Friday, January 15, 2016

Pagoda


Have you seen the new Asian dies recently released from Die-Versions?  If not, you should definitely check them out.  I want all of them :-).

For today's card, I used the new Pagoda die.  I started out by die cutting it out of white cardstock and a piece of red fun foam.  I used my Copic markers to color the pagoda. Bright yellow paper was adhered to the back of the die cut for the little cut outs.

Once I was happy with the coloring, I heat embossed the entire thing with Clear embossing powder by Ranger.  I love how this makes it look like the pagoda is painted with glossy paint.  Then I adhered this to the fun foam for more dimension.

For the background, I started out with a piece of watercolor paper and used a Dreamweaver stencil (Cherry Blossoms) to add the flowers using Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers.  I free-handed the mountains in the background using the Zig markers.  The sky was also watercolored with these Zig markers and a aqua brush.

Remember you can use the code anne15 to receive 15% off your Die-Versions purchase.  So what are you waiting for?  Have fun shopping :-).

12 comments:

nwilliams6 said...

Anne, I love your idea of using the foam to get some dimension! What a great die and your techniques on it make it look so real. Love the stenciled flowers too. A wonderfully done and very cool card. Hugz

Lori Kobular said...

Anne ~ This is absolutely gorgeous! I love the background you created and the Pagoda is beautiful the way you colored it!

Donna Ellis said...

Wow, Anne! I am especially taken with the way you used the stencil for your cherry blossom background! GORGEOUS, and such a beautiful backdrop for your pagoda die. The Asian colors in your die cut, and the added clear EP to resemble enamel paint are fabulous touches! Beautiful card! hugs, de

Linda Simpson said...

WOW this is stunning and the cherry blossom is beautiful!
Hugs
Linda xxx

Lisa said...

This is stunning, Anne!! I love the pagoda!! You made it look so amazing!! It does look like it was painted with enamel paint!! The background is so beautiful!! I love this!! Absolutely gorgeous!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Diane said...

Beautiful Anne..love how it shines, wow it looks wonderful...beautiful background too!

Lena's Creations said...

Beautiful card. Love the pagoda and how you embossed it - looks so real :-) Love the idea of the craft foam to add dimension.
Hugs ~ Lena

wannabcre8tive said...

Your card is so beautiful. You did an amazing job on the pagoda.

Patricia St Martin said...

Hey sweetie, WOW!!! On that background, love the apple blossoms, wonderful job. The Pagoda die is so pretty, love the way you made it so shinny.
Hugs Pat

Donna said...

This is absolutely stunning Anne, the colors, the depth, the shine...

NanaConnie said...

Magnificent, Anne! Incredible pagoda and fab colors. The shine is perfect.

Shelly Schmidt said...

How do I love this- wonderful card!!! Love the blossoms BG too : )