Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Asian Artistry Cards

Hello Everyone,

Thank you for stopping by again.  As you can see, lately, I am a little flowers and butterflies frantic (is that the right word?)  Every card that I've created lately, all had flowers and butterflies.  For these two cards I borrowed Sandi MacIver's gold embossing techniques.  I didn't case her card (yay!) If you are my regular readers, you knew I always had a hard time creating any card.   But I thought lately, I've made some improvement on card making.  These two cards came together pretty quick.

I didn't use watercoloring technique.  I just colored Real Red marker and on Very Vanilla card stock.  I colored two of these flowers prior to the two I used on these two cards.  I left it to dry.  After about half an hour I thought the ink would dry already.  I touched them and got smeared (grrr...). Tossed them.

So I made these two.  This time after I colored them I left them to dry at least 1 hour and guess what? They both got smeared again!  I didn't want to throw them away.  Then I used clear embossing powder to cover the flower that stopped it from smearing more.  Then I added the dragon fly to cover up the smeared parts.  I thought it work out great.
 This second card here I didn't want to use the dragon fly to cover up the smeared ink.  The ribbon covered it a little.  Don't look too close the red line is there.

Like my water mark? (smiling)  I've read a few posts recently.  There were some people out there that would just copy (images) from other blogs without the blog owners' permission and pasted the image on their own blog or magazine cover.  I am not worry about any one copy my creations but I thought it's neat to have a water mark.

Card stocks: Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Real Red
Ink: Real Red and Old Olive
Clear Embossing Powder, Gold Embossing Powder, Ribbon, Polka Dot embossing folder and Eyelet border punch.

Thank you for visiting me today.  Have a lovely day!



Whimcees said...

Hi Helen!

The cards are lovely - would not know there was anything to cover!

I love you new blog header! I can't believe it is almost Easter! Where has the time gone!

Wishing you a good day today!

Barbara Diane

sandi maciver said...

Helen, both of these cards are absolutely stunning, you should be so proud of them and thank you for sharing them with us.

Patty O'Malley said...

You ALWAYS make beautiful cards, Helen!

Jackie Thomas said...

Gorgeous cards Helen. You did an amazing job creating them. xo Jackie

MariLynn said...

Helen, is there anything better than butterflies and flowers? I really like both of your card. I really like how you did the ribbons on the one card.

Rae said...

Helen! Your cards are both lovely! Perhaps your heat embossing tool with dry the marker next time. I am leaning towards the one with the dragonfly, but I like them both!