Monday, 22 April 2013

Oriental Thank You Card

Hey Everyone,

I'm still not well but I am trying to make more of an effort to keep updating my blog. I also wanted to say a warm welcome to my new followers! I really appreciate you following me, it really makes blogging worth while!

Today's card is one I made nearly two years ago for my Great Auntie and Uncle to thank them for my 21st Birthday present. They adore traveling and they had just been to South East Asia when I made them this card. I have always liked this card and it just came together so easily!

I started out by cutting and assembling the pagoda and bamboo stems from the Pagoda cartridge on my Cricut. I then cut a circle from cream cardstock using a 3 inch punch and stamped a chinese script background stamp onto it using Versafine Onyx Black ink. I layered on my bamboo stems and pagoda over the top of the stamped image to finish off my focal piece.

For my sentiment I stamped my Thank you greeting in Versamark Ink onto a small piece of red cardstock. I then heat embossed it using Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder and added two black rhinestones to either side of the sentiment to finish it off.
Next I cut down a piece of black cardstock to be slightly smaller than my red card base. I ran the black cardstock through my Cuttlebug inside a Crafts Concepts Weaving Blocks embossing folder. I adhered the embossed black cardstock onto my card base using double sided tape.
To finish the card I adhered my focal piece and sentiment to the card using some foam squares.

I am going to enter this card into three challenges.
Crafty Creations Challenge No Patterned Paper
Simon Says Stamp Travel/Cityscapes
Ruby's Rainbow Round and Round

Thank you for stopping by my blog today, I hope you will visit again soon!

Until next time,
Lucy x

Cricut, Pagoda Cartridge, Cuttlebug, Crafts Concepts Weaving Blocks embossing folder, Unknown Chinese Script stamp, Unknown Thank You stamp, Versafine Onyx Black Ink, Versamark Ink, Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder, Rhinestones, 3'' Circle Punch, Cardstock, Heat tool, Double sided tape, Dimentional Foam Squares, Sakura Quickie glue pen