Thursday, March 17, 2011

Blockheads Design Team First Post

Hello Crafters,
I am so pleased to be posting my first post as a full time Design Team member for the Blockheads Paper Arts. I am so excited to be bringing you projects made with these amazing stamps. Stacey Dunning is the owner and she also carries all your ink, stamp mounting, and die cutting supplies. I have three
projects today and they all use the stamp set Chinese Princess. This set comes in a half sheet unmounted or with cling. I used the dragon stamp and the two kanji stamps for my cards. I began by stamping up a bunch of the dragons in Forest Moss ink (Ranger) on various CS colors. I also added the kanji stamp to the background. I distressed with the Distress ink and heat embossed with clear powder.

On this one the dragon is stamped on Rust CS. And, a close up.
For the card base, I started with Kraft CS. I stamped the kanji with forest Moss and distressed with the same ink.

This is what it looked liked before adding the dragon.

I made one of these base cards and found it was too small. So, I used it to make this card. The dragon is stamped on White CS here.

And, a close up of this dragon. I added the kanji behind the dragon on both of these cards. You can see it better on the close ups.

And, the final project was made in the same manner. Dragon stamped on white CS. I ran the two top layers through the Cuttlebug with an embossing folder and distressed with the Forest Moss ink. I added two of the Chinese coins (also in this set) and embossed them with gold powder. I mounted this piece on a lime green piece of CS from DCWV.

The fibers are ribbon, yarn, and some crochet thread that I had in my stash. I knotted both ends and glued on. I have some detail photos too.

And, of course a few challenges
Color Create: Dragon inspiration picture and colors green and brown.
Paper Play: embossing
Sassy Studio Designs: Make your own embellishment - I made the fiber knotted accent and the embossed coin squares.
Kraft Journal: ST pats or green- green dragons
Hope you enjoyed my Blockheads projects. Stay tuned for more this month. Have a great day. It is sunny and warm here. Just amazing for March.


  1. Wow! What fun cards! You've really showcased these fun stamps. Love all the detailing and love the embossing.
    Thanks for sharing with us at the Kraft Journal.

  2. I just checked out your cards Karen and they're wonderful! I love that dragon image, it's one of my Blockheads favourites! Great job!

  3. fab card, love the background paper
    thanks for playing with us at paperplay this week

  4. These are lovely! Thanks for playing along @ SSD! :)

  5. awesome card congrats on the blockheads gig :)

  6. Hi Karen! Who knew that little dragon stamp could inspire so many awsome cards. Thanks for the beautiful examples!

  7. Wow such great use of the inspirational pic this week Karen! Three gorgeous card and your embossing looks great.

    Thanks for joining us at Colour Create this week.

    Sharon x

  8. Beautiful! Thanks for showing all the pics of your project. Thanks for joining us at Sassy Studio Designs


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