Lovely Bamboo & Butterflies

It’s Monday, yep, it sure is. I woke up with a headache (which rarely happens) and it is raining and the headache is still with me despite Advil, coffee and food. So to take my mind off my head I made a card. I used the sketch from 2sketches for you, stamps from About Art Accents and digital papers and accents from Lettering Delights to make this:

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Stamps: About Art Accents, Papers and embellishments (digital): Lettering Delights, Ink SU!

This weeks theme at Oriental Stamp Art is Silk painting so I wanted my stamping to look like soft blurry silk painting, I stamped the butterflies in burgundy ink then while they were wet I used a q-tip to apply blue and caramel ink, I got the soft fuzzy result I wanted. I stamped the frame with olive ink, then masked it with post-its then colored the rubber stamp of the plant with red and green markers and stamped then added the butterfly in the corner. I sponged in some ink before I remove the mask and cut it out. Also I stamped bamboo in the green squares of the card paper.

Stamps: About Art Accents, Ink: SU!, All other Elements: Lettering Delights

This card was easy because I arranged of the paper and embellishments together on my computer before printing. That way I don’t waste any ink or paper and I can save the design to use again later. I mixed paper and elements from several Asian themed kids from Lettering Delights, actually I think the best part of arranging a cad base digitally is not having to clean up bit and scraps of my craft table! Now by now you know that I don’t make a card without an envelope, right? A little stamping dresses up this store-bought envie:

This bamboo stamp is my all time fave, I use it on EVERY Asian card I make, Love it!

Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

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11 Responses

  1. Oh wow what a stunning card! Very pretty 🙂
    Thanks for playing at 2S4Y!
    Laura

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  2. I just love your use of colours, the card is breath-taking.

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  3. Love it Lindsay, you are always so creative! Hope your head ache passes! Take care.

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  4. I love the envelope, what a great touch.

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  5. This is so beautiful-love the colors-very zen!

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  6. Beautiful work of art! Love it and love that you always make a beautiful envelope to match! So much talent!! Hope your headache goes far away!

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  7. Gorgeous! These butterflies look ready to fly off the page. They look so real.

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  8. Beautiful card, Lindsay!

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  9. Lovely!! The card is so pretty and that envelope is a perfect addition.

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  10. totally gorgeous! thanks for playing along at 2S4Y:)

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  11. oh so pretty!

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