Thursday, 5 November 2009

Asia


The weather here has been dreadful today so I have spent my time making some Christmas cards, - all made using different embossing powders with a Papermania 'Bauble Decoration' stamp! The stamp is a popular one this year and I have to confess I really like it - will post some pics when I feel a bit more 'Christmassy'!

When I became bored (and believe me it wasn't long), I turned my attention to something else - this Asian themed card was made using Elusive Images stamps. The blossom background was done using just the edge of the stamp omitting the branches and I gold embossed both blossom and quote before mounting the quote on a black border and adding a strip of black card behind to give it some definition. The fan is a fabric one which I bought at the NEC last year and although a bit too pricey to use on a card I decided it was worth the expense - the pic doesn't show the embroidery very well as I am trying to take pics in artifical light which is never a good idea - maybe I will retake the pic over the weekend...(if I remember!)

I have submitted this card into two challenges this week - Wednesday Stamper's theme is Asia and Theme Thursday's challenge is 'Borders'.

12 comments:

Gayle Page-Robak said...

This is absolutely beautiful, Viv...such a gorgeous card. I love embossing, it always makes everything look so elegant. Gorgeous!

Kelly said...

beautiful card!

Faye said...

Viv, what an incredibly beautiful card. The embossing is so perfectly done and the colors are fantastic.

Pia said...

beautiful card

donna said...

What a wonderful card and I am sure it is even better in reality.

Rein said...

Beautiful card!

Kris Dickinson said...

Very elegant card!

Amy said...

amazing work..love all the gold

Hermine said...

Very elegant

*jean* said...

lovely card!

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

wonderful rich embossing and the Buddha quote is so beautiful too!

Maureen said...

I agree, a beautiful card, after yesterday you can do one in blue now!