Friday, April 06, 2012

Asian-themed and Easter-themed cards

Today I made two cards for two different challenges and they couldn't be more different ...

The first one is for CAS-ual Friday's Challenge (CFC47 - "Let the Hunt Begin" - something you'd find in an Easter Basket).  I used a digital stamp from Whimsie Doodles for the card below and had a lot of fun paper piecing the "peeps".  Hope you like.

"Hangin' with my peeps"

Stamps:  "Hangin with my peeps" (Whimsie Doodles Digital Stamps)
Paper:  Bashful Blue, Whisper White (SU!);  assorted pastel patterned paper ($1 Store)
Ink:  Pink Pirouette Stampin' Write marker (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Tombow glue, 1/8" Certainly Celery Tafetta ribbon, 1/8" Baja Breeze Tafetta ribbon, glue dot, sticky strips, and adhesives

I printed the digital stamp onto Whisper White cardstock.  I ran it through again, printing four copies onto copy paper.  I then taped pieces of different colored patterned paper over each image and ran it through the printer again.

I cut out the chicks and glued them onto the Whisper White card front.  I used the Pink Piroutte Stampin' Write marker to color in the hearts in the sentiment.

I wrapped the two thin ribbons around the top of the card front and secured them at the back.  I took a small piece of each ribbon and tied them together around the bands of ribbon that I had added to the card front; tying a half knot.  I added a glue dot under the knot to hold it in place.

I mounted the card front onto the card base of Bashful Blue cardstock.


For the second card, I made an asian-themed card for today's "Free For All" Challenge at SCS (F4A111 - Celebrate the Dragon).  I used a retired stamp set from Stampin' Up! (sorry don't know the name), lent to me by my friend Frances.  Hope you like.

"Symbol of Love"

Stamps:  Name unknown (SU!)
Paper:  Basic Black, Gold, Soft Suede, Cherry Cobbler (SU!)
Ink:  Soft Suede, Basic Black (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Big Shot, Square Lattice embossing folder (Sizzix), Foral Screen embossing folder (Cuttlebug), Nestabilities Circles die-cuts, rubber brayer, adhesives, sticky strips, glue, and dimensionals

I used the rubber brayer to add Soft Suede ink to the inside of the Floral Screen embossing folder, added a piece of Soft Suede cardstock and ran it through the Big Shot ... this is called faux letterpress technique.  I cut out the embossed cardstock with my Nestabilities circle die-cut.  I also cut out a circle frame from Basic Black cardstock.

I ran the gold cardstock through my Big Shot with the Square Lattice embossing folder, then trimmed it to size.  I cut two 1/8" strips of black cardstock and glued them on top of the gold embossed cardstock, trimming off any excess.  I cut two more 1/8" strips of black cardstock and glued them to the front of the embossed circle, trimming off any excess.  I mounted the black circle frame on top of the embossed circle.

I mounted the gold embossed cardstock to the Basic Black card base.  I mounted the framed circle to the card front, popping it up with dimensionals.

I stamped the Japanese symbol for Love in Basic Black ink onto Cherry Cobbler cardstock and trimmed to small square.  I mounted the symbol onto a thin frame of gold cardstock and then added to the card front, popping it up with dimensionals.


  1. Love both cards, but especially the Asian-themed one. The focal square contrasts so well with the circle.

  2. Love both of your cards, the Symbol of Love card is stunning! Saw your peeps card at CAS-ual Fridays!

  3. Your first card is so darn cute. The chicks in different colors are so pretty. Your second Asian themed card is stunning. You did a great job of making the "sho-ji" (Japanese screen) with the embossing folder and black strips.

  4. Both are gorgeous!!! So glad you played along with us at CAS-ual Fridays this week:)

  5. LOVE this!
    Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!


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