Dec 1, 2011

Asian Cards for Paola's Swap

I've been meaning to post this for a while now.  Life keeps getting in my way!

My friend, Paola (Sama on Split Coast) is hosting an Asian card swap and these are the cards I made for the swap.

The stamps are an older, retired set from Stampin Up, not sure of the name of the set, but I just love them.  

Here's a close up of the card front.  I used a Stampin Up embossing plate for the card base, stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black onto white Mullberry paper, and fringed the edges.  The ribbon is a pretty lace that I bought from a local craft store (WalMart, AC Moore or Mike's).  The sanji character was cut out using my Cricut.

I colored the image with chalks, and then painted over it with Crystal Effects. 

I hope that Sweet P likes these.  If you want to see some drop dead pretty creations, stop by her blog and look at her handiwork!

Thanks for stopping by!

13 comments:

Melina said...

I have never stamped on mulberry paper! That is gorgeous! I love the colors you used and that lace is so pretty! love the addition of the character and bling at the bottom too :)

:: BlueInks :: said...

Darlene, wow! You did a great job on this one. I love the creative layout and the different textures are devine!

Paige said...

The image stamped beautifully on the mulberry paper! Lovely card!

RORO LEE said...

Love the mulberry and ribbon! The image is very elegant.

Laura said...

super cute cards. I love the mullberry.I have been hoarding mullbery for along time now. never know what to do with it. TFS

~Paola~ said...

ohh wowwww Darleneeee...your cards are INCREDIBLY beautiful and delicate looking....I am learning a new tecnique from you and now I must look to buy some mulberry paper too..U enabler!! LOL ...Your cards' pictures are very beautiful, but let me tell ya peopleee...in real life these cards are even much more AMAZING!!!! THank YOU for partecipating in my Asian Flair swap my friend!!xoxox

April said...

I am loving these! Great technique....and now you have enabled me to try mulberry paper!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Ohhhh I love Asian cards- fist love the coloring on mulberry paper. And, it is so cool you did not go with red- I always seem to have to make mine red- a beautiful card!

Marilyn said...

The mulberry paper gives this a super cool look and I like it a lot. Gorgeous!

punknscrap said...

These are just stunning the paper has made a gorgeous effect.

jimlynn said...

Don't know how I missed this in my Google Reader......but I DO love it! So lovely on that Mullberry paper. A beautiful card!
Lynn

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) A•Muse Consultant #1065 said...

Oh my goodness, Darlene, this card is FABULOUS! I think it is one of the best Asian cards I've ever seen.

Miss Amber said...

Darlene, these are gorgeous!!! Love the mulberry paper idea and that mesh/lacey fabric strip. Thanks for sharing!