Wednesday. May 12, 2010
I have a lot of stamps. I don't have a favorite company, I just pick stamps that appeal to me at that moment. The stamps that I have choosen for todays card are from "Great Impressions". The theme is japanese. And here is the card;
The card is made up of three stamps, the scene,geisha and side border. I started out by coloring all of my images with Copic Markers. For the cut out on the scene I used a Spellbinders die called "Classic Scalloped Paisley". I used the largest die even though it was to large the left side of the scene was covered by the decorative embossed strip. Next I cut out the geisha on my Glass Mat with an xacto knife. I like using the Glass Mat for cutting out image because I get a smoother cut and no drag on the knife.
For the base of the card I used a Stamp'n Up "Brushed Gold cardstock. The background was from a paper pad from "DCWV" called "The Far East Stack". The chinese coins I picked up at Hobby Lobby in the jewelry department. The edges around the scene were airbrushed with BG10 and B01. After all of the images were ready, assembly started. First the scene was adhered, then the side strip was applied. The geisha was popped up and the coins applied.
The colors use were all Copic except for a little glitter pen used on the mountain and the water. The Copic Clors used were;
Trees & Grass; G02,G09,G00
Water; BG02, BG10
Wow, that's a lot of colors, but the scene dictates it. I love these built up scenes and they are not hard to do. Just a little planning.
Hope you enjoy the card. Remember your comments are always appreciated.
Have a GREAT DAY!!!