Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Oriental Fan Card

I'm Card Captain of the enjoyMichaelStrongstamps Yahoo Group for this week, so for 5 days I'll be showing you several works using Michael Strong's stamps.
I hope you'll find them inspiring.
Today's card #2 is an Oriental Fan card, made for overseas friends.
Trying to be efficient, I made 2 similar cards with the same composition but in different colors.

Black canvas textured CS for the card's basis
Pink and turquoise CS, in 2 color shades
Dovercraft Eastern Promise patterned paper
Michael Strong's Cloisonné Fan Stamp
Hematite EP
Brown pen
Chocolate Brown ink
Martha Stewart Large Punch around the Page - Double Arches set (I used only the border punch here)
White and light blue half pearls

The Fan
I stamped Michael Strong's Cloisonné Fan twice on white CS, heat embossed it with hematite EP and cut it out using TH scissors.
Then I colored each fan with ProMarkers. I used Coral and Cocoa for one fan, and Pastel Blue and Pastel Green for the other one.
The fans were glued on dark pink and dark turquoise pieces of CS, which were cut a bit larger than the fans.

I punched both pink and turquoise CS using Martha Stewart Large Punch around the Page - Double Arches set (I used only the border punch here).
I layered one punched border under the patterned paper (at its upper side) and one punched border on top of the patterned paper (at its lower side).
I used Chocolate Brown ink to distress all possible edges, and the punched borders, too.
I added the fans and a few half pearls.
the sentiment Happy Birthday was written with a brown pen in a special font called Dorly's hand writing :-)

(You can enlarge each photo by clicking on it)
Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed. Have a creative day! Dorly


  1. Beautiful design Dorly!

    Take care and STAY POSITIVE!

  2. These cards are really wonderful, Dorly! I love the scallops on the background paper...and they are cleverly tied together with the scallop punch!! Great!! Nice job on the whole project, like always.

  3. Beautiful card Dorly! Love the punch that you used with the fan. RosieG(gramig05)


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