Eastern Influences

One of the new stamp sets from the new Stampin’ Up! catalogue is called Eastern Influences, and it was another that I just couldn’t do without 🙂  It is just gorgeous and another one that I can see myself using quite a lot!  The original idea for this card came from here, but as always I have modified it and really like the end result.  The cardstock I have used for the main image was a bit of an experiment – I have used textured cardstock instead of Watercolour paper, even though I did some watercolouring.  I wasn’t sure how it would turn out, but it seems to have worked well, it has that textured look which I like in this instance.  To make sure the paper didn’t buckle with the watercolouring, I used a blender pen and only a really light layer of ink, and used darker colours to get some depth and shading rather than blending over the same areas.   I really enjoyed making this card because I got to play with lots of my new, yummy stuff! 🙂  Hope you like it too.

Stamp Sets: Eastern Influences, On Your Birthday.

Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Black, Pink Pirouette, Patterns Designer Series Papers in Pink Pirouettte.

Inks: Black Stazon, Pink Pirouette, Regal Rose, Kiwi Kiss, Always Artichoke, Basic Brown.

Accessories: Eyelet Border Punch, Small and Large Oval Punches, Blender Pens, Paper Piercing Tool and Mat, 1.59cm Striped Grosgrain Ribbon in Pink Pirouette, Regal Rose Marker, Colour Spritzer.

Artwork copyright Chris Parker-Barnes

Images Copyright 1990-2009 Stampin’ Up!

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