Friday, February 5, 2016

Friday Flashback: Gifts from the Orient

Happy Friday, y'all!  Already time once again for a Friday Flashback, and this week's featured stamp set is Gifts from the Orient.  Let's take a trip back through the stampy archives...

Also features Rough Type, Dream Gardens
Here's a scrapbook layout from my parents' visit to Okinawa in 2008.  Wow that was nearly 8 years ago, crazy.  Anyway, the origami crane above the title is from today's stamp set.

Also features Petite Patterns, Warm Words

And here's a card from the same time period, I made this for my parents when they visited and gave them a kokeshi doll too.  So I pulled these two out of the archives and I was absolutely SURE I had made at least one more card with this stamp set, I remembered it quite vividly so I just spent 15 minutes looking for the picture of it in my Splitcoast gallery only to find out that for the card in question, I used a different Asian-themed stamp set.  *sheepish grin*  So that's it for the flashback part, let's see some new stuff!


This card was the combination of three different challenges, starting with the latest from CAS(E) This Sketch:


I turned the sketch on its side, but I kept my card CAS because it's only two layers of white cardstock and the strips behind the oval are stamped red lanterns.  Speaking of red, the Retro Rubber Challenge this week is a color combination:


So for Retro Rubber-ness, I've had Gifts from the Orient since 2008, and I got Rough Type when it was first released in 2010.  Both well over a year old, though that alphabet never has time to get dusty in my house ;)

Anyway, just one more challenge, the theme at the Male Room:


Yep, I used pink on a dude card.  Granted, not a lot of pink, but I did use pink :)  I'm sending this card to my dad because it's punny and he appreciates a good pun.  "Hai" sounds like "hi" but means yes in Japanese (or if you want to get more nit-picky, it's more like "I acknowledge what you're saying" rather than "I agree with you") but it just made me giggle a bit when I thought of it and yep, Dad will like it.

After I finished my hai card, I just wasn't quite ready to stop for the day so I made one more:


When I do the Friday Flashback posts, I almost never look at the older project pictures first so it's just coincidence that I used the same two stamps from the set on my two new projects.  That, and those are my favorite stamps in the set.  Anyway, this one is for the challenge at Fusion:


I went with the sketch more than the paper hearts picture, though I think I could do some thing with green, orange and purple.  Maybe another time.  Anyway, this good luck card I think also counts for the Male Room challenge again.


So that's it for me today.  Hope you have a great weekend, y'all!  I think we might go see Kung Fu Panda 3...

Supplies, Hai card:
Stamps:  Gifts from the Orient, Rough Type
Ink:  Basic Black, Real Red, Pink Pirouette, Crumb Cake, Smoky Slate, Mint Macaron, Blendabilities
Paper:  Thick Whisper White
Accessories:  Ovals Framelits, Neutrals Candy Dots

Supplies, Good Luck card:
Stamps:  Gifts from the Orient, So Happy for You
Ink:  Real Red, Bermuda Bay, Basic Black
Paper:  Real Red, Thick Whisper White, Confetti Celebrations & Perfectly Artistic DSP
Accessories:  Circles Framelits

13 comments:

CCsMom said...

The background on today's card looks like a piece of oriental fabric!!! Great job, Kik! I just love it. I need to work on my OWN book, don't I? That was certainly a fun trip. LOVED it.

Katy McGloin said...

Christy, I love the oriental dolls and the story/pun behind "hai". Your Dad will certainly appreciate the detail and effort of your card. The most interesting detail is the offset triangles behind the dolls... very cool. Thanks for giving us the details on your stamp images and for playing along with Retro Rubber this week. Love seeing you in our gallery!!

Debbie Mageed said...

Lovely seeing you in the Gallery again! Your card is very cute and "punny"! I love that your father will get a kick out of it. Great creativity with the two challenges as well. Thank you for playing along with the Retro Rubber challenge this week and hope you will join us again soon!

Claire Grantham said...

Love the flashback! Your card is very cute, love the lanterns. Thanks for playing with us at Retro Rubber this time, hope to see you again. Cx DT

Maria A. said...

Super cute card, love the story behind this sweet Japanese dolls.
I'm sure your dad will enjoy the PUN and the sweetness of your gesture.
Your original card is so cool with those unevenly placed triangles.
Thank you for playing along with the Retro Rubber challenge.
Hugs,
Maria Rodriguez.

Deborah Frings said...

Super post with all the lovely Oriental style projects. I really like the card - and the little origami image is super. Thanks so much for playing along with our Oriental theme at The Male Room! Deborah, DT.

Donna Idlet said...

Love your oriental dolls and your coloring. Thanks for playing along with Retro Rubber Color challenge.

Jane Knudsen said...

Perfectly combined challenges for a super adorable card! I love those dolls! Thanks for playing along with Retro Rubber!

Michelle said...

Great cards, Christy! Thanks for joining us at Fusion and CAS(E) This Sketch!

Leigh Penner said...

Wonderful projects! I especially love your super sweet take on the CTS sketch!

Louise van Vuren said...

Great cards, like the one for The Male Room with the good luck stork image. Thanks for playing with our oriental challenge
Louise xx

Chris Parker-Barnes said...

Love all your oriental style projects, great colours and images. Had a giggle over your PUN card :) Thank you for sharing your cards with us at The Male Room.
Chris (DT)

Lynn said...

a trio of fabulous cards! Love your CAS style! Thanks so much for playing with us at Fusion!