Saturday, February 28, 2009

Happy Birthday!

This is for a good friend of mine, Lisa. She is the one who introduced me to stamping. She has a birthday next week. This was created as an inspiration challenge inspired by Kryssi. Her blog is here: Kryssi's favorite color combo is teal, red and brown. This card is inspired by her colors and my friend Lisa as we both loved the Her Arts Asian doll set.
  1. Punch out sixteen 1 1/4" circles from white cardstock. Stamp them using the for different stamps and brown ink.
  2. Cut a 4 1/2" circle out of white cardstock.
  3. Stamp tree image using brown ink.
  4. Stamp sentiment using red ink around the edges curving the acrylic stamp to follow the line of the circle.
  5. Stamp Asian girl in red and brown ink. Cut out brown girl and red dress. Attach red dress to girl.
  6. Sponge edges of the larger circle with blue dye ink.
  7. Stamp lanterns using red ink and cut out.
  8. Layout little circles around larger circle. Tape larger circle and lay onto the little circles. I also backed the whole flower with a larger cut out circle.
  9. Attach another circle with a fold at the top to make back of the card.
  10. Accent with gems!


  • Hero Arts Clear Design - Four Dolls
  • Hero Arts Sparkle Clear - Arigato
  • Hero Arts Clear Design - Birthday Messages
  • Hero Arts Slanted Tree
  • Paper Shapers Circle Punch
  • Fiskars Circle Cutter, Circle Templates
  • Ranger Distress Ink - Broken China
  • Versafine - Vintage Sepia, Crimson Red
  • StazOn - Blazing Red

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  1. How gorgeous! Love the Asian elements, seem so versatile! Love how you punched out circles from another stamp set. It has everything!

  2. First, does your friend Lisa realize what a huge gift she gave all of us by introducing you to stamps? OH my!!! Happy Birthday to Lisa!

    Such a great card! I want all of these stamps now!!!

  3. Very cute and pretty too! Love how you did the edge, the tree and those cute tree lamps too!

  4. What a great Asian themed card. I like the circle border around your large circle.

  5. This is awesome, Sue! WOW is all I can say!!

  6. Hi, Suzz! I love the slanted tree with one of the four dolls. It is such a good match. Gorgeous card! :-)


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