Thursday, March 11, 2010

Asian Artistry - Plant

Hello again,                                                                                                                                             
Today I have two more cards using the Asian Artistry stamp set. These two cards will be my last two cards using this stamp set for now. This is an old sketch from Mojo Monday. These two cards are identical. 

The only different is the round corner for the first card and the ticket corner for the second card. I like the second one better.
It took me sometime to think how to stamp the plant because I wanted the flowers to be red and the plant in gold. It would be real simple if I have had gold ink but I don't.  So  I inked the plant in Versa Mark.  Then with a wet paper towel I wiped out the Versa Mark from the flowers.  I then stamped the image and heat embossed it with gold embossing powder.  
Next, I stamped the image on  transparency  and lined it up with the gold image.  Then I took the Real Red marker and colored just the flowers section of the image. With my homemade stamp-a-majic,  I stamped the flowers.  Then outline the flowers with versa mark pen and heat embossed the flowers with clear embossing powder.  I was happy how it turn out.

Again, the cards had no sentiment. I am waiting to order the Modern Label punch so I can use it with the word window punch.  I am not a stamper.  Most of the time when I stamped the sentiment directly on the card I always messed up.  I definitely don't want to mess up these cards.  Since I created two cards for each image, I decided to make a purse for them and made them into a set. 

Here is the purse.  I always wanted to make a purse but never get around to make one until I saw Michelle's purses here.  I absolutely love her purses.   So I decided to make one.  This one looks more like a box instead of a purse but it will do for now.


I spent way too much time on this purse/box because I didn't know what I really wanted so I stopped after each layer to think what I should add next.  I decorated  around the box like this picture here.

I hope you've enjoyed today's post.  I am so glad you stopped by today.  Have a lovely day!



Patti said...

i LOVE that set! One day just have to bite the bullet and order enough to get that hostess set before it's gone. All your posts are wonderful and I see some on stampin connection too. You are very talented!

Patty O'Malley said...

Beautiful project and idea to put the cards in a purse.

Anonymous said...

Your blog is so beautiful. Congratulations.

Whimcees said...


The purse and the cards are lovely! Another wonderful project and the time spent on them shows in the finished items! Love it!

P.S. Your roses are beautiful!

Wishing you a great weekend!

Barbara Diane

Rae said...

Helen, The cards are lovely, but that purse!!! That purse is so gorgeous! Whatever time you spent on it paid off because it is beautiful! Whoever gets this gift set will be very fortunate (and happy!)