Wonderful Weaving re-visited: this is one of the few cards I’ve done that I really like – fussy cutting and all . . .
. . . there’s just something special about Asian-themed images that gives a stamper their best shot at a great layout. Several years ago in one of Stampington’s Catch-Up issues, they wrote that Asian themes were by far the most popular, and then they promptly suited action to words by producing a Catch-Up issue devoted entirely to Oriental art. It was a stunner for sure.
The horse and rider were inked first with Peeled Paint, and then I took the Black Soot pad and just lightly dabbed around the edges. I worried that I’d made a hash of it, but it actually turned out rather well. The weaving on this card is almost as minimal as it gets: three strips on the left and two on top. Paper weaving can be one of the quickest, impressive-looking (but no-talent-needed) embellishments ever . . . give it a try!
Cardstock: Bazzill Cantaloupe, Generic Oyster White, Washi papers ironed onto freezer paper
for added Strength
Stamps: Stamp Camp Texture Specks, Lost Coast Bamboo, Stamp Craft ‘Long
Life’, MJ Barber Chinese Horseman
Inks: Distress Old Paper, Peeled Paint, Black Soot, Ancient Page Mandarin
Doo Dads: Dried pine needles, Chinese coin