Monday, November 29, 2010

Kimono Card

My son's girlfriend is from the west coast and she is half Japanese. Given her heritage, I made this kimono card for her upcoming birthday. I chose this paper because it had such a vibrant graphic. I went on Youtube and found some videos on how to make a card in the shape of a kimono. I ended up by modifying what I saw to give this card its clean lines. I found this fabulous organza sheer fushia ribbon and I think it really works well here. You will see on the back view of the card that I used a simple soft knot to tie the ribbon and hope that it resembles the traditional kimono belt or obi. I then outlined the card with black marker and added a bit of bling to the front. I will add my personal birthday message in white gel pen on the black cardstock liner with instructions to pull it up to read the message.

Hope you like this project. Another post is coming on Wednesday, November 30th.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Give Thanks

Challenge #51 at Cricut Cardz Challenge this week is to create a Thanksgiving card using any cartridge but with only using blue, brown, orange, yellow and white. I started off with the designer paper that had interesting words that appealed to me such as "share", "live", "laugh" and so on.

I cut a tag from the Tags, Bags, Boxes and More Cricut cartridge and using my new Cri-kit gel pens I added the phrase "give thanks" from the Plantin Schoolbook Cricut cartridge. This card is a modern take on the typical Thanksgiving card. Hope you like it!

Monday, November 1, 2010

I Have a New Look!

I have been working lately to find a new blog design and template that best suits me. I wanted something that was modern, simple and yet chic. This is what I came up with and I hope you like the new format. I really like it better than my last background but I'm still debating on whether I will keep looking for something else. It's like a new pair of shoes...after the initial "Wow - I love it", you have to try it on for size and comfort before you decide to keep it! I'd appreciate your comments on my new look.