Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Asian Artistry

I just love the Asian Artistry hostess set from Stampin' Up.  I just got in the other day and am having lots of fun with it.  Its a perfect set for watercoloring and using markers.  So here are a few cards I made with this set.
The first card uses a different fold.  I'm not sure what the correct name for this fold is, but I'm calling it a tri-fold.  As you can see the card has two flaps, which cause the card to open in the front.
The measurements for the cardstock are 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" and score at 2 1/8" from either end.  
I stamped the flower image from Asian Artistry on to Sahara Sand cardstock with Basic Black Classic ink.  I then colored it in using Stampin Write markers from the In Color set.  

The dimensions for the cardstock are as follows:
Sahara Sand:  2 1/2" by 2 1/2"
Crushed Curry and Dusty Durango: 2 1/4" x 2 1/4"

The Crushed Curry square is not whole. I trimmed one corner off so that the card stock was flush with the edge of the card face. 
I used the Elegant Bouquet Impressions Embossing folder to add texture to the front flaps.  I embossed one flap at a time.
To finish the card off, I stamped Happy Birthday on the top left corner.

This next card uses layers.  I used Sahara Sand for the base, Old Olive for the back layers, and Good Neighbor DSP (from SAB) for the top layer.  I stamped the grass image from Asian Artistry on to Very Vanilla with Old Olive.  Before stamping the image, I wiped away the ink on the flower portion of the image.  I then used the Melon Mambo Stampin Write marker to ink the flower image.  I then stamped the image on the card stock.
 I used Melon Mambo to stamp the greeting, then punched it out with the Modern Label Punch.  

Here are the dimensions for the layers:

Top left layer:  Old Olive:  2 1/4" x 2 1/2"
DSP:   2" x 2 1/4"
Top Right layer: Old Olive:  1 3/4" x 1 3/4"
 DSP:   1 1/2" x 1 1/2"
Bottom layer:  Old Olive:  4" x 3"
DSP:  3 3/4" x 2 3/4"
 Image layer:  Old Olive:  2 1/2" x 3"
 DSP:  2 1/4" x 2 3/4"

I placed the greeting on to Old Olive punched out with Designer Label punch.  You can use any sentiment for this card and any color combination.

I'm going back to the drawing table to come up with more gorgeous cards.  Let me know what you come up with.

Have a great day stamping.



  1. Wow! I love the embossing on your tri-fold card! Very pretty! Gorgeous colors on your second card!

  2. Wow, now I really want to get this set too! I love how you combined that flower image with the embossing on the first card! And the layout for that second card is amazing! These are fabulous! ~Jacqueline @ Scraps of Life