I am a huge fan of Oriental design and haven't used anything of this nature in my cards for a long time, this is the first card of many that I plan to make with Asian style embellishments. I am wanting to use more frames in my work but because I can't find any of the few die cuts that I own I am limited with the frames I can create, I find square frames are the easiest to work with as all I have to do is cut them out using my craft knife and metal ruler. I will eventually find my dies in the huge mess I call my craft room. I love the CASE Study inspiration picture this week and so happy that I got to play along at the last minute
For this card I used my recently purchased sakura digital image from Ginger World, Etsy. The layout was designed on photoshop, it is a simple black frame with a white square with the image of the sakura placed on top. I printed out the design with a couple of extra flowers. Using a craft knife and metal ruler I cut out the white square which I stuck to the middle of the card, I then stuck the black frame to fit perfectly around the white square with foam tape. The extra flowers I printed out were paper-pieced to the frame and added dimensional magic to the flowers to make them stand out. I am happy with the way this card turned out and I am hoping to make a variety of cards using this method.
Whilst I can't deny that die cuts are a fantastic crafting resource, this card just goes to show that with a little bit of imagination and effort similar results can be obtained with simpler tools.
CASE Study-Challenge #183
Tuesday Throwdown-Digi dimension (make part of your image pop)
Word art Wednesday-Anything goes
The crafting cafe-Clean and simple
Divas by design-Flower power
Fan-Tastic Tuesday-Anything goes
Milkcoffee Challenge-At least two flowers
Brown Sugar challenge blog-Anything goes
Sister Act challenge blog-Anything goes
Digi galore-Anything goes with a digi
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