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Friday, October 22, 2010

Look up!

So happy that Friday is finally here!  I hope you all have fabulous weekend plans.  I will be hanging around in my craft room (ok, the craft space that combines my craft room, kitchen and dinning room, LOL!).

Here is a CAS (clean and simple) card I made recently:

The images are from a CHF set, by artist Sara England.  I thought these images would be great for quick cards as well as gift sets--I've got a dolphin, a turtle, a dragon fly, and a seashell.  Now I wish I'd also gotten the crab and starfish, sigh!  Anyway, This card was super quick to make, and looks great IRL.

I used two different green colours of pigment ink on the rubber stamp (one darker colour on the shell and lighter colour on the body) and then stamped on the cardstock, covered with embossing powder, and heat set.  Added some blue shading in the background with the Copic Airbrush, and stamped the sentiments using black versafine (since it gives the clearest sharpest dark black impression).  Added a bow and layered it on to some cardstock, and it was done!

All right, so I have to tell you about my latest discovery, a wonderful blog with chinese cooking recipes. We've been trying to watch our budget and cook at home instead of at the restaurant, and I've been having chinese food withdrawal LOL!  So finally looked up some recipes.  Check out this site, she's got fabulous recipes with lots of pictures and clear instructions on what to get and how to put it together:  http://appetiteforchina.com/

I'll let you know how the cooking experiments go!

Have a great weekend all!

28 comments:

  1. This is gorgeous! Love how you did the turtle, looks like abalone shell.

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  2. Great card, Kristina!

    That Chinese recipe site sounds really interesting... have you tried any of them yet?

    Have fun with your weekend of crafting!!

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  3. Love the sentiment.

    Let me know which recipes you try.

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  4. this is beautiful, I remember those from CHF, so sad they closed down now. But the stamp live on!

    totally love it!!!!!!

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  5. Ohhh this is gorgeous!
    So wonderful image and sentiment!!
    Hugs from Maya

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  6. Oh how beautiful! I love the embossing and what a lovely sentiment too
    Have a nice weekend
    Linds x

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  7. stunning image and sentiments. Off to check out the chinese site :)

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  8. Wonderful card! Hope you had a good dinner and thanks for leaving me a sweet comment on my card at Splitcoast...Have a great weekend!

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  9. Such a nice sea turtle image. I like how you embossed it.

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  10. Great embossing...really nice card.

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  11. This is beautiful embossed. love the embossing, it is so perfect for this image.

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  12. wonderful Kristina! Looks great embossed and the sentiments go so well with it - did they come with the image?

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  13. that turtle is wonderful...looks like real shell...and that sentiment(s) are so true and meaningful

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  14. Hi Kristina! Your card is sooooooo fabulous! What a beautiful stamp! I have a silly question - who is CHF? This is a stunning image but mostly how you made it so bright and beautiful! I am off to check out your recipe for Chinese - one of my faves! I kwym about watching the pennies - please let us know what tried and true recipes you like the most! Have a blessed weekend!

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  15. This is such an awesome card! Love the turtle!!!

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  16. Love this! After having a tough end to my week this just made me smile! Great sentiment and the turtle is the perfect compliment to it! The embossed panel is a perfect accent. :)

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  17. Love your card beautiful
    Hugs Shirley x x

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  18. Fabulous card Kristina, great sentiment - I love the embossed background :)

    Congrats on being chosen for the Sentimental Sundays DT & I'm looking forward to working with you.

    Hope you're having a great weekend.
    Hugs
    Tracey
    xx

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  19. Hey Kristina! Gorgeous Card! Congrats on the Sentimental Sundays DT & I'm looking forward to working with you chick!

    hugz

    Sal xx

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  20. Great card, love the embossing! Thanks for the link to the blog...I so want to try the Shrimp with Spicy Garlic Sauce YUM :)

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  21. this is just beautiful! Looking foward to working with you on the Sentimental Team!

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  22. Such a nice card and sentiment, I wish I had the desire to color and use copic markers but I never really got into it. When I see your work it makes me want to try...Keep feeding us inspiration.

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  23. What a wonderful creation, the embossing is such a great touch. Chinese food, mmmmmmm, yummy! xxx

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  24. Wonderful card. Love the embossed image. Congrats on the Sentimental Sundays DT, looking forward to working with you.

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  25. Pretty card! I'd love to see the dolphin!

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  26. lovely card! the turtle is so pretty!

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