LOVE the sketch over at Splitcoaststampers today, so just had to play along!

Asian Gardens is a new (to me) set from Waltzing Mouse Stamps.  I was excited to get some ink on it!

The tree trunk was stamped with black ink which didn’t “pop” the way I wanted.  So I took a Copic Marker (100-Black) and colored it in.  That did the trick!  The accent cardstock on either side of the coin was made using the smallest oval punch from SU.  The ends were trimmed off and tucked under the coin.

Since the card base was black the inside needed a lighter panel for writing.  So it got a little stamping as well.

Thanks for stopping in today.  Happy Crafting!

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Stamps: Waltzing Mouse Stamps Asian Gardens

Papers: Papertrey Ink Vintage Cream, Harvest Gold, Terracotta Tile and True Black

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black; Ranger Distress Ink Fired Brick; Black Gel Pen; Copic 100

Accessories: Kaiser Flatback Pearls; Tsukineko Ancient Dynasty Coin; SU Square Rhinestone Brad and Small Oval Punch

16 Responses to “SC327 – Asian Garden”

  1. Great Bonsai tree and a fabulous Asian card! We have a very large Asian population around here and I now they would applaud your card :)

  2. Ooh, I never thought of going over a black image with a black marker. Simple, but so effective. That really defines the tree and gives it a very graphic look. Really striking card!

  3. Beautiful card, inside and out! Love the colors you chose and the coin embellishment is just perfect!!!

  4. Wow – I love this card…the color…….the style. I even have this stamp set and haven’t inked it up yet!!! This is quite an inspiration!!!! Thanks for the inspiration and enabling.
    my best,
    P

  5. Absolutely gorgeous card Susan, the colors are so perfect for an Asian card!

  6. Wow, Susan! This is spectacular. Love the colors and your design is gorgeous. Perfect embellishments!

  7. Gorgeous Asian card Susan! The tree is AWESOME! Hugs ~S~

  8. I just love that WM set…the tree is beautiful especially with the added pearls and your colors are sooo pretty!!! Love the coin you added, too!!! Thanks for the tip about the copic, Susan…I’ll have to give that a try!!!

  9. Oh wow!!! Susan, this is fabulous and so eye catching. I love the new blog makeover too.

  10. Stunning card, Susan. This is just gorgeous! The colors are perfect for this.

  11. Stunning card, Susan! I love the coin you added to the layout! And your inside looks so beautiful as well! :)

  12. Wow, that embellishment is really cool, and your colors DO pop! :)

  13. What a stunning card. Looks very Asian and the embellishment is such a beautiful touch to an already lovely card. Pat

  14. Love this color combo! Very elegant looking!

  15. aaah, I just love the ‘asian garden’-set and your card turned marvelous out. Love the strong colour combo!

  16. This is a very striking card! This stamp set isn’t in my usual line of interests, but I really like what you did with it. Great inspiration for a CAS card sometime in the future.

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