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Thursday, 28 April 2011

Red, Black and Gold Oriental Birdcage

Here's the card I made for my mother-in-law for her birthday. I wanted to use my oriental papers and after using the mica powder on hubby's birthday card, I wanted to try the Stamp 'n' Bond powder with it to see how it works.


The Birdcage image, from the Papermania Tweet stamp set and the Little Bird image from the Papermania Chatsworth Furnishings stamp set were stamped using Versacolor Black pigment ink onto black card and Stampendous Stamp 'n' Bond embossing powder was added and heated. The Gold Lustre Iridescent Mica Pigment Powder from Stamps Away was then dusted over the sticky powder and left to set. (It tends to stay a bit sticky for a while but does set hard eventually).


Holes were pricked in the top corners of the image panel, using the Stampin' Up piercing template (Mat Pack) and small red brads from Papermania were added in the corners. This was then matted onto white and red card.

A half-front card blank was created from red card. The white and gold foiled bamboo paper from the Papermania Oriental Treasures paper pad was matted onto the black card and adhered to the inside of the card.


A white paper flower from Papermania Imaginisce was covered in Emboss Clear Pigment ink and then the Stamp 'n' Bond powder was added and heated to melt. The Gold Lustre mica powder was then dusted over the top. A smaller white paper flower from the Prima Botanicals Mix was coloured using a dark grey Copic marker (N9) and the Gold Lustre mica powder was lightly dusted over the top. The flowers were then layered up and a large red Papermania brad was added in the centre and attached to a panel of the red and gold chrysanthemum paper matted onto the black card. This was then adhered to the card front.


The sentiment panel was created by stamping the Happiness symbol and word from the Papermania Oriental Treasures Lanterns stamp set using the Versacolor Black ink onto a black oval die cut using a classic oval Nestabilities die. The Stamp 'n' Bond was added and heated and the gold mica powder dusted over. The sentiment panel was then matted onto larger red and white ovals, also die cut using the Nestabilities dies. The sentiment was added in the bottom right hand corner of the inside of the card, overlapping the image panel.


Here are the blog challenges I am entering this card into:

34 comments:

Teresa said...

Another fabulous card Kathleen. xx

Jeanie Callaghan said...

Gorgeous card, Kathleen!

Marie said...

A wonderful card and lovely colours. Great work! Thanks for playing with us over at the TPS Challenges this week.
Love n hugs
Marie

*Heart2Heart* said...

Beautiful card. i lvoe the embossed image

x

Dorcas said...

Wow! This is gorgeous! I think I need some chinese food now! lol Thanks so much for joining us at DDCC this ewek!
Hugs,
Dorcas
Ps) by the way, if you haven’t already done so, why not check out my “no strings attached” Blogaversary blog candy located in my sidebar? You have til May 13th.

Sheila said...

Stunning card with such fabulous colours. Very elegant, Sheila:)X

Pami said...

Hi Kathleen, what a wonderful oriental card I am sure your mother in law will love it. Thanks for joining in with us at MAWTT this week, hope to see you again soon. Pami x

Debs M said...

gorgeous oriental card, love the embossing and the birdcage is fantastic! Thanks for joining the 'Anything Goes Challenge' at DDSB

Debbie Dt x

Mary J said...

A brilliant oriental card Kathleen! Love the layout too!

Thx for sharing with us at Make It Monday, it was lovely to see this!

Mary J xxx

Hestia's Helper said...

This is truly lovely and I'm hope your MIL loves it!
Thank you for explaining the process in such a detailed manner!
We're happy to see your entry in our Digi's With Attitude! Oriental Challenge! Good Luck!

Stacie
DWA DT

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Beautiful Asian Art. Gorgeous!

Diane Davies said...

What a pretty card! Thanks for joining us at The Sisterhood of Crafters.

Shirley-anne said...

Hello Kathleen .Beautiful creation ,love the detailed work .Thanks for sharing and linking to Make it Monday

* Shaz * said...

Beautiful card thank you for joining us at SFC this fortnight good luck in the draw x

Anonymous said...

a gorgeous card katex

Uhooi said...

card is very creative and wonderful,,!

Uhooi.blogspot.com

craftybunny said...

The colours are perfect for the oriental theme.Luxurious and elegant card.Thanks for joining us at AiFactory and DDSB :D
Lisa x

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Thanks for sharing the techniques you have used on this stunning card - I love the Oriental theme and the rich red and gold. Thanks so much for taking part in the challenge at MAWTT this week - pop back soon. Sylvia x

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

Beautiful cards...such cute images...thanks for joining us at TPS......

Hugs
Judith

Alexa said...

The colours and embossing are beautiful - a great entry to the Red and Gold Challenge at Gingersnap Creations. Well done!

Kitty said...

This is lovely, love all the embossing details!

Thanks for playing along with our Anything Goes challenge at MAWTT.

Kitty xx

Danie May said...

It is so nice to see a gorgeous Oriental inspired card. Thanks so much for partying with us this week at Party Time Tuesdays. I do hope you will join us again soon.

Danie - PTT Design Team.

Cheryl Valadez said...

Such an elegant card! Very beautiful! Thanks for joining the challenge this week at The Paper Shelter ;D Hugz, Cheryl

Shirl said...

The stamping and embossing is fabulous. Lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at Digi Doodles Shop's Best.
Hugs Shirley x x

Zoechaos said...

This is lovely with all the extra special design details like the paper pricking in the corners. XOXO Zoe

Scraphorse - Åsa said...

A relly beautiful card in all it´s simplicity and sweetness.

Thanks for playing with us at Some Odd Girl this week!

Sarah Rice said...

such an elegant card.

thanks for playing with us at Some Odd Girl :)

Crafting Gill said...

Lovley card thanks for joining us at SFc good luck
GIll xx

Pattie G said...

What a beautiful card! I love the image too. Thanks for joining us this week at Dutch Dare Card Challenge.
Hugs ♥

Lesley said...

Great card! Thanks for taking part in the SFC xx

Julie said...

So so pretty and elegant. Thanks for joining us at DDSB
Hugs,
Julie

kelli said...

Absolutely stunning! Love the embossing! Thanks for joining us at MAWTT! x

Cindy2 said...

Very imaginative, the birdcage is lovely. Thanks so much for sharing your talent at the SSCC 'Anything Goes' challenge. C2

Nancy Wethington said...

Very pretty! Thanks for joining the challenge at Simon Says Stamp & Show.

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