Mar 08 2010

Asian Artistry

Hi everyone!  I'm back from the LONG weekend stamping retreat, but still have my friend, Linda, here today.  Wow…the time went by SO fast!  I couldn't believe it!  Seems like we just unpacked everything and it was time to pack it all pack up.  I love getting together with this group of women!  All so VERY talented.  There were about 30 of us there this time.  In the fall, there are always about 45-50!


I did get a lot done.  I made up the Bridal Shower Invitations for my future daughter-in-law's shower in a few weeks.  I also did a lot of sympathy cards for my mother-in-law since she told me she was out.  I taught a lot of people how to make the paper roses that are so popular again right now.  I remember making them so many years ago from the Carol Duvall Show!


Today's card is adapting one I found online using Stampin' Up!'s set, Asian Artistry.  It is one of the Level 2 Hostess Sets you can earn.  I've had several hostesses order this set recently, so here is an idea for them!  Very easy to mass produce!


I started with a base of Dusty Durango.  On top of that is a Whisper White layer that I ran thru the Big Shot with the Perfect Polka Dots Impressions Folder.  I added a strip of Always Artichoke cardstock and stamped Sharing your Sorrow from Thoughts and Prayers Stamp Set.  I added a band of Black Satin Ribbon (goes perfectly with the Asian theme of the card!) 


For the focal piece, I stamped the bamboo and bird from Asian Artistry in Always Artichoke on Whisper White and layered it onto Dusty Durango cardstock.  This panel was popped up with Dimensionals.  I watercolored the bird with my Dusty Durango Stampin' Write Marker and AquaPainter.


Not too bad for doing these at 2:00 AM in the morning, huh?  lol!  Hope you have a great week!

One Person has left comments on this post

Oct 9, 2010 - 10:10:49
Cookie said:

I love the simplicity of this card… thank you for sharing your wonderful creativity and by the way, at 2:00 am, I can't function….smiles…