Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Buggin' the Bamboo

I just received the new Cuttlebug Asian Folder release, and these are the best ever!! Seems to me they really are impressing the cs very deep, therefore the images are so sharp, ..........anyone else notice this? The other thing about them is they really don't need any help....just emboss...and you could really be done! They make a great bold statement without adding anything to the card. This card is done on white cs, then I used the Cuttlebug Smoosh tech from the TJNL, using only Mellow Moss SU ink. When dry, I added the moon, SU, and birds and clouds from Stampscapes. I off set the moon a bit to add some depth. The word stamp, Bamboo (zhu) is from an old stamp line, currently on hiatus.....however.... if you are interested in any of the Red Pearl stamp line, please let me know. A little birdie told me to be patient and wait a while for them to be re-released. If you love Oriental Stamps, you will love the Red Pearl line....it's a great line with unusual stamps. You'll be seeing me use many of these with the new folders. When I was done, I took out a stipple brush and edge brushed around the sides and over the top of the bamboo with Artichoke, SU ink, to give depth to the project. I hope you enjoy this post as much as I enjoyed making it. I just love when things turn out exactly as you see them in your mind, don't you! Warm hugz on chilly nights........


17 comments:

Lisa Somerville said...

Just beautiful! The folder makes a great impression, adding the Artichoke ink really adds depth!

Kathy Eddy said...

Wow, gorgeous! So I have to ask, where can one get these folders? I haven't seen these anywhere yet. kathy

Martha said...

Gerrie your card is superb! The embossing is a great image but it is all your details, special touches that make this such a wonderful card. Great work!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Gorgeous card- where did you get this gorgeous folder??? Beautiful scenery you added.

Odette said...

I love what you did here Gerrie, just beautiful!
Thanks for join us at the Cuttlebug Challenge.
Hugs,
Odette

Meda said...

Wow! I am so loving your card! I agree the folders need nothing else added, but your techique is just exqusite. Hats down to you!

Debby said...

Gorgeous! I was on the fence for the asian folders but this is so beautiful I'm convinced I need them now.

Beth said...

Hey GF this is awesome I love the simplicity of it and your right don't need to add much to it those folders leave such a clear impression.
You rocked this challenge thanks for playing along at
Cuttlebug Challenge this week.
Hugs

Willow said...

Gorgeous!! Now I will have to get those Asian CB folders!! Also, please do let me know when the Red Pearl stamps become available. I am a member of OSA yahoo group (Oriental Stamp Art)so I know others in the group would be excited as well! Once again, Thanks Gerrie!!!

Ramona said...

Gerrie,

Your card is beautiful! :-)

Ramona
http://create-with-joy.blogspot.com

Aletha J. Williams said...

Fantastic! How do we get our hands on these new CB folders? Aletha

Maggie said...

gerrie,
This is such a fabulous card, and yes it's perfect by itself, I luv the fact you can create an elegant in a hurry with no fuss with these carts :)
Thank you for joining us.
MAggie
http://cuttlebugchallenge.blogspot.com
http://cuttingabove.blogspot.com

June Houck said...

Gerrie, this is an amazing card! YOU inspired me :)

Terrie B x said...

Oh WoW I love your gorgeous card.that bamboo is gorgeous
Thanks for joining in with the CB Challenges
terrie
http://cuttlebugchallenge.blogspot.com/

Hels said...

FabbyDabbyDoodles hun x

Shantaie said...

I just adore your smoosh technique on this card...and your right these folders are giving a deep gorgeous impression.
Thanks for joining us at cuttlebug challenge blog! Shantaie

Kathy Carvellas said...

Love the color and texture on this one!!