Farewell Asian Artistry – Tutorial #343


Good Afternoon!  

How about a farewell tutorial for the Stampin’ Up! Level 2 hostess set, Asian Artistry.  I have loved using this set and will be sad to see it retire, but happy to see new and exciting hostess sets in the brand new Idea Book and Catalog that starts July 1, 2010.  So Farewell to all of the 2009-2010 Hostess sets.  I will miss you just like old friends.     Contact me at [email protected] if you wish to purchase a new 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalog for $9.95.

I have a couple things to report before starting today’s tutorial.  

I’m so very happy to announce that I have added Orlando (Davenport), Florida to my Brayer Workshop calendar.  Click HERE for more details. 

Now it is Blog Candy Winner Time!!!! Yeah!!!  I have a winner and it is   . . . . . . . . . .  .. . . .  . . . .


linda zaworski who wrote “Unbelievably gorgeous!!! I can not wait for you to come to Baltimore next year. I need to learn from you Obi-wan with-the-brayer! You are amazing!”

Linda you crack me up, lol.     Congratulations!  Please e-mail your address to [email protected] within 30 days and I will get this set of Asian Artistry right out to you.

Thank you to all who played along.  Keep trying it may be you that wins next week.  🙂

Now it is tutorial time. . . . . .


Stamps: Stampin’ Up Asian Artistry
Paper: Stampin’ Up Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry and Daffodil Delight
Ink: Stampin’ Up Always Artichoke, Daffodil Delight and Cajun Craze
Accessories: Stampin’ Up White Gel Pen, Brayer, Always Artichoke Marker, Silver Brads, Sponges, Whisper White Ribbon

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Punched a 1 3/8″ circle from a double layer of post it notes.


Put 1 layer of the circle punch on a 3.25″ x 5″ piece of Whisper White card stock.   Used the post it notes that I punched the circles from to mask the bottom of the card stock, covering a bit of the circle.


Brayered Daffodil Delight ink on the card stock, starting at the post it note and working upward.


Brayered Rich Razzleberry ink at the top of the card stock.


Punched the 1 3/8″ circle punch out of a scrap piece of card stock.


Removed the circle mask and left the post it notes in place.  Placed the card stock with the circle punched out over my main image panel, lining the circle up with the circle on the card stock.


Sponged Daffodil Delight ink in the circle.


Sponged Cajun Craze ink at the bottom of the circle.


Removed the scrap card stock with the circle punched out.  This is what the sun looks like after sponging.


Removed all the masks. 

Put the remaining post it note circle on the card stock to create the reflection of the sun.


Masked the sky area of the card stock with the post it notes.  Brayered Daffodil Delight at the top of the water area.


Brayered Rich Razzleberry ink at the bottom of the water area.


Removed just the sun mask and put the scrap card stock mask back on.  This time over the reflection of the sun.


Sponged Daffodil Delight ink in the circle.


Using the edge of the Daffodil Delight ink pad, swiped it over the circle.


Using the edge of the Cajan Craze ink pad, swiped the ink over the circle.


Removed the scrap card stock and sponged Cajun Craze at the post it note edge to darken the horizon line.


Using the edge of the Daffodil Delight and Rich Razzleberry ink pads, swiped in water lines.



Stamped the plant and Dragonfly images using Always Artichoke ink.


Colored in the dragonfly bodies with an Always Artichoke marker and colored the Dragonfly’s wings, the blossoms on the plant in with a White Gel Pen.  Also added a few water lines using the white gel pen.


Sponge Rich Razzleberry ink around the edges of the card-stock.


Added Rich Razzleberry and Daffodil Delight card stock panels, Silver Brads and Whisper White Ribbon.


Here is the finished card measuring 5″ x 6.5″.


I hope you have found inspiration in this tutorial.

May your day be delightful in every way.

Until my next post. . . . . . .



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Elk Grove Village, Illinois

Savannah, Georgia

Atlanta, Georgia

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28 responses to “Farewell Asian Artistry – Tutorial #343

  1. Another fabulous creation..I just love this.

  2. BEAUTIFUL! Love the colors.

  3. Wow, Michelle, this is just gorgeous! Stunning colours, and a beautiful design. Love it!

  4. Absolutely gorgeous!!! I love these colors together.

  5. As always!!! Improbably beautifully, excellent lesson!!!!

  6. beautiful card- this is also one of my favorite hostess sets!

  7. Wha, this is so amazingly beautyful! It’s a pity I did not win the set, cause it is so versatile and you show us so many beautyful possibilities…. You ROCK!

  8. Dee in N.H.

    Awesome! Love the colors together. Very striking……

  9. Such a beautiful card.

  10. Sandy - Tennessee

    Your creations never cease to amaze me!! I love it and look forward to your coming to the Fayetteville, Tn./Huntsville, Al. area.

    My congrats to Linda Z on her winnings

    Hope this finds “Hubby” still doing well 🙂

  11. Michelle, Love the colors you used in this card, and of course the dragonflies are one of my favorites to use. Thanks for sharing as always.

  12. Absolutely gorgeous! Such creativity!!! Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful projects.

  13. You have created some of he most AMAZING cards with this set. We will all miss it!
    I LOVE the warm and rich colors used on todays card. Hugs…

  14. Gorgeous sunset! I can’t wait to try and CASE this, although mine will never look as good as yours, Michelle!

  15. Beautiful!!

  16. Beautiful colors, beautiful card.

  17. What a gorgeous card! I love the colors you used.


  19. Another beautiful card, Michelle. I like the color combo.

  20. That is so cool how you did the sun reflecting in the water. wow.

  21. AMAZING! I love the reflection of the sun.

  22. absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!! I love this set and am sorry to see it go .. it is a keeper for me though! You are such an inspiration!

  23. Oooh sooo atmospheric! The colours are just lush.

  24. Beautiful card Michelle. I love the colours, so pretty.
    You paint such lovely pictures with stamps and ink. tfs

  25. This is a beautiful card! Thankyou for sharing your amazing talent

  26. Sally Bartle

    Another beautiful picture you’ve created Michelle, I just love this! Sally in the UK

  27. Hi Michelle,
    This is a stunning card, I love the colours you have used. I can’t wait till we get Daffodil Delight and Cajun Crazehere in NZ, not long to wait now.
    I have cased this card and recommends my blog followers to pop by to your blog. My card isn’t as good as yours but I have with my 3rd attempt.
    Thanks for your generous tutorials.

  28. Hi Michelle

    I just loved what you have done with Asian Artistry. I can’t wait to try it out. I will have to substitute the some of the colours as our new colours etc aren’t available until September. I am in Australia.
    I look forward to finding more of your tutorials on line.