MY SHERI CRAFTS CHALLENGE #42 - ASIAN / CHINESE NEW YEAR

WOW, was this a tough challenge?!?  I'm not very pleased with how this turned out but it's still good to step outside my safety zone once in a while!  At MY SHERI CRAFTS blog, we could do either Chinese New Year or an Asian themed project.  I chose more of an Asian route.  I started with a white card base and then added a black border on top.  The next piece was inked using my Cuttlebug.  I used the Cuttlebug Oriental Weave 5" x 7" folder included in my Asian Bundle.  I dabbed my Momento Rhubard Stalk ink pad all over it and then smoothed with my brayer to take out any globs.  Then I ran through the Cuttlebug and it gave a nicely patterened color wash to the debossed areas of the paper.
Next, I embossed a Spellbinders Metal Sheet with Cuttlebug Kimiko 5" x 7" folder (also in that bundle).  I trimmed around the geisha and then sanded the embossed areas with my Tim Holtz sanding block to slightly reveal some of the silver metal beneath.
The kanji means "LOVE" and I used Cricut Pagoda cartridge to cut out of black cardstock.  I hope you will try this challenge with us and see what you can come up with!

Comments

Glenda said…
Very pretty Sheri! Great inking and embossing technique. Love the look!
Glenda
http://glendascards.blogspot.com/
Charlotte said…
I love the embossing you did. And the sanding also was a great touch to the card. This is a very pretty Asian card. I love your challenges.