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Thursday, March 10, 2011


Aloha everyone, it was a good day for doing a card just for fun!  It's been quite a while since I was able to do that.  I decided to get some inspiration by joining a challenge.  This was really a FUN one!  It's being hosted by Crafty Ann's over at Crafter's Digital Art Center, such a GREAT site, and it's free to join!  It's always full of super info and ideas.  The theme was to use the free digi stamp, which are these adorable lanterns (you know how I love things with an Asian flare!), and the colors of purple, lilac and pink.  I sponged the pink edges of my base card and also the background on which I used my own stamp of the tree branch.  I printed the lanterns, colored them with my Copics, cut them out and raised them with pop-dots for depth.  I added the fringes of thread and hung them onto my branch.  The flowered paper is a beautiful piece that is Japanese rice paper I bought in Hilo ages ago.  It has such a lovely texture and I really like the gold metallic mixed in.  All the colors blended together very well!  For a final touch I added the ribbon and hung the coin from the bow.


  1. Gorgeous card Jo, thank you for the link :o)
    Jackie xx

  2. Joanne this is amazing!!! I love the colours!! The lanterns are great the way you raised and decorated them!Perfect! Congats!

  3. Super card Joanna. Good to "see" you again
    hugs sarah X
    p.s. I have candy on offer on my blog

  4. Aloha, Joanne! I'm so glad you stopped by my blog today because I was only thinking of you yesterday and was going to visit you, so your comment made it easier for me to click here, quicker than looking down my list for you. Great timing, eh? Love your card, those lanterns are sooooo nice, and I like how you've raised them up on 3d pads - makes them look like they are hanging on the tree. Hope you are well, good to read that your Dad is home now. Take care, CoB

  5. Hi Joanne, I have left a comment on this on CDAC, but just had to leave one here too. Your work is absolutely stunning and I love how you've managed to make it look like the lanterns are glowing! Thank you for joining in the challenge.
    Ann x

  6. gorgeous card!! fabulous oriental feel in it!! lovely colors!! =)
    great to hear from you, i hope you'll feel better soon and get a break from all the healt issues... =)
    Hugs, SannaS

  7. This is lovely, super colouring. A fabulous card.
    Jen x


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