Sunday, 30 January 2011

Oriental Lady

Good morning and Happy Sunday to you all.

A card for the The Stampman Challenge #15 - Oriental and .Sentimental Sundays #40 Chinese New Year

I decided to stay with the red, blank and gold theme for this so I started off with an A5 black base card.

The background was white card which was sprayed with Scarlet and Raven Glimmer Mist sprays. Once dry this was stamped randomly, using Versamark ink, with the same flower stamp that you can see on the left of the red card and this was embossed with clear powder. You can just see this effect along the top of the card. It was difficult to photograph!

The A6 central red card was stamped 6 times with the same stamp. Two more were stamped on individual squares of red, leather textured card which had previously been stamped with some oriental script. The script and flower stamps are by Judikins. The individual squares were mounted on squares of gold card and then mounted onto the red card.

The main image, by the Stampman, was stamped on leather textured card and sprayed with a pale glimmer mist. This was mounted onto gold card which in turn was added to the card using foam pads for extra depth.

Gold thread was wrapped around the spine of the  A6 red card and oriental style beads added to the ends of the thread. The A6 card was then taped shut and mounted onto the background card


  1. Hi Shirl - this is a beautiful Oriental card. Love the main image and the stamped background. It would also fit in with the theme at "Sentimental Sundays" this week - hope you'll join in! x Sylvia x

  2. Well, we all know that I love orinetal designs, that's gorgeous, really like the colours as well

  3. Gorgeous Oriental card and I love all the glimmer misting and stamping. Thanks for sharing with us at Sentimental Sundays.
    Hugs Shirley x x

  4. beautiful card! The use of layers on this is wonderful! Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays! :-) Amy

  5. Hi Shirl that is gorgeous I love the mono look and those stamps are fabulous. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxx

  6. Great card Shirl, love how you have made the papers and the design.
    Thanks for sharing it with us at the Stamp Man.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

  7. This card is stunning. Love all the texture. Great take on the challenge. Thanks for joining us at SS!

  8. This is such a beautiful oriental card.Red is such a perfect colour for the theme and I love the different textures.

  9. This is really beautiful, I love how you did the background and all that stamping. Thanks for sharing with us at Sentimental Sundays!!

  10. Stunning card!
    Thank you for joining us this week at the Sentimental Sundays!


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