Friday, February 5, 2016

LLC Retreat: Kimono Marci with Lantern Screen Card

Day 2: Project #12 Kimono Marci with Lantern Screen Card designed by Irina Blount (Owner and Queen Designer) of La-la Land Crafts.  See the LLC Blog here with lots of inspiration and ideas.  Card base is Black color.  Actual card size is 5-1/4" x 6".  With all the die cut embellishments the finished card size:  6" x 5-1/4" x 3/8". This card will stand up on it's own on a table.
Opened card reveals on the left side:
Popped inner mat which has a  Koi Circle, Stitched Circle, and two die cut Bridges glued together. Adhere a die cut Gold Gold shimmer Cherry Blossom Branch under Kimono Marci.  On the right and left side of Kimono Marci are die cut Cherry Blossom Flowers using red vellum card stock. Add adhesive Gold Pearls to the centers of the Cherry Blossom Flowers.
Kimono Marci was fun to color with Copic markers.  We were given colors to be used to create the flowers in her dress - yup, it 's not paper piecing - it is hand flower coloring! In addition, using a Sakura White Gel pen for some highlights and outlining made the dress a bit more 3-D. The only color I swapped out was the pink colors for shades of red.
Here's a closer look at the details of her dress:
Her hair bows were also Copic colored using the Sakura White Gel pen for some highlights and outlining.
On the right side: Popped inner mat which has a  cut apart Koi Circle, Stitched Circle, and two die cut Bridges glued together. Adhere a die cut Gold shimmer Cherry Blossom Branch, Cherry Blossom flowers and popped fishes which are part of the Koi Circle die.
Here's a closer look at the die cut Cherry Blossom branch:
The  popped up Koi Fish:
Don't you love all those red vellum double layered die cut Cherry Blossom Flowers with gold adhesive pearls?
This is the actual card front: three of the four corners are embellished with the die cut Scroll Bracket.  The Lanterns Banner is used on the top right corner. 2 Stitched Nested Circles sit on top of the Koi Circle, then is popped with foam squares. Happiness and Asian character are cut using the Silhouette machine - cut file is from Lettering Delight Japanese Yorokobi Cut Set. On top are two layers of the Scroll Corners glued together for stability.  There are two Scroll Brackets glued to the back of the card and two Scroll Brackets glued to the front which means a total of four brackets to create a chipboard-like piece.
A closer look at the cut Asian Character:
Card back: The embellishments used are the same used for the front side of the card but without the Silhouette cut sentiment.
Card open showing front and back:
Details: All stamps and dies can be purchased on the LLC site here.
Stamps used: Kimono Marci with Lantern
Dies used: Bridge, Koi Circle, Booktab and Labels, Cherry Blossom Branch, Cherry Blossom Flowers, Lanterns Banner, Scroll Bracket, Scroll Corners, Stitched Nested Circles.

Thank you for stopping by today to visit............stay tuned for Project #13 from Day 2 of the LLC 3rd Annual Retreat.

3 comments:

Jan Castle said...

WOW.....great project Patti! Certainly lots of wonderful coloring details!
pAper Hugs,
Jan

cropsticks said...

Beautiful!

eunice said...

OMGOSH, Patti...this is absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!! I am totally amazed at how you did Marci's kimono...FABULOUS!!! Everything about this card is intricately, beautifully done and it really shows. Love it, love it, LOVE IT!!!!