling pin to find out). You will need a background stamp to get the effect close to this. You can emboss it using the Burgundy EP or the Bravo Burgundy Craft Pad and clear EP. I would try the Lace Background stamp on the decorative paper. It will give it a nice effect over the decorative paper.

And for the circle I would just use clear EP and the Lace background stamp. It should be enough to make that area not so blah. There are ways to make these cards without some of the extra things out there. Though some of these extra things are fun to play with!

All in all I was happy with the end results!

Thank you for stopping by,


Melissa said...

This looks so Victorian! Love it!

Nikki Bond said...

Wow! It is just beautiful!!! I cant wait to get my embossing folders I ordered!! TSF

Michele Kovack said...

I love this card! I really need to get that embossing template....the ONLY one I don't have....can you believe it? BLog candy is calling my name...I can hear it! LOL!

June Houck said...

Gorgeous! I like this one even better than the previous.

Trish D said...

GORGEOUS!!!!!! Artfully Asian is one of my favorite sets, and I just love what you've done with it here

Kristine said...

WOW...I'm so blown away right now by that awesome background you created!! I can actually make that too since I have that folder and paper, WOOHOO!! :) You're soo brilliant, and thanks for sharing with us. It's really beautiful!