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Tuesday, 17 February 2015

A Little Oriental

Hello again,

I'm back today with news of our next challenge over at Cardz 4 Guyz - a challenge blog designed specifically for the men in our life.

We have a brand new theme and this week Jane chose 'ORIENTAL'. Now this one made me think - I don't have a lot of oriental stuff, it's not a genre I'm particularly keen on, but here's what I came up with for my DT inspiration ...

It's quite clean and simple in design and the bamboo image is from the internet. I began by printing the image and sentiment onto a piece of white cardstock. 

I then cut a circle using one of my nesties and inked it with Scattered Straw, Dried Marigold and Spiced Marmalade distress inks to make it look like a big old sun. I printed the bamboo image again onto a piece of copier paper, then carefully positioned my sun over the image and secured it with a tiny amount of adhesive. I passed it through my printed once more and the image is then printed onto the sun! 

I added the circle back to my original printed card, taking care to line up the image before gluing in place. I finished off with a piece of black twine which is passed through an oriental coin for embellishment.

So, I hope you will join us with your own oriental designs this week.
Hugz, Jan xx


  1. How clever of you to print the bamboo over your inked circle. :)

  2. What a clever way of lining up your image! It's made a very beautiful scene

  3. Hi Jan this is a gorgeous card. I love how you have lined up the image. Hugs Jackie

  4. Gorgeous work. Very striking. xxx


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