Monday, September 9, 2013

Kimono Shadowbox Birthday Present and Card

This is a birthday present to have for always. It was made by my gal pal Gene L. who lives in Las Vegas.  She is extremely creative  as well as talented. This frame was hand carried back to San Francisco on the plane. The size is 9-1/2" x 9-1/2" x 1-1/2".  The background paper is a shimmery gold card stock.  The geometric frames are ones I had previously sent to her which she cleverly used by putting two of them together to get the outcome shown below.

The Kimono is hand drawn(? not sure) but it is impressive.  There is a piece of acetate with the kimono shape drawn, then layered over the Washi paper. I love how she used foam core to pop up the entire kimono. Cool, eh?
On the corners are these metal fans with hand cut Sakura flowers from the Washi paper. A really nice detail.
Here is the birthday card that came with the frame. Finished size of card is 6" x 5-1/4"
I love the front cover using a combination of two Washi papers and punched Sakura blossoms along with a stamped vellum message. The frame is a Spellbinders die.
Opening the card reveals the Karen Burniston's Horizontal A2 w/circle Label 3D Pop Up Die found here which is used as lanterns: Shiny Gold card stock mat is behind the bamboo stamped background.  Happy birthday is stamped on each punched Sakura blossom, then strung with a gold cord from one corner to the other.
A closer look at the lanterns using Washi paper
Overhead view:
Now these are things I will keep for a while because it is inspiring and beautiful to look at. THANK YOU, GENE for such a lovely gift.


Lynn said...

Beautiful! A lot of Love went into the gift that I can see!

Jan Castle said...

As usual, Gene has outdone herself!!! Lucky you Patti!!!
Paper Hugs,

Alexa Wong said...

Beyond words ----- it's a very beautiful gift! I can almost your excitement in opening each of them, especially the card and seeing, once again, the kimono frame on the frame that you have given to your pal in the past. You are a very lucky friend.:)

eunice said...

WOW! Jan's right...Gene really outdid herself with this outstanding work of art! I'll bet it looks even more amazing irl...hope I'll get a chance to see this beautiful keepsake up close one day...!

Anonymous said...

Awesome craft idea, a keepsake for sure. Thank you for sharing!