Big Sky Stampin' Papercrafting

I have been a crafter most of my life, starting in about 8th grade when I tried to embroider some frogs on a quilt, that I never finished! Although the list of what "I never finished" is long, and includes cross stitch, knitting, crocheting, quilting and more, my latest obsession is paper! I joined Stampin'Up! as an independent demonstrator in October 2011 and have been going like crazy ever since! I offer classes in my home, do catered card parties at your home and sell my cards locally in Bozeman, Montana and around the lovely Gallatin Valley. I would love to meet and talk to you if you are interested in the papercrafting hobby or just need some unique handmade cards for a special occasion!

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Artistically Asian

Happy Thursday Stampers!
I have a really different theme today... Asian. I have to take Stampin'Up!'s word for it however, as I really don't know for sure!  There is a great nature set in the Annual Catalog called Artistically Asian that also includes some Asian lettering and words of faith and friendship. The sketches caught my eye and the words drew me in. Here's my first card experimenting with this set:

I decided to make the Asian lettering more subtle with Tip Top Taupe Ink and Crumb Cake Paper. I then used Crisp Cucumber as my green... that most difficult of green's to work with.  My background paper is from the Affectionately Yours set of Designer Series Paper which I have used often and featured many times on my blog. Finally, I love the saying... isn't that so true. Our friends are such an important part of our lives.

Here's my second attempt with this card:

This time, I used Rich Razzleberry  and Sweet Sugarplum ink. My background paper is from the Blooms and Bliss DSP pack. I will be coming back to this set and using it again. It would always be an option to not use the Asian lettering too and just use the sketches and sentiments in English, especially since there's some uncertainty on my part if I matched them up more or less correctly.

Enjoy your day, in all of its challenges, triumphs and same-o, same-o!

Happy Stampin'!

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