Back to the black and white again for this Geisha girl,another of Jayne Nestorenko's new stamps.This one again can be brought separately or with one called the Kyoto Gardens.
I had some flowery black and white paper in my stash which I thought would work well with this stamp,so I used this for the background.Before I attached it to the base card I used a Spellbinders edgeability to create a border top and bottom.The Japanese Geisha I stamped using Jet black Archival and embossed with clear embossing powder.
Using the Blossom Three die to die-cut the image,then create a faux nestie by drawing around the same size die onto black card and cutting out.This gives a smaller mat than if you cut with the next size die up.
The swirl was made using a Marianne die and the leaves from a Martha Stewart punch.
The flowers were made by punching a circle and cutting a spiral into it.I then used tweezers but you could use a quilling tool to wind the spiral up from the outside in.Allow the spiral to relax a little then glue the small base piece at the end.A PVA based glue is best as this allows a bit of movement but grabs quick and solid when dry.
Busy week this week, samples I can show,some have to be held back 'till a later date.Friday I will be leaving for the Newbury show with Kay.