quick and beautiful

at daring cardmakers, the dare is to make super quick cards that don't look like they took only a short time to make.

i made these two asian-inspired cards pretty darn quickly last night at a craft jam with some new friends. i intentionally packed light in terms of papers and embellishments because it was raining and i wasn't sure what the parking sitch would be...i think i work well under the conditions of limited supplies and good company!

i recently bought some of these gorgeous designer papers at a great discount from a local scrapbooking store that is sadly going out of business.

the geisha and the cherry blossom branch are rub-ons from dover publications - they have a wonderful selection. i used my trusty gold acrylic paint dabber with clear stamps to accent.

i think these cards will make a lovely xmas gift!