Friday, May 27, 2011

Crafty Ann's daughter's card for the Crafty Ann's Challenge!

Ha ha, my mom's name is Ann and she's very crafty, so whenever I visit the Crafty Ann's site I think of her! I also think of this particular Crafty Ann, of course, whose work I've enjoyed for some time. I've participated in a few of her challenges, but I'm finally entering one with one of her lovely images.

I grabbed this lantern digi for my card for the CDAC challenge sponsored by Crafty Ann's, and since it's a freebie I saved it for a challenge like this. I had so much luck heat-embossing it on vellum last time that I did it again, with my new sparkly purple embossing powder. LOVE that stuff! I did the same with the lantern stamp.

And the back:
Inspiration: Crafty Ann's Challenge #42: Oriental

Stamps: Good Fortune Lantern by Crafty Ann's; Lantern and Cherry Blossoms from Asian by Design set by Stampendous
Paper: Brazzill, Recollections vellum, Staples résumé paper
Tools: SCAL, Cricut, MS detail scissors, HP printer & ink
Other: Sakura & Elmers gel pens, Copic markers, Memento ink, ZipDry glue, Stampendous embossing powder, Marvy heat tool, Versamark & InkItUp inks

Download my Tent Card template for SCAL (please leave a comment and let me know you're using it. And I'd love to see any resulting cards!)

Update 6/9/11: The Lantern Sentiment worked! I'm very pleased to have received a top three placement in the
Crafty Ann's Oriental Challenge.


  1. Oh wow Christina! This is lovely and how lovely to think that I remind you of your Mom! You've made my day. :o)
    Your card is beautiful, I love your sparkly embossing powder. Even though you picked up the digi as a freebie, please feel free to use it as often as you want to hun, and thank you for sharing your wonderful creativity with us at Crafty Ann's again.
    Ann x

  2. Hi again. Fabulous creation, love the lantern, and the design is so pretty. Great colours too. Happy crafting.
    With love, Sandra xx

  3. Gorgeous card Christina, a real beauty with those stunning colours and I love that sparkly ep! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ann's and good luck
    Claire xx

  4. Wonderful colours and a super oriental card! Thanks so much for joining us at Crafty Ann's and hope to see you again soon.

    Janet xx

  5. Sooo pretty, Christina. Lovely colours and composition
    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ann's


  6. Christina, what a gorgeous card you have made here and such fab colours. Thanks for taking part in Crafty Ann's Challenge this fortnight and best of luck. We hope to see you back again very soon. Best wishes, Kym, Crafty Ann's Design Team xxx


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