Although sometimes I think I'd like to, I don't usually create cards for challenges or blog candy, mostly because I can barely keep up with all the cards I want to make for my own personal giving. I guess I'm a very s-l-o-w crafter, I'd say on an average, it takes me 5 to 7 days to finish just one card! That's why you speedy crafters who share cards and projects daily on your blogs just blow me away and amaze me!
Okay, so this card is my one exception. When Wiki CAPS released their second die in August, Brian at Photocraft offered a 20% discount off his new sakura die to everyone who brought in a card created using the first release sakura outlines die. Did you say DISCOUNT? LOL! Suddenly I had time to make an extra card! Kept it real simple and easy...got this one done in two days!
This gave me a chance to try out an image of an origami folded crane (orizuru) found a while back on the internet which I had been saving to do a cutfile of. Had MTC trace the image and create the shadow for this. Used gold mylar sticker paper for the cut, then transfered it to it's shadow using vinyl transfer paper.
Layered the shadow of the crane a couple times for dimension and placed it onto a circle embossed with an embossing folder from the Cuttlebug Asian bundle. Round window and gold foil frame were created using MTC's basic shapes menu.
Used my Wiki CAPS die to do the various sized sakura outlines to embellish the front of my card and added pretty yuzen paper (thank you, Patti!) for the inside. Stamped sentiment is from Stampin' Up's "Heard from the Heart" set.
Here's a photo of the Wiki CAPS new sakura die, which coordinates with the sakura outlines die which was released earlier. If you look closely, you'll see the flowers on the new die are just a tiny bit larger than the outline die, which gives the sakura an unique layered look when used together. To receive 20% off the price of this new die, all you need to do is take in a card you've created using the sakura outlines die to Photocraft before the end of this month.