Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Fan Fare!

This project was inspired by a couple fellow bloggers: Barbara ( for her fan card and also Lysa ( for her many cards using the Hero Arts Asian Dolls stamp set. Here is the fan card opened (finished 5-1/4" x 9"). I really love love love this one...............

This is the fan closed: Finished fan size: 5-1/4" x 2-1/2" (fan closed).

Close up of the fan embellishment - it is SU's Build-a-brad. How to use the build-a-brad? Stamp the image, use a 1/2" circle punch, apply mini glue dot to the punched image, apply the clear disk on top - done! Doesn't it look great (and expensive?)?

Some details:
  • Fan template: free from Victorine Originals (
  • Below photo shows the printed template. Cut one in card stock (Yellow color) and one smaller for the "lining" (Pink color)
  • (5) fans and (5) fan liners were used for this project
Stamp all the Naturals Ivory card stock using the Bamboo background. Old Olive SU ink used, There is a 2nd and 3rd generation (stamping off) to obtain the lighter color effect.

Stamp Asian Dolls - (5) are needed...........(1) boy.
Here are the Asian Dolls all colored using Copics. Gold "Smooch" was used sparingly on the dress flowers and flowers in the hair. It is a nice touch! This special "Smooch" can be purchased from Krazy Creations in Novato, California (
Here is a list of the Copics used:
  • Stamps: Asian Dolls (Hero Arts), Asian Symbol used in Build-a-Brad(unknown), Bamboo (unknown)
  • CS: Real Red, Naturals Ivory
  • Ink: SU Old Olive, Momento Black Tuxedo
  • Accys: 1/8" Red Satin Ribbon (non SU), Build-a-Brad, Mini Glue Dots, 1/8" Circle Punch, 1/2" Circle Punch, Gold "Smooch" (non SU), Copics (non SU)

Thank you for stopping by today for this fun project.......XOXO.........


eunice said...

Patti, I just LOVE coming here to see all your wonderful projects. This fan is FAN-tastic! Your creative genius is a constant inspiration to me!

Debbie Pamment said...

Oh this is just Waaaayyyy too adorable! I was looking at these images in a magazine a couple of hours ago - but to see them coloured and used sooo well is inspirational!

Whimcees said...

Hi Patti!

Your fan is FAN-tastic! Your choice of colors and background paper are wonderful! Beautiful project! You are one talented artist!

Barbara Diane

Kwebbel said...

Hi Patty,
your fan is so beautyful!
Greetings from Germany

Lysa said...

Patti- I love this project! I will definitely have to do that with my nieces & nephew (just like your fan there's 4 girls & 1 boy!)

Love it! & thanks for linking to me!

Maylee said...

So cute Patti!

Vicky said...

wow, thats all I can say.. wow!
you amaze me daily with your wonderful projects.

Ann said...

Adorable!! i love the stamps you used!!

Sonja said...

Lovely! What a great idea and yes, it does look expensive. Love how you're putting those Copics to good use. xx

Nancy Ward said...


Today I posted an entry on my blog with a link to this tutorial.

Would you let me know if that's OK?


Nancy Ward

My Little Hobby said...

This is so darling! I have this set and can't wait to try this.