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Traveling with The Sisterhood

2010 June 16

Yup, it's another trip around the world with The Sisterhood and we are heading to Japan with Lisa as our guide. 

I love Japan…. love the traditions, the history and of course love it because they gave us Copics, lol!  And how funny is it that I just now realized I didn't use any copics on my card.  Too funny!  

Love Joy Peace

For once I knew how I wanted my card to look before I started – imagine that!  However, the seed bead border and the vellum butterflies were an after thought.   I used my stylus to dry emboss some dimension on the butterfly wings and for the seed beads I used Scor-Tape.  I've had these seed beads for years and have no clue who they are from.  I just know I got them at Michaels in the clearance section.    The oriental characters are from one stamp, "Love Joy Characters" from Stampendous.  The stamp has the characters lined vertically so I just used my SU square punch and cut each character out then matted it onto black card stock.  The DSP is called "Water Congi Paper" from Heidi Grace Designs (got it at Big Lots a couple of years ago).  Love that paper.

Here is a close up:

Love Joy Peace close up

I lightly edged the butterflies with Distress Ink "Broken China"

Although no copics were used, I love how this card turned out.  Believe it or not, but it's the first time I used double sided adhesive and beads.  Just like with glitter, I never had any luck and always ended up making more of a mess. 

By adding the butterflies and the beads, I can enter this card in the following challenges:

Lots To Do – Week 23 Birds/Wings

The Crafty Calendar Challenge – #9 Bugs & Beasties

Little Red Wagon – Challenge #33 Beads

 

Continue to tour Japan by hoping over to the Sisterhood blog to glimpse more of Japan in all of the beautiful projects my fellow Sisters created.  And then pack your bags and join us in this weeks challenge at The Sisterhood of Crafters

Can't wait to see what your interpretation of 'Japan' is.

12 Responses
  1. June 16, 2010

    Love it – Beautiful background paper – great stamping and love the beads on DS
     
    Thanks for sharing with the Lotstodo Challenge x Hilda

  2. June 16, 2010

    Awesome card Micki :)  I love the addition of the beads and I had no idea Japan made Copic!

  3. June 16, 2010

    well done, the bead border is fab!

  4. Sandy permalink
    June 16, 2010

    Too clever!  Love the bead frame and I have SO many sitting in my stash!  Gonna have to try this on the weekend!  Oh and I LOVE the card!!!!!

  5. June 16, 2010

    This is GORGEOUS!  I love the butterflies and the beads!

  6. June 17, 2010

    Micki,
    I love this card!!!!! So pretty in all the blues! You really did a great job on this one! I totally blew it…forgot….
    Blessings,
    Kim xXx

  7. June 17, 2010

    This is just fabulous hun! Love the blue and the beads and the butterflies. Wonderful job!!
    (How did the gardening shoes go down at work then?? No frowns I hope – LOL)

  8. Rosanne permalink
    June 18, 2010

    This is just gorgeous Micki! Love how you used the beads! Thanks for playing along at Little Red Wagon!

  9. June 19, 2010

    oh oh oh!  I love this oriental card! That is an excellent way to take your anger and spiff the heck out of some beautiful cards. I love it! I have never done the sparkles or the beads this way but WHOA!  gonna do it now.  I am now making scrapbook pages since we are on Grandkid number 5 for me, anyway.  Dave may lay claim to more…not me! love ya….maybe you can visit after Alicia has Obadiah. yeahhhh

  10. June 19, 2010

    Beautiful card Micki!  Love your bead border – I have a couple of packs of them and only ever used them for 'sprinkles' on cupcakes, so thanks for the inspiration!

  11. Lisa Buttafuoco permalink
    June 20, 2010

    This has to be one of my favorite cards that you did!  When I saw it my mouth just fell open..IT IS BEAUTIFUL!!!  That bead border is just amazing.  The whole card is very elegant and very regal looking.  I feel even worse now that all my Sistahs did such an amazing job on MY challenge and I didn't get a chance to produce anything!!  Thanks for making me proud!!

  12. June 23, 2010

    Hi Micki, Gorgeous card! I love the colours and the butterflies are so pretty.
    Thanks for joining us at the Crafty Calendar Challenge.
    Lisa x

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