Jul 06 2009

Asian Artistry Final take


Well…ok…are you ready for the FINAL Control Freaks swap I did?  As I mentioned, the other two were the ones I started with, but just couldn’t get the look I wanted.  Here is what I ended up making.  Isn’t it funny how just playing with the set, you can turn out a final product so different than the original direction you were going? 

This card uses two of the new in-colors, Dusty Durango and Soft Suede.  I loved those two matched with Blush Blossom from the Soft Subtles color family!  What do you think?

I started with a base card of Blush Blossom and added a layer of Dusty Durango.  Then I took a 3-3/4 square of Soft Suede cardstock and stamped the Asian grass from Asian Artistry Level 2 stamp set in the bottom right corner with Chocolate Chip Craft Ink, let it dry, then ran it thru my Big Shot with the Texturz Kit #4 plate.  I lightly ran my Soft Suede ink pad across some of the highlights of the texture.  I mounted the Soft Suede cardstock to the Dusty Durango layer and wrapped Soft Suede Polka Dot Ribbon around to the back to hide the seam.

I used the Butterflies die and Blush Blossom cardstock to make the small butterfly.  Then I stamped on it with the Flower stamp in Asian Artistry and Dusty Durango ink.  I added two gold mini brads for the body and popped it up on the card with dimensionals.

I stamped the greeting in that Asian Artistry hostess set with Dusty Durango ink on Whisper White and punched with the Wide Oval.  I layered that on the smallest oval cut from Chocolate Chip cardstock and the Ovals Die in my Big Shot.

I was really happy with my final Control Freaks swap!  Hope you like it, too!

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Jul 6, 2009 - 12:07:06

This was one of my favorites from the swap! I just love it!

Jul 6, 2009 - 02:07:16
Michelle H said:

This is gorgeous! I really like those colors together. I have trouble incorporating Blush Blossom into my projects because it is such a light color but you did it beautifully.

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Jul 6, 2009 - 10:07:22
rose kerry said:

Love your color combo, layout and your distressed embossed background. Very pretty.

Jul 13, 2009 - 03:07:56
Sueann said: