Friday, December 17, 2010

Stamping 411 Sketch 182

Hi Everyone,

I’m taking a bit of a break from Christmas this week and definitely not using WHITE!!! I know…..but when I saw this sketch….I had a vision and here it is.

Here is the sketch……


…and my interpretation or vision hehe!!!

Sketch 182 and How to Make a Gift Bag 027

I just don’t use this image enough and wanted to make a card with some Oriental Flair. I hope I accomplished it.

The sketch this week called for a square and I cut the base of the Card (Black) to 5 x 10. The Red Mat is 4 3/4 x 4 3/4 and embossed the the Baroque Motif Stamp Set using Versamark and Black Embossing Powder. Don’t forget to use your embossing Buddy!!! The next Horizontal Piece is embossed as well and is black cut to 1- 5/8 x 4 and the gold is cut to 2-1/8 x 3 and embossed gold on gold (love that)! The circle is a 3” circle and stamped with Black Stazon using the  Geisha from Dream Garden s. I then used my Versamarker and did the swan and embossed again in gold. Just a few flowers in red with my Real Red Marker and finished it off by taking my Versamark pad and swiping the edges of the circle and embossing in gold. I popped everything up with Dimensionals, in fact I added double stacks of Dimensionals to the center of the image to give it a dome like look and single Dimensionals to the edges. Lets not forget the exquisite Black Satin Ribbon either…..that was the frosting on the cake!!!

Hope you like it….don’t forget to visit the other Operators, I just know you’ll be wowed with the talent!!

Thanks for stopping in….

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Vicki Dutcher said...

This is fabulous!! Great use of the image with this sketch!

Lynn said...

Oh my goodness this is absolutely GORGOUS!!!

Kerin said...

Lee you have got some serious talent for ALL colors, not just white!! Fabulous!

Patti Chesky said...

This is still a Lee card. You make the most gorgeous Asian-inspired cards. I especially love the embossed flourishes.

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

That certainly was some stunning vision, Lee! Very elegant! Hugs xxaxx

Selene Kempton said...

This is just gorgeous! I love everything about it.. LOoking forward to seeing you at leadership. (((hugs)))

Stamp with Frenchie said...

Merry Christmas and thank you for all your inspiration with Stamping 411. I love this stamping 411 and to all the operator Thank you for all you do!
Always Frenchie

Nance said...

Stunning! Love the embossed BG and how it repeats on the other elements. Simply beautiful!

Connie Babbert said...

Gorgeous, Lee...yes, very different, but beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card, love the colours
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Blogs said...

Night of Navy!

BTW ... I wasn't going to buy the "Build a Blossom" set, but I love your card too much to pass it up!


latricia said...

love the colors and your card !!! awesome....thanks for sharing