Saturday, 9 January 2016

Koi Pond - CHA...We are on our way with Emerald Creek Crafts!

Today is the first day of CHA in Anaheim and Kim ~ owner of Emerald Creek Craft Supplies ~ and Nicole of Nicole Wright Designs are at the big show showing off their exciting new products. 

I am absolutely out of mind excited to share my first CHA project.
Emerald Creek Craft Supplies has two brand new set of stamps designed by
  Nicole Wright under the brand Nicole Wright Designs.
One is called Fallen Blossom and is a set of 5 cling stamps. The other one (used on my card)
is called Upstream and comes in a set of 6. They are beautiful!

I was inspired to make a bendy fold card using the Koi images.
There are lots of tutorials for Bendy Fold Cards on Pinterest ~ I used this one
from SplitCoast Stampers.

My card base was cut from 100lb cardstock from Emerald Creek in white then covered in a pattern paper I had in my stash. Once my card was assembled it was time to start decorating with my stamped images and accessories

My Koi images are all stamped on cold press watercolour paper and coloured with a small paint brush and Distress Markers.

I added a few of the small Koi images to my card as well ~ a few hiding away in the greenery.
The greenery is diecut from the Garden Greens die from Sizzix and then stained with Peeled Paint.

The sentiment is from the Stuff To Say set from Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Collection.
I first stained a piece of watercolour paper with Abandoned Coral before stamping my sentiment with Black Archival Ink.

I added some gold foil along the edges to add a bit of interest.
I just love all the layers created when the card is slotted together.

Here is my finished card ~

Thanks for visiting my blog today! Please came back tomorrow to see
 another CHA project I designed for Emerald Creek.

Be sure to visit the rest of the Emerald Creek DT blogs for more exciting CHA projects!

Karon Hughes

Come join us over at the Emerlad Creek Dares blog and share in our NEW Adventure!
We want to see what you are making with your NEW Christmas presents,NEW purchases, NEW techniques, NEW CHA stuff even if you are one of the lucky few to have yours right away.


  1. Julia, this is such an amazing card, and a perfect style to show off those Koi beauties! You have done a wonderful job painting them--so pretty! Your fussy cutting is spot on--you have the skills of a neuro surgeon! And I love how you've weaved them in and out of the "seaweed". Great inspiration, and a fabulous job showcasing these wonderfully detailed stamps designed by Nicole! Hugs!

    1. You are the sweetest crafter ever, Sara! Thank you so much for your kind words. I am absolutely in love with this stamp set! I already have 2 more creations in the works!

  2. Fabulous fabulous creation - love all the details and colours! TFS and have a great weekend.

    1. Thank you, Karon! Same to you! I plan on stalking Kim & Nicole on fb & instagram to see what fun things are happening at CHA. Cheers! {julia}

  3. I love this bendy card Julia! The details are amazing along with the koi! Love it!

  4. Love this! Your koi look so incredible in the colors you used! You always inspire me to want to try something new!

  5. Gorgeous card Julia and how exciting that Nicole has her own stamp line! Can't wait to see more, Deb xo

  6. Fabulous!! You 've done Nicole proud - and looking forward to what is next! xx Lynn

  7. I cannot get over all this yummy dimension - fabulous!


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