An Asian Detour

Okay, I thought I'd take a little break from my cat cards and let you see what I've been working on with my Pink Cat Studio Oriental stamps. This card didn't come together exactly as I had planned, but they can't all be winners, right? I fiddled and I fussed, but it just didn't get any better! LOL! This sketch is one of Becky Flecks Tag Maps, which I turned into a card sketch. It is actually the same sketch Cindy used on the RAK card she sent me yesterday.

I started out by stamping the Love circle with Ultramine Stazon on Paper Accents pearlized white paper. I then colored it in with prismacolors and mineral spirits and accented with L'il Davis Designs Ice Glitter Glaze. Using my Creative Memories circle cutting system, I cut the image out and matted on increasingly bigger circles, including a Marvy Mega Scallop Circle punch. The patterned paper used on this card is Blue Addison Garden Swirls by K & Company. I actually pulled it out of my scrap pile! Hooray for me! :)

Next I took a 2 x 5" strip of the patterned paper and used my stamp-a-ma-jig to line up and stamp the Vertical Characters in Ultramine Stazon. I then matted this piece with Night of Navy Cardstock and glued down. To continue my doodling challenge I used the Chatterbox Whimsical Doodle Genie and instead of drawing in the lines I just dotted them to add swirls to the patterned paper with my Night of Navy Stampin' Write Marker. I love the Doodle Genie. This line of plastic templates are a great way to add flourishes and doodles to your pages and cards if you're like me and stamp because you cannot draw! :) The flower is an Imaginisce Azure Tiger Lily that comes in a package of 10 pieces with 3 petals each. This card uses two pieces for a 6 petal Tiger Lily. I absolutely love these - asiatic lilies are my favorite flowers! The flower is secured with a Making Memories Jumbo Brad that I embossed with VersaMark and Stampin Up Navy embossing powder. To finish, I punched two rectangle punches in the top to thread my ribbon through and tie a bow. This Navy ribbon is from an order I just made from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

So what do you think? Is the card off, or am I just being too critical of my work? This concludes my doodling challenge for the week. Hopefuly I gave you a few ideas and tips to inspire you. Here are a few ideas for next week's challenge, please let me know what you would most like to see...

A. Altered Anything (anything goes.....except cards)
B. Cat Cards (Lord knows I have enough cat stamps --some you haven't even seen!)
C. Powerful Punches (projects using my seemingly endless supply of punches)
D. Reader's Request (give me your own suggestion for a challenge)


  1. Oh Jules!! This is A.M.A.Z.I.N.G!!!!
    I love it to death!! OMG!! You just rock!!!

  2. Btw I vote for Punches...I posted b4 I read everything...sorry I was just so excited about the card!! lol

  3. Lovely card, I like those colors!!! I say PUNCHES!!! Love em, can't get enough of em!

    OH, BTW...You won my Blog Candy!!! :D

  4. did you see that you won blog candy over at "hope springs eternal?" way to go!


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