Sunday, July 10, 2011

Koi Garden!

As you may know, Bombshell Stamps recently released two fabulous Asian-themed sets, Koi Tattoo and Lotus Garden that are available now. The best part is that $5.00 of each set sold will go towards Japanese Red Cross!

The very lovely and exceedingly talented Alaine, one of the Bombshell Girls, challenged the DT to create a project using these stamp sets. Plus, the card also qualified for two challenges over at SCS! Yay. I'm sooooo efficient.

Here's my card:

I used one of the Koi from the Lotus Garden set and also used one of the lotus flowers. The Koi was stamped three times onto a cardstock circle. One of the lotus flowers was stamped into the center of the circle, then stamped again onto another piece of cardstock. The images were all colored with Copic markers. The eyes of the Koi were covered with a layer of Glaze pen. The lotus with the Koi was masked with Miskit Frisket, but the Koi were left alone. The circle was then airbrushed with an aqua Copic marker -- even over the Koi so they looked as though they were underwater.

The lotus on the scrap of paper was cut out. I colored the back of the cut lotus with a layer of darker pink because I planned to roll some of the petals upward to add some dimension. Then I started to color the front of the flower and discovered that the darker pink came through from the back creating a really neat effect. Cool!

I adhered the cut Lotus on top of the other lotus, added some Raindot air bubbles, then mounted the "pond" onto a gray cardstock circle that had taken a run through my Big Kick in an alterations brick folder then got lightly sponged with some Black Soot Distress ink.

I found some very old grassy-looking patterned patterned paper in my stash and mounted the pond onto it.

Thanks for visiting today


  1. Over the moon gorgeous Kathi!!! Love the design! ;D

  2. this reminds me of Longwood Gardens. Gorgeous!

  3. Gorgeous as always Kathi!!!! Love the bubbles and the grass, and your placement of the fish is perfect.

  4. Wonderful card. Love the whole pond concept. The coloring is gorgeous.

  5. Awesome job Kathi, love how you composed your card.....looks so real!


  6. Fabulous card Kathi! I love the lotus in the centre and the koi are perfectly placed!

  7. Beautiful Kathi!! Hope things are going ok for your Dad.... XXOO