Wednesday, April 27, 2011

gingersnap red and gold

I know I said when I did the Gingersnap mists challenge that I don't really do oriental. But this week the gingersnap challenge is red and gold, so I thought I would go for it, as I do have some oriental gems of stamps hidden in my collection. One of my favoutite of which is the floral poet(#6532) stamp on this card. I love the way it looks like oriental writing but is actually just drawings of flowers
The oriental lady is Sorana (#4059)

The base is crumpled card inked with distress ink and then wet with glitz spritz spray. I ironed this to dry it and flatten it a bit. I then ran a versamark pad lightly over the surface and used gold embossing powder.
I finished with a long knot which is glued in place. because of this I am entering it for created by hand's ribbon theme

both stamps are available from Scrolls Work stamps


  1. Fab card, Joanne. Love that image and the base.

  2. She looks so serene. Beautiful card Joanne. Annette x

  3. Beautiful image and use of color. I like how the ribbon ties it all together-no pun intended.
    thanks for sharing with Created Byhand

  4. Beautifully done! Dramatic look!


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