Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Asian Valentine Card

As promised, I finished this card just in time for Valentine's Day. Happy Valentine's Day everyone in blogland! This card was inspired by the Valentine Sister Stamps and some cards sent to us by friends in Japan. I started to notice that many of the Japanese greeting cards had a piece of printed washi paper or Japanese print that extended from the front of the card to the back. I really liked this effect so I stamped the Hero Arts background stamp in black on the red card. (The texture of the red paper gives the stamped design a fabric-like appearance.) Then it was easy work to stamp and heat emboss the G-Studio 'Be Mine' stamp in gold. The Copic colored Sister Stamp images were attached to the card with coils of wire (like the one shown on the last posted card). Oh, here's a tip that I discovered while working on this card: If you have trouble coloring black Asian hair try coloring the hair completely black with Copic ink then going back with a slightly moistened white watercolor pencil to add the highlights.






The big Inkadinkado plastic square is a handle for extra large stamps like the Hero Arts background Clings stamp. The grid on the piece makes it easy to align stamp designs and the tray-like shape allows for easy holding and pressing. If you cannot find this product in the rubber stamp area of Ben Franklin Crafts, it maybe in the printable fabrics and inks aisle, alongside the selection of super Inkadinkado design sets. Well, I hope you learned something from this post and enjoyed the special Valentine card I made for all of you. Thank you for visiting my blog and please return often. If you have the time I would love it if you left a comment. Enjoy a day of LOVE!

12 comments:

Creations by Shirl said...

Wowzer Lynn~
Love your Asian card, the images worked perfectly on your card... Awesome color palette and great layout on your card too.
Have a great V-Day too...
My hubby says everyday is Valentine's day in our household, how cute of him...LOL!!!!!

Joy said...

Great card and thanksfor sharing the techniques! Gotta try it!

Happy Valentine's Day to you, too!

Expressions & Inspirations said...

Happy Valentine's Day, Lynn. I love your card and TFS helpful tips. Also, thank you for the awesome gifts you gave us. ^_^ Have a great day!

Leanne said...

Hi Lynn,
I love your take on Valentine's Day!! The stamped bg image and the Sister stamps make this the perfect Asian inspired Valentine card.
Thanks for sharing! I will definitely try this.
Happy Valentine's Day!!
;)

Cheryl said...

Very pretty Lynn! Happy Valentine's Day to you too!

Shirley N said...

Oh Lynn, I really love this card, it's beautiful! Love your adorable images but especially your stamped background. Thanks for the inspiration! Happy Valentine's Day!

Creations by Shirl said...

Hi Lynn!
Hop on back to my blog and grab your blog award....
Thanks blogging buddie....

Tan's Hobbies said...

Hi, Lynn!! Your card creation is very lovely. Love the images, the couple is so adorable. Love the background image too. Happy Valentine's Day to you too! Big hug from your new follower; Tan

PinkBlingCrafter said...

Super cute card!! Come over from Creations by Shirl:)I'm a new follower now and I can't wait to see more of your projects and I hope you also come by to visit:)
Hugs,
Norma

kris said...

absolutely LOVELY!!! i love these images from SS and picked up my very own yesterday!! =) now it's finding the time to bring them to life! =) but you did a marvelous job on having them send some LOVE!

Joy said...

Hi Lynn,

Really love teh card! It was fun chatting at CHA!

P.S. I gave you an award! Check it out

http://joyofcrafting.blogspot.com/2012/02/im-so-lucky-to-have-met-so-many.html

Jenny said...

Thanks for using our stamps in your V-day card! So kawaii!