Archive for the ‘Oriental Cards’ Category

Chinese New Year

January 29th, 2011

Hi Everyone

Can’t believe Chinese New Year is around the corner on the 3rd of February. I won’t be able to go out to celebrate the occassion which is usually held on Sunday because I will be doing a craft show in Stevenage on the 6th but at least I will be going home to my parents to eat and celebrate on the actually day… 3rd February.

It is the year of the Rabbit this year. Don’t know anyone born in this year, I was born in the year of the Tiger! Rooooooaaaaaaar!

This Oriental card is made on a C6 white base card but you can use red for luck!

Oriental card with red and gold chinese traditional writing

Red and gold themed oriental card

I have gone for the traditional red and gold but added a touch of black for a contemporary feel. I have covered the top half of the card with a red and gold print Chinese word print paper. On the bottom edge of the red oriental paper, I have stuck a piece of  thin red satin ribbon to go with the oriental feel.

I found this on a website for Chinese traditions ‘ Chinese people use typically red color to paint their windows and doors, as has been the custom for ages. The red color is in use as a symbol of gladness and is one of the abundantly used colors during the New Year period along with the color gold which symbolizes prosperity and good fate. The red color is as well meant to ward off wicked spirits and omens from the homes of the people.’

Red and gold traditional colour scheme for chinese new year card

Gold star used for red and gold theme oriental card

I have looped a piece of red oriental string through the hole of the gold star and mounted it onto a piece of red paper. Layered onto a piece of gold mirror paper.

Oriental star topper for card making

Close up of pretty red oriental star

I looped a piece of red oriental string through the red star and stuck the star just below the gold star.

Oriental stars and filp flops

December 30th, 2010

Hi Everyone

This oriental card is a card i made for Create and Craft shopping channel using some of the items from the oriental kit of embellishments.

This is another favourite colour i like using for oriental cards – cerise and cyan. I think it is more Japanese than Chinese but it is still a good way of making oriental cards.

Oriental greeting card in Cerise pink and turquise

Love the oriental fabric stars, very simple  and classic looking.  They work well in birthday cards and Christmas cards. The pattern and colour goes well with the resin flip flop and cute kimono stickers.

Close up of kimono stickers

I have matted and layered white and cyan coloured card which is slightly bigger than the kimono stickers. To finish off the card i have matted and layered a strip of white and cerise card to mount the cute slippers, bags, fans and hair pieces  from the kimono sticker sheet

Close up of oriental filp flop and match kimono sticker

Oriental Red and Black Gate Fold Birthday Card

December 10th, 2010

This is another card which was featured on Create and Craft shopping channel. I love using red and black as a colour theme for oriental cards. it looks so sophisticated. I have sent similar designs to my family for birthdays and they loved the cards.

Gate fold oriental Birthday card

Red and black gate fold oriental card

I have used oriental red printed paper on both side of the gate fold and added a strip of red satin ribbon top and bottom of both sides of the gate fold. The gorgeous red chinese frogs works well on a gate fold card. It always reminds me of the way you fasten the traditional chinese dresses.

Red Oriental Chinese Frog Fastenings

Close up of the red frog fastening on black and gold card

I have mounted the frog fastenings onto black and gold card to bring them out from the red backing paper. I have stuck the frog fastening down with some silicone glue.

Added a cute resin flip to the design

To finish off the card, i have added a cute red resin flip flop to the card. Mounted it onto red and black card, stuck it down with silicone glue.

Black and Red Oriental Flip Flop Card

December 6th, 2010

Hi everyone

This is a card i made with some of the oriental items from Create and Craft  TV. The kit went down a storm, customers loved the kit.

Happy Birthday Card Oriental Theme

Black and red themed kimono and resin flip flops

This design is made on a large square white card.  A strip of black card added to the bottom of the card. On the top and bottom of the card, a strip of red satin ribbon is added on the design. To finish off the card matching red kimono, bag, hair piece and fan stickers has been added.

Oriental Resin Shape Black and Red Flip Flops

Close up of red and black resin flip flops

I have mounted the black and red flip flops into black and white squares, slightly bigger than the flip flops. The ‘Happy Birthday’ is a lovely docraft stamp i have had for a while.

Red and Black Resin Shaped Flip Flop

Resign flip flops mounted in matching frame

The red flip flops remind me of a pair of slippers i had when i was a child. My slippers were red spongy base with black straps, pink flowers on the straps. I wanted a pair of heel slippers but my mother would not allow it.

Happy Birthday Card with Oriental Hearts

April 12th, 2010

Oriental Theme

Happy Birthday With Oriental Theme.

Finished Card Size – 14.7 x 14.7 cm square.

You Will Need:
- Black card for card base 14.7 x 14.7 cm square
- Black funky foam 8.1 x 11.1 cm, cerise paper 8.1 x 11.1 cm, torquise paper 7.1 x 9.4 cm
- Happy Birthday stamp plus black ink, white pearlescent strip of paper 5.8 x 1.2 cm, cerise strip of paper  6 x 1.9 cm
- A piece of floral paper 3.8 x 14.7 cm
- 3 x Cerise paper 2.8 x 4 cm, 3 x Pearlescent white paper 2.5 x 3.5 cm
- Cerise brad
From Meiflower
- Oriental Fabric Hearts

Oriental Themed Birthday Card

Close Up Of Oriental Heart

- Kimono Stickers

Novelty Stickers For Card Making, Kids

Close Up Of Kimono Sticker

- Oriental Red Cord
Daisy Sequin Flowers
- 6 Petal Flower Sequin

- Stick the 8.1 x 11.1 cm cerise paper on to the black funky foam. Stick the torquise 7.1 x 9.4 cm piece of paper on top of the cerise paper as shown.

-  Layer  1 Daisy Sequin Flower onto a 6 Petal Flower Sequin and attach to cerise and torquise piece from above with cerise brad. Stick onto the black base card.

Layered Sequin Flower Attached To Card With A Brad

Close Up Of Layered Sequin Flower And Oriental String

- Stick 2 Oriental Hearts onto the torquise paper, stagger them.

-  Cut a piece of Oriental Red Cord appoximately 15cm.  From the middle of the cord, tie around the sequin flowers. Tie the ends of the red cord into the holes of the oriental hearts. Cut excess string off.

- Matt and layer white pearlescent strip of paper 5.8 x 1.2 cm with the cerise strip of paper  6 x 1.9 cm. Stamp Happy Birthday onto the strip. Stick onto black base card.

- Stick floral strip left hand side of black base card.

- Matt and layer  3 x Cerise paper 2.8 x 4 cm with the  3 x Pearlescent white paper 2.5 x 3.5 cm. Select 3 large Kimonos to stick in the middle of the 3 pearlescent rectangles. Stick onto the floral piece, evenly spaced out.