My friend Fran, PhilsMom on Split Coast, is hosting an Asian Swap. I joined because she is a friend (a better friend to me than I think I am to her!) and because I have always loved Asian art.
Now, why-oh-why did I only have ONE Asian style stamp set??? I promptly set about to change that situation and scored a beautiful, retired SU set from the Buy/Sell/Trade forum on SCS. These are my cards, they turned out a bit large at a 6X6 finished size, but I did like how they turned out.
You can clearly see that I need to invest in a camera and some practice with my picture taking. Please overlook the picture quality!
The card base is 12x12 Tempting Turquoise CS from SU, layered with triangles cut from a brown damask patterned DP from K & Company. It's richly glittered and textured.
The two front images are stamped on Barely Banana CS with Tempting Turquoise ink. They are from the stamp set that I purchased a couple of months ago. I believe it's called Ancient Asia.
Here's the inside card, Barely Banana CS, border cut using the Cricut. The copper embossed image is from my one & only other Asian stamp set: Oriental Paintings from SU. I used a square copper brad from Recollections and computer generated the Chinese Proverb onto TT CS, rounded the corners, and mounted it below the image.
I like how these turned out, and really hope that Fran does too! After they were finished I realized that they would not fit into my square envelopes that I had on hand. Last weekend I did some research on making envies for these, and of course, it can be done. However, I cheated and ordered some from an online store since each envelope would have taken one whole sheet of 12x12 CS and I just don't have much time this month due to work commitments. I would much rather spend my time making cards, rather than envelopes!
Thanks for stopping by & feel free to leave me any constructive thoughts on how you may have made these better! I always appreciate any advice. Wishing you all a good day!