Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Artfully Asian

I recently got an order I placed at an Aussie Craft shop and I managed to snag an awesome cuttlebug embossing folder for $2 (Shocked face). The folder is strings of paper lanterns. Anyway my first idea was to use this with my fiskars asian set which has a paper lantern stamp in it. So I did that. I wanted to see what else I could do with it so I went through my stamp sets and found and Inkadinkado Asian set.

First up I started with a black card base. I then took a piece of red Kraft core Core'dinations from the distress stack and placed it in my folder and ran it through the cuttlebug. I used my TH sanding block to reveal the kraft core and distressed the edges with my tonic distress tool.

I then used some kraft coloured cardstock to stamp the image of an asian lady with archival jet black. I stamped her on scrap paper to make a mask to cover her while I stamped the bamboo. I used Faber Castells for the bamboo as I did not want the colour to run when I coloured the lady. To watercolour the lady I used permanent carmine scribbled on my non stick craft sheet and a Tim Holtz waterbrush.

A few more quick cards to share. This first one uses K & Co paper and tan cardstock. I made two like this from the same sheet of paper, the first is love bsed the second is travel based. Very quick cards indeed . . .

The next card uses some more K & Co paper  and some bugs coloured with Faber Castells cut out, painted with homemade glimmer glaze and mounted on squares edged with distress ink :)

Thanks for sharing my journey with these cards :) I have a few more to share in the days to come including a couple of really cute baby cards featuring Jemima Puddleduck and Peter Rabbit.
Happy Scrappin'

I am entering my Asian inspired card in the following challenges;

Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Just Keep On Creating - Anything Goes
Amusing Challenge - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Texture
Crafty Cardmakers - Distressing


  1. You got a real bargain with the embossing folder, love how you have used it - a gorgeous background to your fab asian scene. The colouring is wonderful.
    Thanks for linking your card to MIM this week.
    Remember, to be in the running to win the prize from our sponsor this week just leave a comment for another entry. Be sure to mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning!
    Sandy DT

  2. I love how you brought out the texture by sanding it! The Design Team are really pleased that you joined us for the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge this week - Thank you!

  3. I spotted your lovely Asian-inspired card on MIM. Great combination of kraft and pinks, lovely masking. Love the stamped bamboo as a background for your lady image.

  4. Wow...this is a gorgeous looking card. I admire your masking abilities. The bamboo looks terrific and is so wonderfully highlighted by the sanded embossed background. Super job designing this card!!

    Thank you so much for taking the time to link up your talent and creative ideas with us at Make It Monday!
    Lisa xx

  5. A beautiful card, the distressed lanterns against the red background are perfect for the Asian look and I really like the images you've used.

    Thanks for joining in with my Distress It! challenge at Crafty Cardmakers.


  6. Beautiful card .
    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this week.


  7. Another great batch of cards. That embossing plate was a terrific find! Thanks for playing along again in my Amusing Challenges last week!

  8. you are definitely on a roll with your cards, they are all just gorgeous, so nice to see such a variety of styles.

    Thanks so much for sharing your creation at Anything goes, Just keep on creating, I hope you will continue to play along. Sorry about the the delay in leaving my comment I have been overseas and then got sick, I will be announcing the winners and will have the next challenge by 01/09 :)