Friday, November 28, 2008

CDS Sneak Peak - Asian Plants

Asian Plants is one of the new December releases by Clear Dollar Stamps. I really wanted to create a rich card with some golds and deep purples so I coloured my image that way. I went to finish the card off with some gorgeous designer papers that I had purchased while shopping in another town, but I couldn't find them! I hunted around my craft studio and they never did turn up!

I decided to make my own designer paper by stamping the bamboo image from the set all over the background and then heat embossing it. I then added some sponging in different shades of purples and yellows to soften the paper. I added a vellum overlay and stitched it down to add some subtle interest to the card and it's supposed to have the same feeling as a soji screen (supposed to anyway ;)

My image was stamped, heat embossed, watercoloured and sponged. I then added some crystal effects to the bonsai pot for a ceramic glaze. I did the same for my piece of hodgepodge hardware because I coloured with with a black permanent marker and wanted to add a high gloss sheen. I then finished off the card by threading a gauzy black ribbon through the friend sentiment.

It's sneak peek time for CDS so don't forget to stop by and see what everyone else has created with their Asian Plants set :)

Linda Borneman
Lorelie Kim
Laurie Wilson
Candy Fosta

I also have some CDS news to share with you today :) Lori is offering generously offering some yummy blog candy on at Clearly iStamp. This is her first blog candy and let's just say that it's a whole lotta candy!! Stop by and leave her a comment! While your there, don't forget to check out her fabulous tutorials ;)

CDS also has some weekend specials going on for all of you who like a sale - (who doesn't like a sale?) lol

Lori is also offering 20% off all clear stamps Friday through Sunday! The coupon code is Thankful4U and the discount is taken off each item instead of at the end of the order. Stop by Clear Dollar Stamps for more yummy sales!

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Clear Dollar Stamps - Asian Plants
Paper: Papertrey White, Perfect Plum, So Saffron, Vellum, Watercolour, Basic Black
Ink: Basic Black, Versa Mark, Perfect Plum, Barely Banana, Pale Plum, So Saffron, Various Re-Inkers for Watercolouring
Accessories: Sewing Machine, Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, Embossing Powder, Sponges, Aqua Painter, Hodgepodge Hardware, Ribbon, Dimensionals, Crystal Effects

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Linsey said...

Kim, this is beyond a mere card, my friend. It's a stunning work of art!!! I love every last bit of detail you put into it--it's totally stunning and you can send it to me any ol' time, lol! Hugs and tfs!

LLB said...

Hi Kim! I love this Asian Plants card...the vellum treatment, the embossed branches in the background and the black hardware around the sentiment, all make for beautiful symmetry and design! Love it!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Another beauty!! I adore the plum sponged around the Asian plant!! It's stunning!! Fabulous sketch too!! Your cards are always such perfection in detail and assembly!! WOW!!

Mari said...

I immediately thought of a shoji screen! This is very, very beautiful - I love it!

The Stamper's Touch said...

Out of this world stunning Kim!!!!! Totally beautiful!!


Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Love this!!! Hope I'm not too late for the sale...
hugs, Jami

Joan Ervin said...

Your Asian card is just gorgeous, Kim!!! I love how you used the bugged background and the vellum looks fabulous!!!I agree with Lindsey...this is a real work of art!!!