Sunday, April 3, 2011

Easter Blossoms with an Asian twist

I tried to resist it- I really did. I looked at it and really loved parts of this stamp set but was not sure about others and thought I would do without it but it kept calling to me and calling to me and I finally gave in. I am sure many of you know that feeling. I thought the branch would lend itself to a lovely Asian background and thought it would make for a nice arrangement.

The base is bridal bliss CS with a layer of basic black on top of that. I used architectural accent #2 from Sizzix to diecut the corner pieces from the black CS before I mounted it on- waste not want not!- then added a layer of crumbcake embossed with square lattice.

I inked the branches using a small stampin spot to be able to only ink the parts I wanted. ( You could use a marker) Make sure it is thoroughly dry before inking it with a bridal bliss so it does not run. I punched the 4 sided flower from itty bitty shapes punch set and added a pearl in the center in those and some of the stamped flowers as well.

The vase is the ornament punch turned upside down and trimmed in basic black. I brushed it with Illuminate top coat Smooch which makes it look like shimmer paper. so pretty.... I added a teeny piece of yuzen chiogami with a pink tone so I used it to accent the vase and a pretty little card with an Asian flare. it would make a loverly Mother's day card I thought.



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Anonymous said...

What a stunning card, absolutely loved the colours and design. Beautiful. Sara B