With an Asian Flair

asian_candy_spiegel8The Designer’s Challenge this month for Elizabeth Craft Designs is to create a project with an Asian theme.

Asian is definitely out of my comfort zone, so this was a tough one for me. It took me several days to develop a plan, but in the end, it all came together and I absolutely love it … in fact, it is one of my favorite cards yet!

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I started by making my own background paper … I wanted something that looked like water. I took several Distress Ink pads and swiped them on a non-stick craft sheet.

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Then I spritzed it with water and drug my background cardstock through the ink.

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Heat dry and then repeat until you get the desired affect.

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I swiped the edge with Distress Ink and adhered it to a black card base.

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Then I covered Elizabeth Crafts’ Peel Offs in Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter and colored them with Copic markers. I cut them out and adhered them to the card.

Next, I cut out the koi (Elizabeth Craft Designs die) from Shimmer Sheetz and the layered piece from black Adhesive Velvet Paper (Elizabeth Craft Designs). I added pop dots to the back side.

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Then I used a border from another set of Elizabeth Craft Designs’ Peel Offs at the bottom of the card. To get it straight and all the way to the edge of the card, I let it run over onto my desk and then trim it after.

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Then I adhered the koi and cut out the word Hello from the velvet paper and placed that on the front.

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Since the inside was black, I added a sheet of white paper and some Asian corners (they are on the same sticker sheet as the borders).

Be sure to visit Elizabeth Craft Designs’ Blog today to see the rest of the designers responses to the Asian challenge! They are amazing … just saying!

15 thoughts on “With an Asian Flair

  1. Pingback: Elizabeth Craft Designs August Designer Challenge – Asian Theme | Elizabeth Craft Designs

  2. Beautiful card, great background & love the Koi! What a nice touch to add the corner flourishes on the inside of your card.

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