Monday, June 13, 2011

Batik Inspired Card

When I was young, I lived in a place where batik was in abundance.  I used to enjoy visits to places where batiks were created in the old fashioned way - everything was hand-drawn, coloured and processed.  Today batiks have evolved with more modern designs and probably manufactured in modern facilities.

Here is a picture of what today's batik looks like:

Here's my card inspired by the designs above:

First, I stamped the Dots background onto a piece of white cardstock.  Then I stamped the flower with Versamark and clear heat embossed it.  To add colour, I sponged various Distress Inks on the cardstock and dusted some Perfect Pearls on it to give it a hint of shimmer.  I then set the Perfect Pearls by spritzing some water and heat set it.  For the sentiment, I stamped only part of it, leaving out the word "special" as it couldn't fit inside the frame.

Have you seen Virginia's blog?  She is giving away some Hero Arts stamps, and you can enter to be in the draw for some gorgeous stamps.

Lastly, since I'm sharing all Hero Arts today, here is another card made a little while ago with the Watercolour technique shown by Shari Caroll.

Have a good week!
First Card
Stamps : Hero Arts CG298 Life of the Party Dots, CL499 Special Note of Thanks (sentiment), CL509 Luscious Frames (frame), CL510 Sweet Threads Labels (flower)
Paper : PTI Cardstock
Inks : Memento Rich Cocoa, Versafine Onyx Black, Distress Inks Tumbled Glass, Shabby Shutters, Scattered Straw, Spiced Marmalade
Other : i-rock clear crystals, twine, button

Second Card
Stamps : CG125 Friend Definition (background), CL496 Layered Flowers, CL497 Find Joy (sentiment)
Paper : PTI cardstock
Watercolouring : Distress Inks Victorian Velvet, Scattered Straw, Spun Sugar, Spiced Marmalade, Worn Lipstick & Perfect Pearls Grape Fizz & Pink Gumball
Ink : Versafine Onyx Black
Other : Zva Creative pearls


Arlene said...

Gorgeous - wonderful colors and the pattern is a wonderful blend. Love it.

Virginia L. said...

Hello Kary! Your Batik Inspired card is gorgeous! I love the inking and shading and mix of colors! The intricate details are so lovely! That button is so perfect,too! LOTS of great techniques you used here! I'm so happy that you enter the challenge! Thanks so much for entering Stamp Your Hero HeART Out Challenge! Good luck to you! xo

Wendy ten Hove said...

So so pretty, Kary! I especially love that second card, with the watercoloring, I looove those flowers!!!
Hugs, Wendy

farmhouse-story said...

very cool techniques, kary! off to check out the watercolor link-tfs!

kiwimeskreations said...

Kary these are beautiful - just so delicate in the colouring.

Anonymous said...

Such beautiful cards, thanks for sharing!

lisa a.

Emily Leiphart said...

I love both your cards, Kary! The batik-inspired one is gorgeous and the second one is stunning - it should be a winner!

Kim C said...

Very very nice! Really gives off the batik vibe! Fabulous!

Christine Ang said...

That's a lot of work put into the first card. Good job and the second card is so pretty.

Lynn Mercurio said...

Amazing creations. I just adore the look of Batik. You have really captured the true beauty of this art. Awesome job.

Anonymous said...

Fantastic!!! i like thanking of you clear card...
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