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Monday, May 30, 2016

Inking it up

  I joined a great swap in the Oriental Art Yahoo Group- use an unused stamp.  I have one or two of those.....

 This stamp set is from Crafters Companion. I colored it with Copics and fussy cut it out. I placed it over a Die cut with Washi paper peaking out. I also paper pieced the Kimono using Washi except for the sleeves.  The punch on the bottom border is by Martha Stewart and I used metallic gold cardstock. I added shimmer on the butterflies using a Sakura Gelly Roll pen.

 I could do a swap using my stuff once a month, and that would be such a great thing to put ink to some unused stamps!

My Time to Craft challenge wants to see Paper Piecing. Over at Outlawz, the Paper Ala Mode challenge is AG this week. Mod Squad challenge wants us to Use it or Lose it. I used a stamp set I HAD to have- was yet uninked, and it is the first time I used the background die (in red).

Hope you have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend!

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

16 comments:

Kathy Krug said...

Beautiful design. Love the background for the focal image. Thanks for joining us at the Mod Squad Challenge Blog this week. We hope to see more of your creations.
Kathy
MSCB Design Team

McCrafty's Cards said...

beautiful card Shelly, I like the image and the colours
Kevin xx

Lisa said...

This is so beautiful!! I love the image and the background!! It looks amazing!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

MiamiKel said...

Absolutely lovely, Shelly! Super colors and a great stamped image - lovely from top to bottom!

Hugs, my friend ♥

Donna said...

This is beautiful Shelly. Love the color combination and the intricate background pattern really pops off the card. Your unused stamp was put to great use. Have a wonderful week!

Lynn McAuley said...

So very beautiful in the red and gold, Shelly! Perfect for this Oriental theme.

Maxine D said...

Love your card Shelly - that is an awesome die cut background, and I love the border too.
Blessings
Maxine

Sami said...

Awesome card!

NanaConnie said...

Oooo, love this oriental theme, Shelly! Great color combo and background.

Beth Norman said...

I can't believe you had an unused oriental stamp. Of all people--LOL. I love what you did with this project. The paper piecing is very beautiful. Who wouldn't love to be the recipient.

Carol W said...

What a great card Shelly. The image is awesome. You did a wonderful job coloring it.

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Shelly I love the Asian flair to this beautiful card!

Aimeslee W. said...

Great job on this, Shelly, and way to rock all those challenges. xoxo

*Vicki* said...

Oh wow Shelly this is gorgeous!! I always love your take on this theme style!! The background is so cleverly done!! Thanks for sharing! :) HUGS

Ann said...

Love the colors - thank you for joining us at My Time To Craft!

Katydid Cards said...

Wow, this is beautiful! You really have a knack for making awesome Asian themed cards.