Friday, December 02, 2016

Asian Lovliness

This is only a sampling of the dies from the latest release by Frantic Stamper called Visions of the East. They are all beautiful. For the above card I used the Fancy Peacock die. I die cut using watercolour paper and coloured using my Zig Brushes. For the background I stenciled using satin embossing paste and added a vellum border stamped in gold embossing powder using the Celebrations stamp set. I added a few gems amongst the feathers and card to finish.
This is the wonderful Koi and background die. As you know I love the CAS look, and I think the paper is beautiful with the Koi as the star. I did cut the background in a soft gray and the Koi in orange cardstock to keep that CAS feel. A funny story with this card to share. While making it my Cockatiel was sitting on the back of my chair. When I die cut the orange Koi and put it on the table, he jumped off and went after it. We had to have a conversation ... that fish is mine .... not his dinner! 
 I used several dies on this card, and more of the beautiful Washi Paper, that can also be purchased at Frantic Stamper. From the Asian release I used the Bamboo Stalks which I coloured with Zigs Brushes. I die cut the Bump Card Scalloped Circles from the Barnyard Fun release and the sentiment is from the Celebrations Stamp Set. 
 If you have watched the video release you will see a bunch of different uses for this beautiful die Chrysanthemum Panel. I cut my panel in Neenah 120lb cardstock to add dimensions with the flowers and coloured using Chameleon Markers. I also embossed my background for even more texture and added a few sequins to finish. This is such a pretty die. 
 For this card I used the 3-step Chrysanthemum Stamp Set, using just one of the petals. I taped off the sentiment portion of my light Ivory cardstock and stamped using Tim Holtz Distress Ink Worn Lipstick, then stamped off with the same colour for the lighter petals. I stamped the sentiment and flourishes in silver embossing powder and did some scoring on each side of the sentiment. I then matted with the pink and attached to a Ivory base. 
And finally for this card I used some of the beautiful Washi Papers along with the Bump Card Scalloped Circle die from the Barnyard Fun release. I die cut the Bonsai in a light green cardstock and painted the pot with gold ink and attaching with dimensionals. I love this die and these papers. 
I hope you have enjoyed my sampling of this latest release and that you will visit Frantic Stamper to see more. 
Thanks for visiting ... have a great day!
Products: All dies from Frantic Stamper, Washi Paper, Frantic Stamper Celebrations Stamp Set, Frantic Stamper 3-step Chrysanthemum Stamp Set, Neenah Cardstock, Bazzill Cardstock, Paper Garden Cardstock, Arches Watercolour Paper, Gold Metallic Paper, Dylusions Lattice Stencil, Satin Embossing Paste, Orange Gems, Heavy Vellum, Zig Brushes, Tim Holtz Distress Inks Worn Lipstick, Peeled Paint, Chameleon Markers, Taylored Expressions Leafy Vine Embossing Folder, Silver Embossing Powder, Fantastix Vegas Gold Ink, Sequins.

2 comments :

CherylQuilts said...

Oh my, Kia, these are ALL GORGEOUS! You've been clearly having some fun with this new release (well, along with CC...hehe)! I What beautiful dies and new washi papers, and these are each and every one stunning and beyond! Wow, you are a superstar, my friend!! Big hugs and love...and a kiss for CC! xoxo

Ann Greenspan's Crafts said...

Your cards are all pretty, Kia, as you have added your special touch to each. Cute story about CC wanting the Koi fish.

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