Sunday, March 28, 2010

HSSSC8: Asian Lanterns

I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend! Mine is almost officially over. **sniff, sniff** The weekends always seem to go by more quickly than I would like. At least I did manage to get some cards made (not to mention I finished 8 loads of laundry, got the hubby out the door for a business trip, and kept my kids fed and relatively happy all weekend)!

I am back on the horse, so to speak!

Until the kids are out on Spring Break next week...

Yes, please hum the Jaws music as you read that.

I took my allotted creative time this weekend and participated in some challenges! I am not really on a CAS kick, but this week's Sketch Challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments really lent itself to a card I had been wanting to make for a long time!

This was so easy...I used the Cricut Pagoda cartridge to cut the lanterns and I heat embossed the saying in the upper right corner. :) I think it took me all of 15 minutes to finish. And, I tried something new. I cut Washi Paper with the Cricut! It worked like a charm. I was a little worried it would tear, but nope! Love fun surprises like that!

Stamps: Asian Artistry (SU)
Paper: Basic Black, Brushed Gold, Whisper White, Washi Paper
Ink: Versafine Black
Accessories: Cricut Pagoda Cartridge, Red Riding Hood Red Ribbon, Embossing Powder

Thanks for stopping by to visit!

12 comments:

Rachel said...

OHMY. This is BEAUTIFUL!!!

Teresa Jenkins said...

Love it! Great use of washi paper!

sPaRkLiNg sCrApBoOkS said...

OMG, you are so sweet- and we have so much in common, besides the 49ers, crafts and Karen! I have a degree in nursing too! I just have never used it! lol And girl, I wear my Niners stuff ALL the time here in Dallas- they HATE me here, and I don't care! lol
I'm adding you on my sidebar too- niners chicks have to stick together!Have a great day! xOxO deb

peggysue said...

That is a sweet card, great use of washi paper again! My kids finally finished Spring break, three successive weeks in a row, different kids. The youngest heads back to school tomorrow morning!

Becki B said...

don't you just love it when a plan comes together? Gorgeous Card by the way.

Stephanie said...

okay...you are my laundry idol! I've reached 6 loads - and all because I have way too many clothes and can go for at least a month without doing laundry!

now on to the real business! I love this...that Cricut cartridge is awesome :) The card is perfect - regardless of its simplicity

stampinbygenny said...

I love your card. So simple but very striking. Thanks for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

Genny

Shannon said...

Oh man...this card really makes me want to go buy a Cricut. So simple yet so striking. Great job. Love your take on the sketch. Thanks for joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

Naomi said...

Wowzers!!! I wonder if I could hand cut lanterns...No Cricut here! LOVE this!

CathyRose said...

Love this! What a fabulously simple card!

gale said...

Gorgeous card! As soon as I saw it I wondered if it was from the Pagoda cart.

Gina said...

I have got to get that cartridge, I want it so bad!I love the card, I always love the Asian inspired things.