I'm sharing a sneak peek at a set that will be released
this month by Mark's Finest Papers. It is called
The cherry blossoms and the symbol for love are from
that set. Since I can't really read this symbol, I really
hope it is correct and doesn't say something bad. I'll have to ask
my brother in law who is Japanese if it really says love or not.
When I see Chinese symbols, I think of the people
who get tattoos, not knowing for sure what they say or mean.
I made this card to go along with several challenges.
1. Color Combo Challenge 383 @ SCS.
2. Sketch with a twist #2 @ MFP Speedy TV
3. Swirls and Pearls Challenge #14 @ Creative Card Crew
I stamped the cherry blossom and Chinese symbol using "Cabin Fever" Adirondack ink.
I stamped them on white cardstock. The white seemed to stark, so I made myself
a glass of iced tea and took the tea bags and pounced the bags over the flowers. That is
why it has a mottled look. I love tea bag staining. The long vertical piece was done by wrapping rubber
bands around my brayer. I used the same "Cabin Fever" ink for the rubber band stamping.
I added my swirls by embossing another tea stained piece of cardstock.
The little pearls were pearl beads that I glued onto the flowers.
The sketch with a twist challenge was to use 3 patterned papers. I used a light pink patterned paper
a raspberry patterned paper and the rubber band "handmade" patterned paper.
I don't usually have brown thread to stitch with on my cards, but I had
brown thread in my sewing machine because a project
that I was doing for a friend.(I was actually using my sewing machine to
sew on fabric.) It has been a long time since I've sewn anything but paper! LOL.