Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Japanese Elegance

Today I CASE'd a card from SCS website.  Click here to see the beautiful, original card made by Lynda Lee.  I love her soft colors and was planning on using mostly soft colors as well, but I used part of a Japanese seal that my friend Deb gave me as the decorative strip on the bowl and that influenced the turquoise flowers.  Hope you like.

"Japanese Elegance"

Stamps:  Just Believe (SU!)
Paper:  Certainly Celery, Barely Banana, Basic Black, Whisper White (SU!)
Ink:  Stampin' Write markers:  Tempting Turquoise, Certainly Celery (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  ornament punch, Japanese seal (stamp), Big Shot, Cuttlebug Corners die-cut, Sizzix Square Lattice embossing folder

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I punched the ornament from Basic Black cardstock and then cut off the top, leaving a small piece which is the stand for the bowl.  I cut off the majority of the bottom part of the ornament, leaving a very shallow dish.  I cut a thin piece from the Japanese seal and used it as the decorative strip on the bowl.

I inked the stamp with Tempting Turquoise and Certainly Celery and stamped onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  I adhered the stamped image on a larger (1/16") frame of Certainly Celery cardstock and then placed that on another larger (3/8") frame of Barely Banana cardstock.

I used my Big Shot to cut out three of the Cuttlebug corner die-cuts from Basic Black cardstock.   I ran a piece of Barely Banana cardstock through the Big Shot with the Square Lattice embossing folder.  I mounted the black die-cut corners in a row, about 1/4" from the bottom of the embossed cardstock.

I mounted all the pieces as shown in the picture above, popping up the main image with dimensionals to add depth.

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