October 3, 2009

Alright -- so I DID get to play today!

YIPEE -- My 2 year old took a nice nap, and the 5 year old is busy playing...so I got to play too!

I decided to play along with Papertrey's challenges today -- I couldn't resist the first one, as soon as I saw it, I knew what I wanted to do.  The challenge is a Japanese influence on your project.  Out on a Limb is one of my most FAVORITE PTI sets, and it hasn't seen ink in quite some time.

So I dusted it off, and got to work.  I went out and found a "Japanese Font" for free on the internet -- so I hope it is accurate, and that I'm not offending the Japanese culture here, LOL.  It says "Happy Birthday" down the side.  I kept my project to 3 simple colors, black, red and white. 

I put my branches and flowers, and thought about leaving it, but decided to make some paper lanterns.  I stamped a piece of white CS with the branch and flowers images, and then ran it through my crimper (which I haven't used in about 3 years or more, LOL) then I punched out some circles (1" and 3/4") and used pop dots to adhere them to my card front.  Finished off the flower centers with some stickles.

I'm glad I got to play along -- I hope I get time to do all of the challenges...they're great!

Thanks for stopping by!
Stamps:  Out on a Limb Revised, Mixed Messages
Ink: Palette Black, Pure Poppy, Fresh snow
Paper: Select white, true black, pure poppy
Accessories: Punches, dimensionals


Lisa said...

This is sooo lovely!!! Delicate and simple...I love it!

Dana said...

Your card is beautiful!! Good luck with your little ones so you can play along with the other challenges!

Rebecca said...

I love the overall look. The lanterns are a great idea. I've never had a crimper, but used one a few weeks ago making cards with friends....they give such a fun look. Glad your kiddos cooperated for card time!

nina said...

Oh I love this card. Will have to 'steal' your fabulous idea for the lanterns - love how they pop out!

Alyssa B said...

Nice - very oriental!

Marisa G said...

Love the paper lanterns. Beautiful card!

Rebecca {bellacarta} said...

Love your paper lanterns! Beautiful job!

Terri E. said...

Great use of out on a limb as well. Great take on the Japan challenge.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Alyssa said...

I love this! So pretty...and you used one of my all time PTI favorites!! I love how you printed the sentiment in Japanese too. You rocked this challenge! :o)