Help for Japan!!

A challenge that will help Japan?


Use it Tuesday is dedicated to help us dig into our scrappy stash. The more entries into their current challenge, open until Friday, April 1st, the more gets donated to Japan! Details here.

The challenge:

Please make a project using the color RED in honor of Japan. Remember to use something from your stash you have been hoarding and please tell us in your post or project description what that item (or items) is!

Since I didn't have anything in particular in mind, except that I wanted to use Lawn Fawn's Lunar Lights, I checked out the current sketch at CPS (and loved some of their samples!):

This is my project:

I don't "hoard" anything specifically, I just don't get a chance to use everything I have. For this project, I opened a brand new paper pack I've had lying around, Papertrey Ink's Green Tea Leaves. I also used Bitty Box Basics, which I haven't used in ages.

The frame was done with Squares and Grand Squares Spellbinders and then impressed with the Canvas side of the Linen & Canvas impression plate by PTI.  I inked the edges with Black Soot Tim Holtz Distress Ink.

I stamped the lanterns on the white background, coloring some with Copics and paper piecing others with dimensional adhesive. I added some shading to the patterned paper with a T1 Copic. Probably should have used T2 or T3.

Thanks for stopping by! I definitely encourage you all to join in on this to help support Japan!

{Supplies--all Papertrey Ink unless noted}
  • Cardstock: True Black, Pure Poppy, Stamper's Select
  • Patterned Paper: Green Tea Leaves, Bitty Box Basics
  • Stamps: Lunar Lights (Lawn Fawn)
  • Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Black Soot (Tim Holtz Distress Ink)
  • Copics: YG91, YG93, YG95, 100, T1
  • Dies: Squares & Grand Squares (Spellbinders)
  • Other Tools: Linen & Canvas impression plate


Karen B. said...

I think this is my most favorite card of yours! Love the colors, love the graphic design.

Sabrina said...

I LOVE THIS ONE! Beautiful, striking, CAS, sophisticated, imaginative, great colors, ....

The Mama Monkey said...

I am so glad you joined us at Use It Tuesday! Did you see how many Japanese scrappers are playing? It is really amazing...the bridge between Japan and the US is not far!

OK, so this is REALLY cool...we must be separated at birth...I just got this set and made a VERY similar card with it 2 nights ago! Not kidding! I have more spring colors but holy cow...and I made it for an upcoming DT project I had due for a CAS please don't think I totally cased you without permission!! My lanterns are not up on dimensionals, though...and I used a different sentiment. Great minds?!! :)

Again, thank you so much for the shout out! Looks like we are going to reach the next level by Friday! :)

Unknown said...

Great card!

Dawn said...

Love your card! Great colors - the red really makes it pop.

Lea L. said...

This card is gorgeous!! I love the textured frame, and wonderful use of Lunar Lights!! Thanks for joining us at the CPS Sketch Blog this week!! ♥♥♥

Gopi said...

aahhh lovely card! The lanterns remind me of a summer picnic in my backyard...we always have lanterns up!

thanks for sharing...I'm following your site for sure...please stop by and follow mine as well...thanks!

Yainea said...

I love it, so elegant! The color palette is great. Thanks for sharing :)