Sunday, 5 May 2013

Oriental Hinged Card using Graphic45 Birdsong Papers

As promised, here's my third oriental card using Jim the Gentleman Crafter's base design. You can find the first two on yesterday's blog post.


The gorgeous metallic ribbon that you can just make out in the background was one of my finds at the Craft show in Belfast . The turquoise and gold is a great colour combination for oriental cards and makes a change from the more usual black, white & red.


I chose these images for my sister and made this into her birthday card. The oval frames were coloured with distress markers and sponged with antique linen distress ink to match the rest of the Graphic45 collection and provide an area for my message. I could have just written straight on to the tags, but wanted to draw the eye to them more.

Entered for the following challenge:
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Passport to Fun (turning Japanese, I think I'm turning Japanese, I really think so :-))

M-bossabilities Tweets and Twigs folder
Spellbinders Radiant Rectangles, Antique Frame
Graphic45 Birdsong 8" x 8" paper pad
Papermania Oriental A4 paper pad & diecut sentiments
recycled strong card from dog food packaging
cardstock: black 220gsm, gold mirri
bamboo skewers
black promarker
gold aquamarker
gold thread
metallic embroidered ribbon
adhesives: PVA, Pinflair


  1. Fabulous card....beautiful papers...Julieannex

  2. A super piece of artwork Maddy.

    I so hope oriental makes a comeback because I always enjoyed it and have a host of stamps somewhere that would love an outing.

    B x

  3. Wow this is a lovely piece of work.

  4. WOW!!! This is absolutely amazing. Absolutely stunning xx

  5. Another great hinged card, love the detail and colours

  6. Love that you used Jim's cool design, and you've turned it into an amazing Asian beauty...WOW!!! This is super super gorgeous! Thank you for traveling with us this week at Simon Says Stamp & Show!

  7. What a beautiful design. Lovely and elegant! The use of the papers is fabulous! Glad you joined us this week at Simon Says Stamp and Show.

  8. Breathtaking, a fantastic design.


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