Saturday, August 22, 2020


Hi Crafty Friends,

It’s challenge time with the “Crazies” over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog. Tracey Farr our challenge hostess for the month continues to issue the challenge.

Asian Style Card – Let’s use some of our stash that are ‘Asian Style’ and make an ‘Asian Style’ card. You could use a kimono, cheery blossom, pagoda, lanterns, fans, birds, koi etc.

As I had a few Asian themed dies I purchased earlier in the year from Spellbinders I decided to pull one of those out for my card today, the Pagoda die. 

As the pagoda is a tallish die, I created a Slimline Card. I used Pinkfresh Studio's Slim Diagonal Stitched Rectangles die which I die cut from gold pearlescent cardstock, I then used the Herringbone insert from the Sunny Studio's Herringbone Frilly Frames die set to die cut the centre of the rectangle panel. This die fits perfectly the width of the rectangle, but needs to be die cut twice.  For the second die cut, I only partially die cut the panel which left a piece in the middle a little messy. Fortunately the widest section of the pagoda's roof hid that part.

I layered the gold panel onto a piece of cardstock that had double sided adhesive tape on the front and then covered this panel with Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter. 

The pagoda was die cut from black cardstock and then from red for the red panels of the roof, which I paper pieced into the design. I also added glitter dots peel off stickers to areas around the pagoda.

I added the pagoda towards the upper portion of the card, leaving a space at the bottom of the card for the sentiment which is from The Stamp Market.

For the inside of the card I created a pop-up card using a pop up technique I saw recently on my friend Karen Aicken's blog. The black panel is scored evenly into four panels and then concertina folded, starting with a valley fold. The centre panel I cut two slits about 1 inch in from the fold and then back folded this panel.

I decorated the inside of the card using some older oriental themed stamps I had in my stash. I also found a sentiment for the top left sentiment panel.

Don't forget to check out the rest of the “Crazies” cards over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog and also their individual blogs for more details.

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