Friday, June 18, 2010

Asian Congratulations Sketch

Hello everyone,

Today's card is for a colleague who is retiring this summer - lucky lady! We wish her all the best.

This card is base upon two challenges. The Sisterhood of Crafters was looking for Japanese inspired cards while No Time To Stamp provided the sketch. This card is likely more Chinese as opposed to Japanese but, the overall Asian feel is quite suitable for the recipient.

The background paper is DCWV Far East Stack. The middle layer is Stampin' Up Sage Shadow textured with Cuttlebug's Leafy Branch dry embossing folder under which is a piece of DCWV Brights textured cardstock. The ribbon is Dollarama Crafts. The brad are from Multicrafts. The sentiment is Gina K Tag Lines which is stamped on a scrap of Stampin' Up Whisper White.

I really like this card. It is not necessarily traditionally Asian but it is certainly has an Asian feel to it. The melding of blues and greens is a favourite of mine. I picked up the ribbon on a whim because I liked the hues but really, it doesn't suit that many cards though is perfect for this one. I'm pretty sure this card will be well-received.

I hope you enjoy this card and come back to SPI again soon.



  1. This is gorgeous! What a great way to use this Asian dp! The cuttlebug panel is perfect! Thanks so much for sharing & joining us at The Sisterhood!!

  2. Love this! Fabulous take on the sketch!!

    Thanks for joining us in this week's "Stamp Simply" sketch challenge!

  3. What a beautiful card, I love the patterned papers you have used and the embossing is is very Japanesy :) Lynn x

  4. A lovely classy looking card hun. Loving the texture.
    Thanks for sharing at The Sisterhood this week.
    Teri x

  5. WOW~ This card is so elegant and gorgeous!! You did a fabulous job with the challenge this week. Thanks for playing along over at the Sisterhood.

  6. Absolutely gorgeous! I love the simple elegance of this card! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Sisterhood.

  7. Beautiful card and way to rock this challenge this week at the Sisterhood!
    Kim xXx

  8. What a gorgeous card! LOVE your Asian influenced theme! So glad you could play the Stamp Simply Sketch Challenge this week!