Wednesday, 11 February 2009


My next card for today is for Daring Cardmakers - Oriental Splendour - make a card with an Oriental influence, without using Red or Black. I have chosen a stamp which I have had for ages, and never got round to using. It is from a Kay Carley Aspects of Design Collection called "Japanese Plum Blossom". I have coloured the image with Sukura Gel Pens, and cut and layered it on pink and cream pearlescent cardstock. The backing paper is handmade using Moonglow Shadow Inks, and the "Clingfilm" technique. The sentiment is from the same Japanese Plum Blossom Collection. The card has been finished off with a cream and pink organza ribbon, and some cream pearl brads from my craft stash. Thanks for stopping by, and have a lovely day.


cats whiskers said...

Oh this is so classy dear love your colouring and that great image
Hugs Jacqui x

Glitter Monkey said...

What a beautiful elegant card Lou! Lol Lynn x

Carol said...

Super card Louise, i love the image so delicate & pretty :)

carol x

Donna said...

Beautiful card Louise, the flowers are so pretty :) Donna x

Susan (Sue H) said...

Oh wow Louise, that is one stunning card!

I don’t think I’ve seen that stamp before but it is perfect for the dare.
Your backing paper looks amazing too…….I must give that a try myself sometime.

Thanks for joining in with the DCM dare this week.

Lynsey said...

Louise this is such an elegant card!
Hugs Lynsey:)

Maria Matter said...

Oh Louise, this is very beautiful! Love the image and your coloring is fab!!!
Blessings, Maria

Poppy said...

gorgeous,love the colours.

Gillian said...

Do I see flowers before me? yes I do, they are so pretty and delicate. Love the background effect.

Gill x