Sunday, January 09, 2011

Modern Asian Thank You

by Kris Hankins

One of my favorite Basic Grey collections is Kioshi. To me, it has a modern day asian flair to it. The colors are soft yet bold. This card was made using this collection of paper.

Modern Asian Thank You


  • Paper and Cardstock
    • Basic Grey Kioshi 6"x6" pad     ( BG-6x6-Kioshi   $5.99)
    • Olive Green cardstock scrap
    • Cream cardstock of choice - made into a 4”x6” card base and a cut 2.5” x 5” piece
  • Stamps
    • Asian /”thank you” sentiment stamp(s) of choice
  • Inks and Embossing Powders
  • Embellishments
  • Tools
  • Adhesives


  • Cut and attach a 4” x 6” piece of printed cardstock from the Basic Grey Kioshi collection, onto the front of your cream colored card base.

  • On the 2.5” x 5” piece of cream cardstock, stamp your Asian image(s) using fluid chalk ink (lime pastel, olive pastel, and warm violet).
    Stipple the edges of cardstock using the lime pastel fluid chalk ink.
    Also stamp a “thank you” sentiment onto a scrap of cream cardstock using the warm violet fluid chalk ink.
    Layer the sentiment onto the coordinating purple Kioshi paper.

  • Mat this stamped cardstock onto a coordinating printed piece of Kioshi paper.
    Leave about a 1/8” edge.

  • Mat this onto a purple piece of Kioshi paper.
    Leave about a 1/16” edge.
    This stamped piece will now be double matted.

  • I tried something different for my “trim”.
    I cut (3) narrow olive colored strips from a cardstock scrap.
    They should be about 1/8” x 10” (approx.).
    Lay and tape one end of the strips down to your work surface.
    Braid the three pieces together.
    Be sure to “fold” each strip when bringing it over to the front.

    This braided trim was attached to the far left side of the stamped layer by taping ends securely to back.
    Attach matted layers to front of card using 3D foam dots.

  • Attach sugared Prima flower and sentiment to the card using 3D foam dots.

  • As a final touch, highlight the stamped images using a Sakura Stardust pen.

1 comment:

  1. What a beautiful card! And I love the braided trim!!