Summer cards

July 21, 2009


Hello everyone~! I apologize for my long absence.
My computer has not been repaired yet. The trouble is much severer than I was thinking...:( But my husband has lent me his laptop computer today, so I can show you 2 summer cards.

Stamp: original, Hero Arts
Ink: Versa Mark, Versa Marker, yozora(Versa Craft), Onyx Black(Versa Fine), Clear Embossing Powder(Tsukineko)
Color: Holbein Artist Colored Pencil
Paper: Bazzill, Stash
Accessories: Ribbon(stash), Pearls(Kaiser)


I took my inspiration for this card from one of the designs of yukata.
I used Batik technique for this card. At first, I stamped floral and leaf stamps with Versa Mark ink by using masking technique, and heat embossed them with clear embossing powder. After I coloerd the image with Holbein Artist Colored Pencils, I coloerd them again with Versa Marker and heat embossed. Then I sponged yozora ink for the background. At last, I re-melted embossing powder by using an iron.
It took a lot of time to make this card, but I'm very satisfied with the finish.

Stamp: original, Hero Arts
Ink: Espresso, Cocoa(Versa Craft), Distress Inks
Paper: Bazzill, Mellissa Frances
Accessories: Ribbon(Local craft shop), Pearls(Hero Arts)
Tool: Nestabilities(Spellbinders), Border Punch(Fiskers)

このカードは、Colour Create #23(Blue & White)にエントリーしようと思います。

This card is very simple compared with the 1st one. lol! All things I did to make this card were stamping, coloring, and adding some embelishments!!
I'm entering this card to Colour Create #23(Blue & White).

Thank you for looking!


  1. Both beautiful cards Torico - hope your computer is fixed soon. We all miss seeing your superb creations.

    Ann xxx

  2. Hello Torico

    Great to have you back with us.
    Your two cards are fabulous creations, I just LOVE them. My favourite is the second one, a simple layout but a very elegant and stunning card.


  3. Two fantastic cards - I agree with Irene my favourite is the second one and I love the combination of the blue and white with the touches of yellow.
    Ali xx

  4. OH WOW,they are both stunning Torico!!! I missed seeing your creations,i hope you are up and running again soon.

  5. WOW these are 2 stunning cards!
    Thanks for joining c.C this week!

    Di xxxx

  6. It's so great to have you back with us again Torico. Your cards are absolutely beautiful. Both of these are so elegant. Hope your computer gets fixed very soon. Thanks for joining the Colour Create Challenge.
    Sharon xx

  7. I am so sorry to hear about computer, but so glad to see your new cards!
    They are very beautiful! Love the colors of the flowers! Love the Batik Technique! Your second card is so gentle!

  8. They are both stunning cards, Torico! What a great technique you used on the first one. I`ve never seen it before, how exciting.
    And such beautiful colors... I simply love it!!
    Hugs, Yvonne.