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I received a wonderful bundle of joy from Heidi Borchers the other day. Wonderfully generous of her to send me these delectable joss papers she picked up at a recent trip in San Francisco.

Thank you Heidi, I loved every single bit of it. I covered a sturdy piece of cardboard with the joss paper (one is actually a staging piece in the background). I found this wonderful outline sticker/peel off of a dragon and applied it to the piece trimmed piece after the decopatch varnish glue had dried. Finally I proceeded to fill in with a dark red Sakura gel pen and added a little gem (if you can see it) for the eye. Kanban paper for matting with a gold lame ribbon across the card. Also used some brilliance ink in red to shade the mat. I hope you like it and Heidi this card will find its way to you in the next few days. Enjoy !

Another card from Vince's box of wonders ! He used the small stamp that came with the copy of Stamper's Magazine.

He coloured the image using h20, and stamped the background with an Habico set we purchased from QVC UK a while back.

Ink used is 'Encore' gold metallic ink and Vince embossed it to set it, as that ink never seems to dry.

Finally he matted the whole lot with opaque gold mirri cardstock. The coin was made using the negative of a peel-off and punching a circle from the gold mirri carstock.

Thanks Vince another stunner !

Vince created this gorgeous Oriental collage card and I knew I had to feature it on ZOCM.

He used several stamps and layered them as well as merging inks in the background.

Double matted adding a lovely red ribbon and a chinese coin to finish the card off.

You'll have to agree that Vince created a stunner here.

Thanks Vince for letting me use it on this blog, too.
I've used a combination of two Oriental kits from QVC and the lovely digital image of cherry blossoms by Chris Dark. I've noticed I could make screen out of those cherry blossoms. I scored at the back and used luster rub-on creams to distress them, did the same thing on the card and the cream embossed paper (the floor). Used a vellum to create the backdrop and finally cut out a lady playing the chinese harp.
I was saying to Vince how I need to add another card to my Oriental Card Making blog and when I woke up this morning I found this beauty in the craft corner. Vince used several stamps to create the background, tore handmade paper to create the panda bear and finally cut out the bamboo leaves from paper adding a touch of sparkle with Sakuras (Vince loves Sakuras). I just love this card ! And the goggly eyes crack me up. You can see the same technique used on a Hoppy Bunny Card on my other blog.
Hi guys, this week the challenge on Dare U 2 Digistamp was ribbon and I came up with this oriental card.

I've used one sheet from a QVC oriental kit for the background paper, a printed brown ribbon from HOTP (used the reverse) as it matched so well. Brilliance black lightening ink to give it an interference look. Coloured the stunning digital image from Chris Dark with Coloursoft and Sansodor.

Geisha is a tanda stamp ( I think ), I purchased second hand from the lovely Lin on the CraftTelly.com forum (Hi there everyone !)

Pearly accents of gem from one of those bumper pack you can buy at QVC. This is going to be my sister's birthday card you can see her gift for her 40th on my other blog.

I think this one of my first attempt at Oriental card making. The paper was a lovely handmade paper with a bit of glitter.

I used some Papercellar raffia like a ribbon.

Matted the image on crisscrossed gold mirri cardstock.

Not too shabby ! LOL

I saw a card with the two slits done at the bottom and using either a small punch or cropadile to finish the ends off.

Such a great idea I thought I would give it a go for an oriental card. Used an existing QVC UK kit (no longer available) matted it and embellished with a coin as well as some twisted cord.

If I remember correctly the paper with flowers which reminds me a bit of falling snowflakes is DCWV.

I always feel that tall cards are so elegant...

Nearly forgot about his card. I've used the Far East DCWV pad and a decoupage kimono that came with a QVC kit. I've also utilised a Fiskar template for the leaf and matted it with metallic silver using the same paper.

It gives it a subtle look, you can almost miss them but don't blink ! LOL There are chinese lettering peel-offs on the right top corner of the card.

Finally I brushed lightly with my finger with a silver buffering cream all around the card.

With this card I discovered peel-offs, no really, I had peel-offs phobia before. But soon realised they can really accent a card. I"ve used them on the fan, the lady's lapel and the headdress.

I've used an oriental cardstock that was embossed and rubbed-on some metallic luster cream.

The card is a three panel card so folds in two parts you can see it standing on my other blog. Finally I've added some chinese coins to finish the card off.

This is one of my first attempt at making cards ! As you can see I went for textures. I used a DCWV cardstock and Fiskars texturing templates (my arm still aches LOL) with the widget you swirl around applying pressure.

The stamp is from The Angel Company. They have lovely stamps and I'm sure I spent a fortune on them.

I used sand paper to get the embossed image to 'pop' and used the cardstock leftover on a chipboard.
I got a lovely set of Oriental stamps from QVC and really liked this Cherry Blossom in a vase image.

I stamped on the background then used chalks in lilac and turquoise to get a water colour effect.

Coloured in the stamped image with watercolour pencils.

The coin was gold but I didn't think it would go so used some metallic buffer rub-on cream in silver and purple to highlight the dragons.
I'm still going through my existing pictures of Oriental cards made in the past few years, I'll start to make new creations over the weekend.

I liked making this card as I use the whit raffia to create a semi-wheel of some sort. I used four stamps for the coin, the background, the bird and the highlighted foreground.

I chalked the dark cardstock and stamped twice first in white and then in black. I like how it make the chinese writing 'pop'.

I like the contrast between black & white.
That's another fave of mines I created for a challenge last year. I've used some Brenda Pinnick papers and matched the stamping with purples hues.

The ribbon goes through a clear plastic buckle.

I've added extra flourishes on the left to give that extra oriental look.


I thought I would start my new oriental card making blog with one of my favourite cards I made last year for an online challenge. I used a QVC kit that is no longer available but I'm glad I went for it.

There's a bit of everything on this card: stamping, quilling, embossing, decoupage and I even added some glossy accents to the round image of cherry blossom trees.

I was so proud of it, I sent it to Dawn Bibby for her birthday. I really like how everything coordinates.