Tea Time in the Orient with Art Neko

Hello everyone!  Welcome to the brand new Art Neko blog!  My name is Holly Brown and I am the Design Team Coordinator.  I’m thrilled to embark on this wonderful journey to share artwork created with Art Neko stamps.

Tea Time in the Orient card by Holly Brown

Tea Time in the Orient, Art Neko stamps.

For today’s project, I used the beautiful pagoda in the gardens image from the Tea Time in the Orient sheet.  I stamped it with Versamark onto some chocolate brown cardstock, and then covered it with a green verdigris embossing powder.  After I heated up the powder and let it melt, all the gorgeous colors started popping out.  You can see the jade green color, but there is also some darker green and some copper colors mixed in there.  

For my background, I experimented with some different inks to get the same coloring as you see with the verdigris embossing powder.  I started by spraying some white cardstock with Cracked Pistachio distress spray stain, and then I did a rough sponge with some Gathered Twigs distress ink and some emerald green ink.  It coordinates beautifully with the pagoda image.

I wanted to highlight the copper coloring in the embossing powder, so I cut a larger rectangle of cardstock and covered it with copper embossing powder.  I did the same with a couple of small strips and used them for the horizontal strips behind the pagoda image.

I found a medallion stamp from the 34 Medallions sheet and embossed it with the same verdigris embossing powder onto chocolate brown cardstock.  Instead of a circle punch, I decided to echo the shapes of the pagoda by punching the embossed medallion out with a hexagon punch.  I adhered it to the side of the pagoda scene with a little bit of foam tape.  I love how this jade and copper card turned out!

Tea Time in the Orient card by Holly Brown

Be sure to come back and check out what the rest of the Design Team Artists have been creating.  You’re going to love their wonderful artwork!  🙂

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12 Responses to Tea Time in the Orient with Art Neko

  1. dragonlady2 August 1, 2016 at 7:29 pm #

    Great card, Holly.

  2. 4hetty August 1, 2016 at 10:56 pm #

    Yeah!! Congrats on the new blog, it looks wonderful and your card is a great start, Holly!

  3. Sabrina Friel August 2, 2016 at 1:19 am #

    Oh, gorgeous!!! I hoard my verdigris powder and would be scared to use up this much on one card, but oh my, what a fabulous effect, so suited to the Asian theme.

  4. Kia August 2, 2016 at 5:50 am #

    This is fabulous Holly – wonderful depth you achieved and gorgeous colours.

  5. Sue August 2, 2016 at 8:25 am #

    love it! I’ve just started using Embossing powder a lot more and LOVE using it! congrats on the new blog

  6. Joan Ervin August 2, 2016 at 11:10 am #

    What a gorgeous card, Holly!!! Congrats on the new blog!!!

  7. jojot August 2, 2016 at 11:26 am #

    wonderful technique and design…..congrats on the blog

  8. Shirley Quarry August 2, 2016 at 2:10 pm #

    Wow. Holly, your card is just beautiful. I love the emerald green embossing on the brown card stock.

  9. Meg M. August 2, 2016 at 3:32 pm #


  10. Anne August 6, 2016 at 5:29 am #

    I LOVE your technique and your colour matching is sublime! Bravo! I am soooo pleased to have found your new blog as I have been out of oriental stamping for some time, I have been lacking the inspirationto go back to it, not that I haven’t seen some lovely cards on OSA, but I need a kick-start fresh ideas, something to get me back into it! Yourblog may be just the thing…. :O)

  11. chrissyd723 August 14, 2016 at 6:46 pm #

    This is soooo pretty! I love that JADE!!!

  12. Chris Bax August 23, 2016 at 6:18 pm #

    You made a great card using only 2 colors. The two images you used are wonderful.
    Chris B.

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