Happy New Year ! I've disappeared for a while although I was still making noises with my new Christmas Cards Challenge blog. Since September I've been ill with a very nasty bronchitis that nearly went at the beginning of December just to catch the flu which kinda got me down. I finally had to brave some panic attacks to get to my GP(Doctor) and she kindly prescribed me a course of anti-biotics. I feel much better and it's like a veil has been lifted.
I was also down because a friend passed away during the festive season and although we weren't keeping in touch much, I always looked forward to receive one of her emails telling about what she was going next or at times just some plain gossips. Beverley I will miss you and enjoyed working with you on your projects in the past. I'm sure you're still crafting on the other side !
I'm a big fan of Oriental themed card making and over the years have stashed away a few kits I got from my beloved QVC ( I know it's an illness LOL). On this card I've used three kits: '33 Sheets of Oriental Ladies Paper, Card, Vellum & Toppers' (The toppers with the ladies), ' 32 Sheets of Oriental Inspired Card & Vellum' (Textured paper I rubbed with metallic luster) and 'Oriental Themed Papers Stamps, Stickers & Embellishments' (Peel-offs/Outline Stickers).
I created a three-fold card from a piece of A4 cardstock and then matted the textured paper with embossed chinese writing on it after I rubbed some teal metallic rubon cream on it. I've attached the topper to it with foam pads, used the trim from the topper to create two corners plus the thin ribbons threaded through the chinese coins. Finally I've used Peel-offs/Outline Stickers (Shock Horror ! LOL) to embellish the card itself and also the toppers (Fan on the first image, swirls on the kimono trim 2nd image and the hair 3rd image). Those pictures of the chinese ladies are stunning and don't need much adding to them.
It seems that I'm ready to craft some more so I will finish a few cards that were put aside with foil and glitter (yes Gill you're getting more samples LOL). I have some lovely Angel stamps (TAC) which will go lovely with foiling. Watch this space as they say !
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