I LOVE getting the little extras that are sent with each issue of Cardmaking & Papercraft magazine. In the last issue, some lovely Asian-influenced stamps were included, and I decided to make a card with them right away. Here's what I came up with:
this Martha Stewart border punch, but I cut off all the little teardrops, which I thought might get bent or wrinkled anyway in this application.
I colored the obi sash with my ProMarkers and paper-pieced the kimono with some deep red patterned paper.
I actually paper-pieced the parasol with some plain blue paper and then colored in the flowers and leaves, again with my ProMarkers. The gold flower centers were added with an opaque metallic marker.
I don't recall which stamp set the sentiment is from. I looked at so many "thank you" stamps to determine which one would work best, and then I didn't write down which one I selected!
All in all, I was pleased with how this card turned out. It was fun to create with some new and very different (for me) stamps. I'm already looking forward to the next issue and the freebies that will inspire me again, I'm sure!
Thanks so much for stopping by, and remember to laugh--a little or a lot--every day.