Thursday, September 22, 2011

Omedeto Gozaimasu!

We are having a wave of retirements in our department at work and I volunteered to make cards for the two retirees. I really try to match the card to the person, so I asked around to see what they both like, hoping that it would inspire me when making their cards. Here's what I came up with for one of the ladies... She's very sweet and conservative and I just kept envisioning an asian style card for her... This washi paper is very nice and had so much going on, that I didn't want to take away from it's beauty, so I just added my sentiment and a few flowers, and that's it! I just love these sentiment laser cuts from Island Scrapbooking- they are the perfect size for us cardsmakers! Here's a shot of what the card looks like inside. To give it some interest, I added those asian looking photo corners by Sizzix. They really added to the plain inside. I also decided to try something different and place the sentiment on the top of the card instead of centered. In the bottom right corner of the middle section, I stamped my favorite kanji poem (Hero Arts) in versamark and then applied the gold mica powder to it for a more subtle effect. Needed enough room for everyone to sign the card, so had to also add paper to the back so everyone could sign. Hope she likes the card! Be back tomorrow to share the other card I made. Don't forget to check out our new Sister Stamps releases here and here for a chance to win!

6 comments:

kris said...

oooh that washi paper is VERY beautiful! LOVE it! Wonderful outcome on the whole card... i like the non-traditional take of placing the sentiment in the middle and the corner details are pretty cool! TFS!

Creations by Shirl said...

Wow Jenny~
This is awesomely pretty, luv that washi paper and the photo corner's you used on this card... Great color choices I'm sure the recipient is going to love it.....

Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

NICE Jenny!!! I'm hooked on washi paper.

eunice said...

Wow, that sure is pretty washi paper! Really makes this card look so elegant...I'm sure your friend will be "wowed" by this!

sweet said...

Hey Jenny, i love that sizzix die. You did a great job putting this card together.

Leanne said...

Hi Jenny, this is beautiful! Ur co-worker will appreciate it a lot. Way to keep it simple, yet very elegant. :)