Asian Elements

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This is my entry for an Asian card challenge over at the Michael Strong Yahoo Group.
My card base is the ever popular Tri Shutter Card design. I used several Michael Strong Stamps in my design. They are:Cloisonne' Fan, the Cloisonne' Triangle and the Cloisonne' Circle both from the Cloisonne' Elements Collection

I stamped the fan image 3 times with VersaMark ink onto black cardstock and embossed with PSX Gold embossing powder. I left the first fan intact as one piece, but cut the other two images apart and layered and curled each piece for dimension, adding foam mounting tape. I added a gold brad at the base and cut small pieces of gold cord which are glued under the brad.

The outer panels are a beautiful red cardstock purchased from a local paper store. It has small gold specs embedded into the paper. I ran those through a Cuttlebug to give it some texture and used a Marvy Corner Scallop punch on each corner.

The left panel addtionally has 4 small triangle images pieced together on top of the red cardstock. I made the "stick" by wrapping the multicolored red/black/gold cardstock around a wooden bamboo skewer, then glueing it with Aleen's Tacky Glue. Then, I wrapped gold cord around the stick, securing it on each end with the same glue.

All else is basic stamping/embossing/cuttlebugging, etc with the exception of the "kite". It features the 2 triangle images again with a kite tail made from the same red/black/gold paper. I cut a thin strip of the paper and wound it around a BBQ skewer. Then, I sprayed the paper with a light mist of water and dried it with my heat tool. I slid the skewer out and had a wonderful curly piece of paper that I added to the triangle. An asian kite!!!

The final element is the beaded fringe which I purchased and glued to the top strip of the card. The beads show up a little better in real life~they add so much character to any project!!

I hope you've enjoyed it and thanks for looking!!



Judi Markel said...

Hi Kathie, I love your card, It is really great. Thanks for sharing. :)

Gail's Card Cafe' said...

Fab card! Love the colors you chose ;)

Terry said...

Kathie, that is an awesome card; I just love it.
Thanks for sharing. Hope all is well with you & Don.
Love, Terry Fleischman

huntla1 said...

Wow! I don't know when you posted this, but I can't believe you don't have a single comment. This is gorgeous. I just did a card like this for an Asian challenge and I found it incredibly difficult to decorate each of the panels. The cutting of the card was easy, it was finishing off that I struggled with. You have so many different little things going on here and it flows beautifully. Congratulations on a job extremely well done!

Etha said...

What a beautiful card, the fold is perfect for the images :) thanks for sharing :)

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

This is awesome, Kathie! I love Asian themes and this is perfect. Thanks for the wonderful comments you send my way!