Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Happy Birthday Kyoko!!!

Finally, the holidays are over and I can DIG into my Graphic 45 Bird Song paper. This is my first project and many more to come. the FREE SVG cut file is from Paulo which can be found on his blog site here. Paulo has a LOT of FREE Asian images so you will be quite busy scouring through his site - it appears he hasn't posted in awhile. I'm not sure what this type of card is called.....tri-"something". I made it for Kyoko because she works very hard and long hours so why not have her own personalized desk decor. Finished size: 3-1/2" x 6-1/4", fully opened 11" x 6-1/4". The A2 mailer envelope cut using Core-dinations Merry textured card stock was a weekly FREE SVG (now $1) cut file from My Scrap Chick found here. Kyoko's name is cut using SCAL" Comic San Font and Recollections Vanilla card stock. Envelope has a 5/8" strip of scrap Graphic 45 paper used in the project.
Here is the card with the belly band which was a strip on the Tranquility G45 Sheet. The Japanese Woman is a Chipboard tag from the Bird Song Tags 1 collection. Paper is called Harmony:
Original plan was to hang a tag but it looked too good to punch a hole into is simply slipped behind the chipboard.  Paper is SU Natural's Ivory with cut out umbrellas from the G45 Bird Song Endless Spring sheet: matted on Tranquility sheet. Stamped image is an old favorite - not sure where I got this one.......
A closer look: crumpled rayon ribbon bow attached using a mini glue dot:
Remove the belly band:
To reveal an Asian image on the left side panel:
Entire card opened:

Right side panel:
Center panel with Small calendar:
Back of card: is also from G45 papers Jasmine Dream sheet
Here's how the umbrella's were added to the panels:  Cut the frame using the G45 Tranquility sheet. Cut out Asian Girl from the G45 Jasmine dream sheet. Cut Umbrella from the G45 Endless Spring sheet. 
Use a Craft knife to cut along the hair line to slip the umbrella BEHIND woman.
See how it all fits after trimming the right inside panel?

This was a cool idea................I was so inspired by many of the videos from Anne's Paper Creations  (her blog: here) with all her tricks and clever ways to use paper. You may want to sit down and visit with her for a while as her projects are just out of this world using the Bird Song paper collection.


Armande said...

très très joli

Barbara said...

You've made a gorgeous triptych, Patti!

noun \ˈtrip-(ˌ)tik\

Definition of TRIPTYCH
1: an ancient Roman writing tablet with three waxed leaves hinged together
2a: a picture (as an altarpiece) or carving in three panels side by side
b: something composed or presented in three parts or sections; especially: trilogy

Leanne said...

HI Patti!
This is gorgeous!! I love the old style Japanese ladies. This is beautiful and I know Kyoko will love it!
So sorry I missed you at CHA. I looked as there weren't too many people there. Maybe next time.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Fabulous card- your blog has some awesome projects- but really loving this beauty!!!

Jennifer said...

Wow!!! :) She is going to LOVE it!

Thanks for sharing,

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Jan Castle said...

Stunningly Beautiful Patti - love it! KyoKo is a lucky lady!!!!
So happy we got to spend some time together at CHA - FUN!!!! Hope you are home by now and able to relax!
Paper Hugs,

Karli said...

Hi Patty, This turned out absolutely exquisite! I know you are going to rock this paper line. I have mine at the ready for just the right thing :) Hope you had fun at CHA. I didn't make it this year, which is great for my wallet. Don't want to see the things I *need* to have! :) hugs~