Saturday, June 8, 2013

Asian Beauty & My Great News!

The great news that I've been holding back is finally out of the bag!  Patricia Dunbar asked me to be on her design team for the Paper Temptress!  I'm SO EXCITED!!!  Below is my first post on the Paper Temptresses Blog.  I hope you enjoy it!
My project today  is Asian inspired and I have a little tutorial for you.  This is my first post here so I hope you like it!

First up I used a Sheri Baldy digital stamp for my focal point image, isn’t she cute?  I printed her onto Cryogen White cardstock which has a bit of a shine to it.  I colored her with copics and then carefully cut her out.
Asian Beauty on CW
I used Whip Cream cardstock for the base and cut it out using Spellbinder’s Grand Labels One.  I used #3 for the outside and #1 for the cut-out on the inside.
Asian Beauty2
 Next I took a 6×6 piece of Bamboo Forest Screenprint and also cut it out using Spellbinder’s Grand Labels One.  This paper is GORGEOUS!  Notice how it shimmers and changes color in the light!  It’s also somewhat transparent as the last photo shows with the dark brown paper behind it.
bamboo forest
bamboo forest2
bamboo forest3
I layered the card as such:  First the Whip Cream base with cut-out,next theBamboo Forest,then on top I used Brown cardstock also cut with the Spellbinder’s Grand Labels One.
Asian Beauty3
Asian Beauty4
 Here is my card once I put it all together.
Asian Beauty1
 The  reason I cut out a window in the base of the card behind the Bamboo Forest is because of how cool it looks with the light behind the top of the card.
Asian Beauty5
Dontcha just LOVE it?!  Here’s a close up of the Asian girl and of the cherry blossoms which are from Flourishes.
Asian Beauty6
Asian Beauty7
I hope you enjoyed my little tutorial.  May you have an inky weekend!

Here’s a photo I took of the Cryogen White to show the sparkles and then a photo of the image after I colored her with copics as I was cutting her out.  I hope you can see the sparkles!  The Cryogen White is super smooth which makes it an excellent cardstock for using copics on.

Cryogen White

I'm entering this card in the following challenge:
Besties Challenge - Sewing or use a button (my button is on the bow)

1 comment:

the PaperTemptress said...

OMG....GREAT JOB! Love the design and the introduction! Welcome aboard girlfriend!
the PaperTemptress