Good Sunday afternoon! First off, I’d like to announce that I’ve been selected as the Top Chick of the Top Ten over at the Heart 2 Heart Challenge Blog for the month of August! This means I get to be a guest designer for the month of October! Woohoo! I’m very excited about this and can’t wait to get started. Should be a fun October.
Speaking of fun, the Out of a Hat gals are hosting an Oriental Influences challenge this week. They have some really great projects showcased on their site so check it out if you have a few moments. It’s been a busy weekend but I managed to squeeze in some cardmaking time to come up with this…
I ended up using the So Fortunate digital stamp set from My Time Made Easy. It has some really nice oriental images including this cherry blossom branch, as well as, the symbols for love, happiness and good fortune – perfect for my card!I printed 2 sets of the cherry blossoms out and coloured them in with Copic markers. I then painstakingly cut out the whole branch from one copy and just the flowers from the second copy. I curled up the petals of the flowers and glued them to the branch image to get a dimensional look. A gem was added to the centre of each blossom for a bit of sparkle.I printed the Oriental characters onto a piece of red card stock, and glued the cherry blossom branch beside it. And what would this card be without a touch of gold? I would have loved to add some gold embossing but don’t own any gold embossing powder yet (it’s on my list of things to get, as Christmas is right around the corner), so I added the gold ribbon to the bottom instead.
That’s it from me today. Have a great week and I’ll be back soon with another creation of some sort. Until then happy crafting!