Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Tutorial Tuesday - Kimono Card

Happy New Year. Did you attend a party last night? I enjoyed a nice evening home. Today's card is a little more complex, so I took several photos to show you how it was made, and I hope it gives you inspiration to make a kimono card too. Each year Donnie & I invite several friends to join us at Tang's restaurant, during Chineese New Year. This year I am going to deliver their invitations in one of Tang's take-out boxes. Party favours will include celophane wrapped peanuts, to wish my friends a long life. Finally, each couple will receive a kimono card with New Year greetings. This is a fun way to continue holiday celebrations without all the work of hosting a party at home.

The first thing I did was to research kimono's on-line. My inspiration came from this photo.

Next I printed the pattern for the kimono from Mirkwood Designs. For the template, click here. After I scaled the pattern down by 10%, I cut out the pattern and then made a pattern out of cardstock, because I am making quite a few of these cards.

The pattern was traced out onto paper that I made. Watch for the tutorial this month.

Using a metalic gold Krylon pen, I ran the pen around the edges of the kimono to give it added visual appeal.

The card is now finished. The size of card I used is 5" x 6 1/2".





15 comments:

my little cloud... said...

GOTT NYTT ÅR!!!!!!
Kramar från mej

Happy New Year!!!
Hugs from me

Beautiful card!

Kim H. said...

Holey Moley this is one cool card! I love the kimono colors! It is gorgeous! Happy New Year!

Wife2TJ said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Wishing you a blessed New Years!!!

Corie said...

Happy New Year!! Big hugs and smiles!

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malieta said...

Great card Beth!
Happy New Year wishes to you!
malieta:)

My Paper World said...

Stunning!

Deb said...

beautiful card, what a great way to celebrate Chinese New year! Your tutorial is great, so clear to follow, thank you for sharing!

Ila said...

This is a Fabulous card!! I love all your ideas. Happy New Year!! and all the best to you in 2008!!

Marieke Vermeulen said...

A very happy new year to you and your family! Great card!

xxxMarieke

Debbie/StudioBeeCreations said...

YOWZA!!!....this is soooooooo cool...and unique....Everyone LOVES unique!...creative blessings, Debbie

All Pink girl said...

Wow fabulous card ,thanks so much for sharing ,Dawnx

Alexandra said...

Awesome card Beth! So glad to finally have internet in the new house and catch up on my blogging! Happy New Year, my friend! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

scrapnnMO said...

WOW great tutorial Beth! Lovely card indeed! TFS!

Eleanor said...

Sweet! Thanks for this tutorial.