Saturday, 29 August 2009

Oriental Lady

I've had this little Oriental Lady stamp for ages and not used it, simply because I wasn't sure what to do with it. It's from Clarity Stamps minature range and because it's so small I thought it would get lost on a card. However, I was determined to do something with it and here it is.

You probably can't tell from the photo, but the black card is scored into a grid pattern (got a new Scor-pal so was having a little play with it). The centre of the black card has been cut out to give a sort of window look and the small square with the image on placed centrally inside. The leaves came from a Tapestry stamp set I have (again never used until this card) which I think give a nice framed effect. I just added some Weathered Wood distress ink around the edges and added some gold coins (from a Habico set of stamps) and gold ribbon. I edged the black card with some gold leaf. Now I've managed to use her once I think she will be making another appearance, I think maybe a reflection next.

Thanks for dropping by and I hope you all have a great bank holiday. x


Jackie said...

Superb card, I can just make out the score lines :o)
Jackie xx

Anonymous said...

Great card Sue,
Sue x

Vicky said...

Stunning card Sue. So elegant!
Hope you're having a fab BH weekend!
Hugs, Vicky ~x~

Sarah said...

A lovely card, very elegant and oriental. I can see the grid and think it looks great.
xx :0)

Elaine Stark said...

A very elegant card. Elaine

Sarpreet said...

beautiful card, i am always a fan of your work

gina g said...

Hi Sue I love this card its very elegant. luv gina xx

pickle said...

Oh Wow Sue this is a stunner. I love black and gold always makes for a striking card. Love the little image too and the way you have cut out the aperture.
Kerry x

Sarpreet said...

I have something for you on my blog

Stacey said...

Simple but totally elegant, I really like it! ~♥~

Lorraine A said...

Hi Sue,, I was leaving a comment on your lovely Christmas card and spotted this ! ;-) We have an oriental challenge on the simon says stamp challenge and a similar card to this would be perfect ! It has to one that hasn't been posted previously ,,, shame I know ,,,;-)This card is fabulous !!
Lols x x