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Cards and other handicrafts made by Jean Straw

Thursday 14 March 2013

Oriental Birthday

I have made this card using the Oriental Crane clear stamp set from Chocolate Baroque. I stamped the crane onto white card with Memento black ink and coloured it with Coloursoft pencils. The blue shading in the background was done using a duster brush and broken china Distress ink. After trimming I mounted it onto black card leaving a narrow border. Next  I stamped and coloured the little oriental scene and the Birthday greeting on the left hand side of a larger piece of  white card. I edged this piece with narrow black peel off strips. The back layer is a piece of oriental style paper from my stash cut to fit the base card, and then the other pieces positioned on top  with the crane panel mounted with foam tape.
This card is for yet another man in the family with a birthday this month.
I am  entering  it in the following challenges,
Stamping Sensations - The Great Outdoors
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
CCEE Stampers - Pencils Please


  1. Another lovely use of this stamp Jean. it is very versatile isn't it. Sylvia loved mine when I gave it to her today. I must have another go with the duster brushes. I like your hint of blue in the background. Kate x

  2. I really like how you have used the Chocolate Baroque images Jean and bought the crane to the fore of your card and have achieved a lovely soft sky with think dusters.

    Thank you so much for sharing your lovely work with us at Stamping Sensations challenge.

    B x

  3. Love your Oriental themed card, Jean. The sun is coloured in so well. And what a pretty, pretty image.

  4. Delightful piece of designing with the way that crane is balanced by the scene & sentiment. The oriental patterned paper really sets the oriental tone too.
    Paula (PEP)

  5. Wow this is just beautiful Jean! Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month.

  6. Stunning card, Jean! Those images are gorgeous, and beautifully coloured. The oriental background paper goes perfectly with them. Thank you for sharing it with us for our Great Outdoors theme at Stamping Sensations, and good luck.


  7. So lovely and beautiful! Thanks for joining the CCEE Stampers!

  8. Very pretty Jean! This is a fab birthday card. :) Thanks for joining us at Make It Monday.

  9. Hi Jean, just popping in to let you know I chose your card as one of my POTW from last weeks Make It Monday entries and have featured it on my blog.
    DT Make It Monday

  10. Hi Jean, this is beautiful. I love the crane stamp, it looks lovely with the other image in the background, and I like the subtle colour.. I've been having a look in the CB store this evening - I didn't realise they sold mixed bags of Stampsmith stamps, but now I think I remember you telling me that you had bought some a while ago.

    Take care Jean

    Maria xxxxx

  11. Fantastic card
    Thanks for joining us at Stamping sensations