Friday, February 6, 2009

DCM Challenge: Oriental Splendor!

HOORAY!!! The DCM Challenge this week is a simply a joy! Oriental images are so versatile to communicate anything from good luck to birthday to wedding or you-name-it. It's all in the way you treat the image or layout. I also enjoy working with them because it reminds me of all my Japanese friends and teachers in the music world.

Interestingly, I very infrequently use red and black as theme colors in my own oriental card. Hope this one doesn't get disqualified for the black chop stamp.

The patterned paper is from a Marcella stack (gorgeous!) that I found at Big Lots for $5. Talk about a find!

Stamps are Rubber Stampede "Cherry Blossoms" (have had my eye on this one for awhile! Finally it went 40% off at JoAnns and mwa-haha...it's mine!!!) and Penny Black "Good Luck" chop. Personally, though, I think the card could mean anything you want it to, as long as you're not sending it to someone who speaks Mandarin... ;)

Again the butterfly is from that fabulous Colorbok stack.

I had great fun putting together this card and my husband even helped me decide on where to place the insect and the chop. Good eye, huh?

Thanks for a super theme this week and all the great creations from the lovely ladies at DCM!

Happy crafting all,

--Kathryn

8 comments:

  1. Such a beautiful card, love the image, so delicate.

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  2. I’m in a good mood so I’ll let you have the Black outlines. Lol!

    Your card is beautiful Kathryn and that stamp is gorgeous…….I know because it’s the same one I used for my card!

    Thanks for joining in with my DCM dare this week.

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  3. That is so beautiful, love the subtlety of the colours, and really love the butterfly!

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  4. WOW! This is so awesome!! I really love what you did with yours! Love the pretty colors and butterfly!! :)

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  5. So pretty, love the butterfly.

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  6. I love the stamp! (must borrow Sue's) and the way that you have arranged your card

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  7. Love the cherry blossoms, such pretty colours....gorgeous card :)

    Hugs
    Carol x

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  8. Aww what a beautiful card, the colours are so pretty :)

    Thanks for sharing,

    Alex from England x

    1am

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