Sunday, September 25, 2011

Birthday Kimono

Another Asian inspired card, this one for my sweet friend Gene who celebrated her birthday earlier this month. Had been wanting to try a kimono card cut on my Cricut for a long time but just wasn't happy with the kimono cuts on the Pagoda cartridge. After doing an exhaustive image search on the web, I finally found one that I thought looked more like a real kimono, imported it to MTC and rendered it into a cutfile for my card.

Cut my kimono out of washi paper and added cardstock run through an embossing folder from Cuttlebug's Asian bundle as a mat.  Decided to keep it simple so the kimono would be the main focus. Then added a strip of the same washi paper on the inside to pull it all together. Sentiment was computer generated, using Quill, Pristina and Stewardson fonts.


Creations by Shirl said...

This is totally gorgeous, love the colors of this washi paper.... Very. very pretty and I know the recipient is going to love you for this..... Such a fab card!

Shirley N said...

Your washi paper is gorgeous, your card is lovely!

Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

Oh my, what a beautiful kimono card. And the washi paper is so pretty too. I'm hooked on washi paper.

Creations by Patti said...

Another absolutley beautiful card using absolutely beautiful paper, too. I know Gene loved this!!!!

1LuvnMama said...

Wow Eunice! I just luv this kimono! You are so on it with these cuttings . . . sorry I've been away . . . busy, busy and the family has been sick. Hope to get back to visiting more often! :) Have a great weekend!

Sparkly Engineer said...

I have been looking for a good cut file as well. Could you please share yours with me?