Sunday, August 2, 2009

Artfully Asian Sympathy

I've been itching to break out my new Asian Artistry hostess set for about a week and I'm finally getting a chance to put it to use! I'm playing along with Stamping 411's Saturday Sketch Challenge for the first time. I love this layout - I think the circle spilling off the front of the card is especially nice.

I combined Soft Suede, Sahara Sand and Very Vanilla to make this card. I used some of my To The Nines dsp, added some paper-piercing (my paper piercer hasn't seen much action lately - had to remedy that!)and a jumbo Vanilla brad. I like the simple, elegant feel of the card.

I had a fun weekend - my stamp-a-stack was on Saturday morning and our theme was "Clean and Simple" cards - I'll be sharing some of those with you later this week. I also had a chance to meet with my friend, Susie, on Sunday afternoon to set up an Etsy site for her lovely cards. We call her "The Embellishment Queen" - you'll see what I mean sometime in the near future (hint hint). :) I hope you have a great start to your week - see you tomorrow!

Stamps: Asian Artistry, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, To The Nines dsp
Ink: Soft Suede
Accessories: Circle Scissor Plus, Word Window punch, Small Oval punch, 5/16" Jumbo Brads (vanilla), Paper Piercer, Mat Pack, Soft Suede polka dot grosgrain ribbon

6 comments:

Robin Merriman said...

Beautiful job on this - I like how you curled the edges of your focal point. So glad you played along with us this week!

Kay Kalthoff said...

Lovely card! I love monochromatic cards as they are so easy on the eyes and this is great. TFS!
Kay

Selene Kempton said...

This is gorgeous! I love what you did with this sketch!! Awesome!

Terri J said...

This is a very pretty card, I love how soft the colors are! So glad I found your blog this summer, check out my blog I nominated you for a blog award:
http://outsidetheboxinsidethelines.blogspot.com/

Krista Driessen said...

Great job ! Love the card !

Tanja said...

You have such an eye for design. I love the way you mixed the DSPs