Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Asian Delights - Sneak Peek

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.


  1. This is super gorgeous! LOVE the coloring and I adore your pearl accents! SO pretty!!! :)

  2. great card MariLynn - the rubber band stamping has an amazing look to it.

  3. This is beautiful!! I love the decorative stitching!!

  4. Fantastic card!! Thanks so much for sharing with us at the Creative Card Crew's Swirls & Pearls challenge. Hopeyou ca join us again next time.

    Caroline x

  5. Marilynn: I want to thank you for taking part in the Sketch With a Twist Challenge at Speedy TV. Your card is just beautiful, and I am so grateful for your participation. Have a blessed week!
    Karen L, Hostess
    Sketch With a Twist

  6. Such beautiful papers. Lovely card.....Lis

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  7. Beautiful card MariLynn. I love your background papers. Thanks for playing along with Friends of SpeedyTV and Sketch with a Twist challenges. We hope to see you again next week. Be sure to check out all the other challenges on SpeedyTV for more chances to win free stamp sets from Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co.