Friday, 31 May 2013

Japan Birthday Card

This is the Birthday card I have made for my best friend Val it was her birthday on Wednesday and I choose the design as she has just enjoyed an amazing holiday to Japan with lots of happy memories and I hoped that this card will remind her of  them .

The image is from Lili of The Valley and she is delightful I really enjoyed painting her and finding all the oriental embellishments. My attempt at a fan from a doily worked out well. I've decorated the inside by cutting around the image and attaching some of the butterflies to match the front

Card Recipe

Blank card Craftwork Cards
Stamp Geisha girl Lili of the Valley(See sidebar for link)
Painted with Pro markers, Flex markers and Copic pens
Spellbinder dies circle and scalloped circle
Fan doily from Wild Orchid Craft(See sidebar for link)
Butterflies Martha Stewart punch
Sentiment stamp from my stash
Flowers cherry blossom coloured to  match from Wild Orchid Craft other flower Hobby Craft
Seam binding Wild Orchid Craft,  Lace from my stash
Metal embellishment Michaels USA
Pearls hand done with a Viva pearl pen
Hope you enjoy looking at this card I know my friend was delighted to  receive it. Hope you all enjoy a nice weekend weather looks good.
I have just added another page to my blog Tutorials and I'm hoping very soon to  put on  a tutorial on how to make rolled flowers from a circle.
 I also want to wish a friend I made in Florida Cindy a very speedy recovery and hope she is able to  craft again soon.



  1. A really beautiful card Carole, thank you so much. love Val x

    1. Thanks Val I really appreciate you taking the time to make these lovely comments about my cards Thank You Love Carole x


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