Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Oriental wishes

My 11 year old daughter is obsessed with all things Japanese, sushi, manga, anime... so she came in very handy as the source of the stamp set I have used for this card.  We bought it in the QVC shop earlier this year, it's a Personal Impressions stamp set, possibly from the Beryl Peters Collection as that is what it says on the side of the stamp of the lady.

I stamped the images out onto white cardstock intially and coloured with promarkers, and only used 3 different colours, ruby, pastel yellow and gold metallic.  I wanted to keep a very simple colour scheme of black, red and gold and used my nesties to cut out the black paper which backs the kimono then used a larger size to create the frame.  The edges of the card are again a QVC find and I have loved using these again, finally having an excuse to use the Japanese writing ones.  The kimono itself is raised from the background using some foam pads as it needed a little depth I felt to bring it to life.  I wanted to put a sentiment above the kimono to say Happy Birthday (in Japanese of course) and as usual my printer was refusing to play ball and print on vellum, so I printed it on white paper and traced it onto a piece of white vellum using a fab Japanese brush pen (ok I bought that in QVC too lol - have you guessed I live pretty close to the outlet shop yet? lol)

Not sure if the photo shows up that the front of the card is smaller than the back of the card or not, but I did a cutaway to used the lady and the fan as a runner down the inside, but wanted it to be visible, if that makes sense?  Nothing with me ever makes sense to other people but it all makes sense in my head... honest! lol

I have entered this for the following Challenges:

Crafty Cardmakers - Spotlight Oriental
Creative Inspirations - 2 or More Stamped Images
Incy Wincy Designs - Anything Goes
OSAAT - Anything Goes - As you like it


  1. what a striking card - love the kimono image
    Lisa ;)

  2. Gorgeous card! Thanks for joining this week at Creative Inspirations Wednesday Challenge!

  3. Fantastic card. Thanks so much for playing with us at OSAAT. Hugs Nataliya.

  4. That's a fabulous card, and the red/black colourscheme is just perfect for the theme!

    Thanks for joining us in the spotlight at Crafty Cardmakers this time.

  5. Such a great card. The colours really work on the card. How lucky living close to an outlet store !
    Thankyou for sharing with us at OSAAT, for the anything goes challenge.

    Choccy x

  6. Great card, I too love all things in the Asian theme. Fab card! Thanks for playing at OSAAT.

  7. SUch a lovely card well done :)

    Thank you for joining us this week at Incy Wincy Designs

    Would love it if you could come and visit my blog VanillaHevn sometime :)

    Heather and the DT

  8. Lucky you living so close to the QVC outlet. It has paid dividends as this card is gorgeous.

    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers.

    Lin xx