We at SNS are celebrating America’s richness of customs and culture in a blog hop! If you happened here by chance, and not from the blog of the talented Patti White, then you might want to go over to the Sparkle and Sprinkle Blog to start from the beginning and get all the details about what to do and how to be eligible for all the wonderful prizes. Otherwise, let's continue our journey..........
Remember in school we learned that America is the "melting pot"? And that is so true! We all know our ethnic backgrounds and hopefully cherish their traditions. When my family moved to a neighborhood that had many Jewish residents, we all learned of that rich faith and their traditions. My eldest's son's best friend in grammar school was a blend of Irish and Japanese. I chose a stamp set with his family in mind: Asian-Umbrella Geisha #300. Here is the card:
I decided to make a center step card (finished size of this one is 5.5 X 5.5). Red and black and gold seemed to say Asian to me. Stamped the willow branch in versamark and embossed with clear embossing powder for a background, then embossed the Geisha in black detail embossing powder and cut out. Added a beautiful cord/ribbon in black. It needed a little detail, so I made the little square Japanese symbols for the bottom corners. You can go here to see the complete directions to make this card.
After you leave a comment here to be eligible for prizes, stroll on over to Dawn's fabulous blog to continue on your journey around the world with us. Winners will be announced Saturday, November 12 between 11AM-3PM (Pacific Time) on the SNS blog.
By the way, this is my last blog hop with the Sparkle team, as I will no longer be a full time designer. I will, however, be a guest designer on ocassion. Please stop by to see what is going on in my part of the world when you can. I am planning to give away some free blog candy each month. Until then, as my card says, I'll be "Thinking of You"! Thanks for all your support in the past.
A reminder that through the end of the month, the Sparkle Team presents Design Elements, Asian, Medallions and Andrea Roberts stamps on special - 15% off! To view all our specials, including stamps, glitters, EPs, and other fine SNS products, just click here.
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