Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Two Asian Inspired Cards

My two childhood best friends both live in New York, one in Manhattan and the other in Brooklyn. I visit them periodically, but I have been missing them a lot recently. All three of us are into Asian decor, especially bamboo. On my last visit to NYC, we visited an adorable Asian store, where I got a GORGEOUS Asian tea set. (The three of us also performed together in a school play of The King and I).

I just got this adorable Hero Arts stamp set from Simon Says Stamp, so I thought they would be perfect to use on a card for my two besties.

I wanted to create two similar cards, but I didn't want them to be exactly the same. I used all the same elements and two different sketches.

CARD 1:Front:
Inside of #1:
This sketch was from Inspirational Card Sketches.

Inside #2:
This sketch was from Card Positioning Systems.

On these cards, I used the Hero Arts Asian Dolls stamps, paper by Anna Griffin, Studio G sentiment stamp, adhesive pearls, and the Creative Memories scallop corner punch.



Tricia said...

both cards are fantastic! Glad you got to play with us at ICS@

eiyiyi said...

Oh, I just love them both. Having lived in Tokyo for 4 years, I have a fondness for all things Asian. these cards bring back such happy memories of that time. You did a gorgeous job on both and I know your girlies will love them. hugs, eileen

Dolly said...

Fantastic cards, great take on the sketch at ICS. Thanks for joining in the fun. Love your blog design too!

Karen said...

What fabulous cards and I think your friends will be delighted with them. Thanks for joining us at ICS this week.
Karen x

Claudia Rosa said...

i love the inspiration

Anonymous said...

Oh `WoW` your cards are `gorgeous` Thanks for joining in with the ICS Challenge:)xxx

Terri E. said...

Fun colors and pearl accents. Love your take on the CPS sketch.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Heather said...

These cards are so cute and fun! Great take on the ICS challenge this week! I love the colors you chose. Thanks for joining us this week!

Regina said...

both are fantastic! such a sweet image and I love the colors! thanks for playing along at ICS!

I hope you get to see your friends soon.

wendipooh13 said...

oh my gosh your cards are soo fun, love the cute image!!! how cool.. great job with the IC sketch this week!!!

glowinshadow23 said...

Love it! I have this set also and have been waiting for an opportunity to use them. Thanks for the inspiration!

scrapnnMO said...

Oh my words they turned our really adorable. Love the bright fun colors. Your besties are just going to love their cards. I love them both. Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to play along at ICS this week.
Owner of ICS

Liz Weber said...

Hi Lauren, loving the cute little asian doll images you have used for these gorgeous cards - so unique and fun and pretty. So glad you could join us this week at ICS!

Fink said...

What a cute asian doll you did! Thanks for joining us at ICS!

kim-paperbabe said...

Wow Lauren,
Gorgeous cards, just love your take on this weeks ICSketch and the colours and images are fantastic!!!

Thanks ♥ for joining us this week, HuGs Kim :)