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Monday, 5 July 2010

Good luck!

Howdy Bloggettes! Wow me again so soon - lol

Just a quick post, well for me anyway ;))

The daughter of a good blogging buddy of mine (the lovely Gez) has gone on a fabulous trip to China! She's gone to have a sort of crash course in Chinese. How super is that? So I thought I'd make her a card to wish her luck.

Now I've had this stamp for years and its never seen a smear of ink ~blushes~ but how perfect was it for this project? I coloured it with Copics and added shading to the torn edges. Now for me to just rip the edges was hard! I'm usually a clean cut kind of gal ;)) I added a few cherry blossoms which are an oriental type flower (aren't they??) a bit of punching a la Martha, papers by DCWV, bit of ribbon. Oh and a couple of little punched pink butterflies to just lift it a bit.

Oh a touch of gold Stickles for a spot of pizzazz! Now I know nothing about Chinese.... other than what I've gleaned from my local takeaway, I don't think know the numbers of my favourite dishes counts does it? I'm hoping the writing isn't upside down! I'm sure Rae-Rae will tell me when she comes back!

13 comments:

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Net.

Hugs Riet.xx

Angelnorth said...

The card looks fab Net and what a sweet thought! I hate to be the bearer of bad news but although I don't think your writing is upside down, I do think it's sideways - doesn't detract from the loveliness though and Rae can always turn her head sideways ;o)

Hazel said...

Lovely card - I'm sure Rachel loves it x

Karen said...

Awe...so like you to be so thoughtful Net...R probably loves it and is still showing it off to her friends!

As for not 'doing' Oriental...well...you lied as its just gorgeous!!! HUGS XXX

Kaz said...

Fab card Net xx

Gez said...

Net your card is absolutely STUNNING. Rachel & I was both breath taken when we saw it. Doesn't matter which way up the text is hunni it is the most super awesome card I have seen in a l o n g time.
Thank You so much for your kindness & thinking of Rachel. Your card made her smile so much before she set off on her journey & it will definately be going in her treasure box.
Have a lovely Monday. BIG (hugs) Gez.xx

Kathy said...

You've done a fab job, Net. I think one of the reasons I'm so wary about Oriental themes is not knowing what any symbols might mean....

Caroline said...

Gorgeous card Net..x

Janice said...

Very nice, I'm sure Rachel appreciated it.

Mina said...

wow how lucky is she what a fantastic thing to do...your card is beautiful and you have captured the chinese theme perfectly
Mina xxx

Irena said...

This is gorgeous card.

Sandra said...

Hiya Net....Gorgeous card,fabby stamp...if we keep things long enough they do get used eventually!...just reminded me that i've got that DCWV stack....

Hope you are well
Take care
San x

Mary J said...

Hi Net! Thought I'd pop over to say hi! What a beautiful card - attention to detail is amazing!