Thursday, September 26, 2013

A Little Bit Oriental


Today I am excited to be joining the Crafter's Companion team as they launch another gorgeous collection from Sheena Douglass called “A Little Bit Oriental.” This collection has four beautiful stamp sets, four 5x7 embossing folders, and a paper pad with 48 sheets of coordinating pattern papers in 16 designs. All of these wonderful new products are available right now on the Crafter’s Companion website.

Here are the links to all the new products and the gallery of projects featuring them!
To celebrate this wonderful new release, the designers have been busy making some wonderful projects and we can’t wait to show them off to you. Hop along and don’t forget to leave comments along the way because we will be selecting a random winner who will receive one of the lovely new Sheena Stamp Sets (winner’s choice).


I wanted my card to feel like a Fall Oriental garden party with lanterns hanging from a decorative wrought iron accent.  I chose some designer paper with polka dots in bright Autumn colors, then used the pointillism (more dots!) technique to color several matching lanterns, fussy cutting them and attaching them with glue or foam dots to a soft sky blue print lined with fine liner pin "cords." Although the design is relatively clean and simple, the accordion fold makes it a little more interesting, and inside there's a panel of lined designer print upon which to write a personal greeting or some garden party details.  A silk bow and button tied with jute and a few sparkly rhinestones bring some of the other happy colors of the background design into the forefront.

Here are the products I used for my card, and the colors I blended to shade the lanterns:
Enjoy visiting the designers' blogs who will be sharing projects today:
Thanks, Kendra, for inviting me to play along!  It felt good to stamp, since it's been a while!  I'm hoping I can get back on a roll!

20 comments:

  1. This is a fabulous card! I love different folds like this, and the set of lanterns on the front are so perfectly colored in!

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  2. Anyone who receives this as an invitation for a oriental party would be pleased. Not only for the party, but for the GREAT card ! You made the lanterns look sooo beautiful ! Congratulations !

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  3. Very pretty, and fun to make, too. Thank you. BethAnn M.

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  4. Great paper choices with the lanterns. TFS

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  5. Gorgeous card!love the lanterns and ur spots!

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  6. I love your idea of hanging the lanterns from the wrought iron corner treatment, such a festive card!

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  7. Love the lanterns and the bold colors.
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  8. Such a bright and happy card! Love the hanging lanterns!

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  9. A beautifully crafted card. The front and middle sections being relatively plain make the lovely dots sing out with the nicely matching embellishments.

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  10. A great card. It's a different fold than usual and it works will with your planned design. Love the lanterns hanging from the metal railing. Congratulations on being a guest designer.

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  11. Very pretty--I like the fold and the polka dots.

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  12. What a creative way to use the lantern image as an ornament! So fun!

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  13. So clever to use these lanterns like this and I love the fancy card fold!

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  14. At first glance I thought these were ordinary Christmas ornaments and then I realized they are lanterns. What a great idea and an adorable card.

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  15. wow, LOVE this, Deb! the tri-fold does create interest, and while your card is CAS, it's certainly not boring! love the bright colors!

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