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Marbled Japanese Hanging Lanterns

Hello Everyone – Chrissy D here using the beautiful Japanese Hanging Lanterns and Thank you stamps from Art Neko. Starting with the marbled background, I used the long forgotten technique (by me), the shaving cream technique.

I used water based fig, rose and pink ink refills and placed drops in the shaving cream and created a swirly pattern. I gently placed the white cardstock onto the marbled shaving cream allowing the ink to penetrate the paper. Scraping the shaving cream off, I set aside and allowed it to dry for a bit.

The cardstock I used felt a little “waxy” after I used the shaving cream technique. I wiped it with a cloth to clean up the waxy feeling. Once dry, I inked the Japanese Hanging Lanterns and the Thank you  stamps using fig and Rose ink pads and stamped the image twice on the cardstock. The ink looked wet, so I sprinkled clear embossing powder on the images and heat embossed the text and the images.

To complete the project, I added 3 magenta sequins and mounted the marbled cardstock on the rose cardstock. I just love these lanterns, the flourishes are so pretty! I hope you like my project too! Thank you for stopping by and looking.


Geisha with thanks

Good morning to you … Kia here with you today. I would like to share this sweet Geisha with you.  She is from the Thanksgiving Japanese Kokeshi Geisha, but I think she can be used for many occasions, and in my case a thank you card. I coloured her using doCraft Markers, including the black of the hair and outline of the stamp. In doing so I was sure to get that black look I wanted. I used a piece of Silver Circles and Polyester Fabric Paper in the background which I framed for a nice clean look. I attached my Geisha to the card on foam dots, and stamped the thank you sentiment to finish. I think she is really sweet, and I hope you enjoy her. Thank you for dropping by today and I will see you next time.


Sunny Bamboo Thanks

Kia with you today with a thank you card to share.  I have a few of these to do, as I am sure we all do. It is a bit of a gloomy day here in Southern Ontario, so I wanted to add a bit of colour to my world.  For this card I coloured my Framed Bamboo with Sun/Moon stamp first using Tombow Markers, then lightly spritzing my coloured stamp with water before stamping.  I heat set my image to make it easier to add additional  colour with my Zig Brushes.  I die cut my image off centre with my stitched rectangles and  for a bit more interest I embossed my card base with a vines embossing folder.  This is a thank you card for a Christmas gift, and as such I like to add a bit of sparkle, so I die cut my thanks using green glitter paper and, rare for me,  I added baker’s twine tied in a bow at the top to finish.

I hope you enjoy today’s post and look forward to seeing you next time.  In the meantime I would like to wish one and all a very Happy and Healthy New Year.


Crane Circle Facing Right

It’s Sabrina here, and for my last card of the year I have chosen to use the ” Crane Circle Facing Right” stamp from Art Neko. I chose this partly because the crane is looking forward into next year with whatever that may bring, and also because in Asian mythology, the crane is a symbol of good fortune and long life.

Circle crane facing right image from Art Neko
I have to confess that I chose to get this crane circle facing right image because many years ago I did a Chinese-style embroidery of an eagle; he’s perched in a very stylized pine tree just like this one. There will be a photo on my blog later today  if you want to see it. Anyway, my embroidery has an orange and red setting sun, and I wished to replicate that in my design, so after inking the stamp up with Versafine Onyx Black, I used a Q-tip to gently sponge all the ink off the sun so that I could colour it. On the stamp itself, the sun is solid black so that this makes a beautiful silhouette image with no need for any colouring!  This image is also available on the Asian Butterfly with Crane Medallions sheet of stamps, which has some gorgeous butterflies and kanji, as well as another two crane medallions.

After stamping the image on watercolour paper I used Inktense pencils to colour it, and a glitter pen to add some sparkly highlights. After cutting it out, I coated the whole circle with Versamark and three layers of UTEE, so that it would look like a ceramic plate, and layered it onto a lacy black circle.

My sentiment comes from the full sheet of Oriental images and texts, and is stamped onto the same linen-finish paper that I used for the white layer, and cut with a decorative label die.
The white layer is embossed with a typically Asian fan motif, and I used a South-West corner punch on each corner so that I could add a strand of red floss for some definition.

Crane Circle facing right stamp from Art Neko,


I wish you all a happy and peaceful Christmas season, and may the crane bring you good things in 2017.


Panda Thank You


Hello Stampers! Hetty here with a thank you card. As we do not celebrate Thanksgiving in The Netherlands, I wanted to make something related to this. I see all these post by people telling every day what they are thankful for. Well, I am thankful for being on this design team and able tho use Annette’s wonderful stamps. So thank you Annette for having me! I love using your wonderful stamps. As a panda is always eating lots of bamboo, I thought this was as close to Thanksgiving as I could get.


For my card, I colored the background with distress ink and on top I used a stencil. I have more detailed pictures on my Craftchaos Blog for you. After I finished the background the Walking Panda stamp was stamped once on the background and twice on another piece of white cardstock. So I cut the panda’s and used foam tape to add this to the panda that was already stamped on the background. The Thank You stamp was stamped on a piece of white cardstock and decorated with the same bamboo stencil. For decoration I added 2 bling gemstones.

Thank you for looking and wishing you all a blessed Thanksgiving with your family and friends.


Leafy Foliage Framed Thank You



Good morning!  It’s Holly posting today, and I’m sharing this leafy foliage framed thank you card.  I found this gorgeous Leafy Frame on a sheet of ATC frame stamps, and I knew it would be perfect for a thank you card.  I stamped it with some emerald green ink, let it dry, and then sponged more of the same emerald green ink around the frame.  I then stamped the Thank You sentiment with black ink inside the leafy frame.  The Thank You sentiment is from the Friendship, Get Well, and Thank You’s sheet at Art Neko.  After I cut out the frame, I matted it with some white cardstock and black cardstock.  I then added this to a black card base that was layered with white cardstock.

This is one of those quick and easy cards that I can make multiples of and have on hand when I need them.  I can also change out the sentiment to whatever I need at the moment, whether it is a birthday card, a get well card, an encouragement card, or even a sympathy card.  Have a look at the gorgeous frames HERE in the Art Neko store.  They are perfect for whatever sentiments you want to stamp inside the frames.



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