Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Modern tile to Asian bamboo

I made this card with the memory box challenge in mind, I recently discovered there's more to dies than just shape d base cutting and am loving experimenting and thinking outside the box. I don't have many dies yet so I am doing quite a lot of lateral thinking for how to enter some of the challenges but I am quite pleased with the result this time around.

The challenge is birds and as I have some bird stamps but no bird dies a bit of lateral thinking was required. I used a stamp man crane stamp from an Asian set bought many moons ago and embossed it with moonglow hyacinth blue jade powder, It changes colour shades when tilted in the sun so it doesn't show very well today.Raining again.
The white base card is sprayed with moonglow spritz in tawny turquoise again has a subtle sheen honest. The lateral thinking came when trying to fit the challenge ,I used the modern tile background die and cut sections off and trimmed the ends unevenly and at angles to produce bamboo looking lattice corners and bits, which I coloured brown with promarkers. I used 5 pieces as odd numbers work better and finished the card with 3 dew drops just to tie the colours together.

I think this will be great for a general guy card and can add an appropriate sentiment when I use it.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:-

stamping sensations -anything goes

creative fingers -anything goes

Alphabet challenge-E for Embossing

LMM -anything goes




Jane Willis said...

A really lovely combination of stamping and die cutting. I feel your pain about the shimmer not showing in the photos, so many of the lovely effects we crafters can use are lost in the photography! Thanks for sharing with us at Twofers

Angie said...

Thank you so much for sharing your project and entering our Challenge at Creative Fingers Challenge Blog.
Angie DT

Zoechaos said...

You have nailed it this is Asian from top to bottom and very clever with the bamboo thank you for joining us at Twofers with this wonderful card. XOXO Zoe

Joan said...

Beautiful card, love the clean lines and colours

Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month