Saturday, 28 March 2015

Orient Excess

So, I've been having a sort out of old stickers. Many years ago, I bought a collection of Oriental clear peel-off stickers from QVC. I used most of them right away, and ever since then the odd few bits and pieces left on the sheets have looked at me reproachfully every time I open my sticker folder. Admittedly, that is less frequently than is used to be, but nevertheless those almost-empty sheets are taking up valuable space and I really ought to use them up.

I picked out a few sheets, gold and silver butterfly borders and corners, and bamboo borders, and decided to combine them with some stamping. For my first card, I stamped and embossed the butterfly and bamboo image in gold on black card, then stamped it again without embossing, in back on white card. I then cut out the two main butterflied and applied them over their own images on the first piece using 3D glue. I put this onto a white card, edged with gold bamboo and butterfly corners. Half of me wants to throw something else at it - some gems or Chinese coins in the white space either side of the image, the other half of me is sternly reminding me that I've got lots of experience of CAS cards now and am no longer afraid of white space!

For my second card, I stamped the image in black on white then coloured it in very lightly with soft shades of pencil. This I added to a black base card, with silver borders and corners, and on the inside I added a plain white writing panel with the last few stickers from the silver butterfly sheet.

I'm joining in with
Butterfly Challenge - C is for Corners
Use Your Stuff -  #178 Stickers
Oh, and why have I called the post "Orient Excess"? Well, partly because I was using my excess stuff, and partly because I only set out to make one card but ended up making two!


  1. Gorgeous cards and those stickers are so intricate. Thanks for playing along with our sticker challenge this week at Use Your Stuff!
    Lori - UYSDT

  2. OMGoodness, these are gorgeous! I especially love the first card with the silver and gold on black! I enjoy the Oriental theme and the butterflies are lovely! Thank you for joining the Butterfly Challenge! I love how you interpreted the Corners theme!

    KT Fit Kitty
    Guest Designer
    Butterfly Challenge #27

  3. Fabulous use of these stickers! Thanks for joining us this week at Use Your Stuff!

  4. Oh dear you really work with magic..this looks like in chinese restaurant door or decoration..I adore the one in black n gold and also the color one...your edge sticker remind me at my collection..also bought at QVC Germany...really great cards you made sweety..and you are one of HM at AAA cards challenge yaay happy for you..peek at AAA blog you won stamps I guess...big hugs ..Monika<-- from Indonesia :)

  5. This is just gorgeous! Such delicate creations!
    Thanks for sharing at Use Your Stuff!

  6. Wow, these are stunning Jane. I love them both. So glad you decided to rootle through your odd sheets and use some beautiful stickers up. Thankyou for fluttering by#27. hugs Mrs A.

  7. Gorgeous cards Jane. I love the delicate colours on the bottom one. xx

  8. Lovely! Those are gorgeous stickers and you have done them justice with your beautiful creations! Thanks for sharing at Use Your Stuff this week!


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