A Yummy Gift ....
Another Try At Beading ...

Why Make One Card ...?

... when you can make a bunch.  I did some watercolouring while I was at my table at the market on Sunday and made lots of cards using the same basic design. 

Artf asian group watermark

I stamped the bud/stem from Artfully Asian stamp set using Basic Black ink.  Then I used an aquapainter Aquaptr on lid (has a reservoir for water and a brush on the end) and some ink from my ink pad.  (Squeeze the ink pad before opening it.  When you flip the lid there will be a smudge of ink on the lid that you can use to paint with.)

I watercoloured the buds and leaves, then chose matching cardstock for the card base or for matting.  For the base card I stamped the leaves from Artfully Asian using Versamark.  (Versamark gives a watermark effect so is great for subtle backgrounds.)  I sponged around the edge of the card using the matching ink, a simple step which really gave the cards that little extra pizzazz. I matted the white piece and popped some ribbon underneath (some SU ribbon, and some from my stash.)  I was making Thank You cards so the greeting that came with the Artfully Asian set worked well in the lower right corner, or you could substitute another from a greeting stamp set. 

I used Perfect Plum, Wild Wasabi, Purely Pomegranate, Real Red, Pink Passion and Brocade Blue for my base cards, and for watercolouring.

I think this one was my favourite colour scheme from this batch.  Which one do you prefer? 

Artf asian wasabi

If you would like to make 3 cards in this design, come along to my Stamp A Stack on Thursday, June 19th at 7.30pm in Avondale Heights.  We'll be making 3 of these and 3 of another design with matching envelopes.  All materials supplied, $15.  Lots of fun.  Bookings are essential and close 15th June for this class.  Further details in the June Classes page - link is in the left column there.   I have different designs each month so keep an eye out for one that appeals to you.   

Cheers,  Sue


Sue M

Hi Tracy - Yes I was the same, didn't really notice Artfully Asian in the catalogue until I saw some cards made with it and decided I loved it. Funny how often that happens! Very bad for the wish lists!! Sue


Love the cards Robyn (surfing in from Claire's blog - hello :) hope you dont mind me dropping by). My favourite colour is the Purely Pomegranate....am really loving the Artfully Asian set....wasn't gone on it before.....

Sue M

Thanks Robyn. I agree - so many nice colours, it is hard to know where to start some days isn't it. Nice to have colours for every mood or occasion!

Robyn A

Pretty cards Sue. Whilst green is my favourite colour, second choice would be purely pomegranate, then perfectly plum, then ... They are all gorgeous. Thanks for showing us.

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