Sunday, August 31, 2014

Elizabeth Craft Designs' August Asian Designer Challenge

This month's Elizabeth Craft Designs' Designer Challenge is Asian themed, so I decided to use the Lotus Blossom Peel-Off Sticker as my main focal point.  I love how this card turned out.
I started with an A2 red card base, black mat & watercolor paper.  I applied the Lotus Blossom Peel-Off Sticker to the watercolor paper then colored using Stampin' Write Markers & an aquapainter.  After coloring, I used Vintage Photo Distress Ink to sponge all around the edges.  I used three different stamps to stamp over the entire watercolor paper.  I first stamped an image by spritzing water onto my stamp and then stamping, it was too subtle so I stamped with Vintage Photo (top right & bottom left).  Next I stamped a bamboo stamp using gold pigment (top left & bottom right).  Finally I stamped the symbols with Black Memento ((right side of card).

I wanted the background stamping to be subtle and create an interesting pattern.  I added Gold Border Lines all around the edges of the watercolor paper - it looks so regal in person.

In this photo you can see the beautiful Gold Border Lines & the subtle bamboo pattern.

For my second card, I used the Lotus Flower die and Thinking of You Stand Up Helper.

I wanted to keep the colors of this card to tone on tone with one accent color being gold.  I die cut the solid layer of the Lotus Flower die from Orange Iris Shimmer Sheetz.  I die cut the detail layer from gold cardstock.  The oval behind the flowers was cut from the Oval Accordion Card, the Swirly Curves embossing folder was inked with gold pigment ink prior to embossing.  I die cut Thank You Stand Up Helper, cut with a little border on the bottom & added a gold glitter line.  I also added more Gold Borderlines around the edges.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed this tutorial.

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card #1
2515 Lotus Blossom Peel-Off Sticker
1167 Gold Border Lines
Stampin' Write Markers (Stampin' Up!)
Aquapainter (Stampin' Up!)
Black Tuxedo Memento
Vintage Photo Distress Ink (Ranger)
Gold Pigment
stamps are from my stash

card #2743 Lotus Flower
942 Thinking of You Stand Up Helper
772 Oval Accordion Card
0109 Orange Iridescent Shimmer Sheetz
842 Corners & Borders Straight Gold/Gold
E119 Swirly Curves Embossing Folder
gold pigment ink
orange cardstock


  1. Beautiful cards. I especially like how you let the background show through the coloring of the Lotus flower.

  2. Such Beautiful cards Raquel....I Love them!!

  3. Such gorgeous cards, Raquel! I really love your colors and how you combined them.

  4. Awesome cards, Raquel, your colour choices are awesome! Great job!

  5. Raquel both cards are amazing! Love the colors and how you created the background on the first card. So beautiful!