Friday, October 10, 2008

Eastern Haiku

We made this card at my September stamp club meetings. It's a pretty easy card, despite the level of detail. Everyone loved getting a chance to test out the Big Shot. Several said they were surprised at how easy it was to use.

The Haiku Designer paper is just gorgeous! One improvement that everyone made was to sponge around the edges of the So Saffron half-scallop with Tangerine Tango. It definitely looked better!

We sponged the edges of the bird with Tangerine Tango also. To make the branch, we used the Marker direct to Rubber technique. You simply use the brush tip of the SU markers and color on the stamp. It's an easy way to get multiple colors on one stamp. You can also omit part of an image if you want.

Stamps: Eastern Blooms #111626, p. 91 ($21.95 for a set of 5)
Cardstock: Tangerine Tango, Chocolate Chip, So Saffron, More Mustard and Very Vanilla
Designer Paper: Haiku # 112470, p. 168 ($9.95 for 12 double-sided sheets)
Ink: Tangerine Tango, More Mustard & Chocolate Chip Markers
Accessories: Scallop Edge punch, Earth Elements Buttons, Linen Thread, Big Shot, Birds & Blooms Dies, Scallop Circle #2 Die

As always, to order any of these supplies, you can email me at or order directly from my website.

Have a fantastic Friday!

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Laura Brown said...

Ohhh! Very nice. I love all of the big shot elements that you used!

Vanessa said...

what a beautiful card!

Jana Emmert said...

Love the layout!

Staciestamps said...

This is one gorgeous card - great job!!!

Kathy W said...

too clever to use the bird from big shot on tree branch!

Debbi said...

I love that DSP! What a fun layout!