Saturday, May 4, 2013

Asian Floral Cards





A couple of months ago, my  good friend Cathy gave me a kit for making greeting cards. She's my best customer for my own handmade cards. She felt I would have some creative fun using her kit and she would continue ordering my cards. Card making turned out, not to be her thing.

My immediate thought was that I loved the box and my first project was to make it my card shop.



 Another friend told me about Derwent Inktense Pencils and also where I could get Asian floral stamps at www.artneko.com. The set of 9 flowered artist trading cards (ATC's) stamps is currently half price. For this info. I need to thank Lindsay over at thefrugalcrafter.wordpress.com.

Here are some cards made using the Asian floral stamps. The first several pictures show how the transformation of a card from the kit came about and then it is followed by a final result.

Stamping an image on card stock.


Coloring with Inktense Pencils.



Using a waterbrush to bring out the wonderful color.

The layering that makes the card so special.

The front and back of the card.

Finished card and envelope.
Finished card and envelope.


 These are cards using the same floral stamp set, but using a variety of papers over Value Pack Card bases.



 I love the cards, each could be used as Mother's Day cards or a number of other celebrations or events. I plan to do more florals to make use of Cathy's card kit.


6 comments:

Lindsay Weirich said...

I love the storage box and the cards too! Those ATCs are my fave but I do not think I have tried them with Inktense, I have to do that! Thanks for sharing! PS I am going to pass this along to the owner of About Art Accents/Art Neko and see if she will feature it on Facebook!

Carla said...

Thanks so much Lindsay!

r. howard said...

Again, you seem yo out do yourself.. just amazing ans so special... and written with incredible detail... hat a teacher u r.. Bravo..R howard

A Lived in Home said...

Thanks for linking up to my party! Hope to see you again this weekend!

Charlene@aPinchofJoy said...

They all turned out beautifully -- as always! Thanks so much for sharing on Busy Monday!

Linda Bouffard said...

Beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing them...