Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Japanese Gatefold 2

This is the inside:
I absolutely love making oriental-themed cards. This stamp was a Goodwill (thrift store) find for only $1.99! I keep hitting that same thrift store with my fingers crossed from time to time...but alas, I think it was a one-time treasure find. Still--I am tenacious; and thrift stores have a fabulous way of surprising you! :)
Anyway, a little about the card... The sentiment is difficult to read in this photo, but it's a quote by Emily Dickinson: "We turn not older with the years, but newer every day."
The challenges are as follows:
1) Truly Scrumptious Challenge #8 Multiple Folds
Here is the outside. I kept it minimal because I wanted to evoke a feel of shoji doors:
Materials used:
DCWV Textured 5.5x5.5 Gatefold card (clearance $3 at Hobby Lobby)
Hot Off the Press "Retro Daisies" 8x8 paper
Studio G pink pigment ink (for edges)
Flower is a disposable coaster
Vellum sentiment from JoAnns $1 rack
Cotton crochet thread (natural)
White eyelets/brads
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Have a wonderful day,


  1. This is lovely Kathryn, such soft colours and a fab image. Thanks for joining in our TS challenge.

  2. How beautiful - love that image - great card

    thanks for joining us on Ts


  3. This is lovely. Fantastic image, you have captured the oriental look perfectly.

    Thanks for joining in our challenge at Truly Scrumptious.

    hugs Debbie xx

  4. Gorgeous card, wonderful colours and papers (got to say that - I've just used the retro daisies - tee-hee) Love the Japanese touch, especially using the 'string' to tie the card.
    Thanks so much for joining us at TS.
    hugs Heather xx

  5. Such a beautiful card Kathryn!!! Love the soft feel you created!!! Awesome image for $1.99!!!
    Thanks for playing in the TS challenge!!!


  6. So gorgeous! What a great card!!!


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