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!