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'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,



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

  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.

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

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

  5. So pretty, love the butterfly.

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

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

    Carol x

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

    Thanks for sharing,

    Alex from England x



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