Sunday, April 16, 2017

A challenge card for Freshly Made Sketches

This month over at Club Scrap, the kit is delightful.  What could be better than Cherry Blossoms in April.  With the Asian Flair, the minute I opened my box, I thought of my Kimono Die that I only used once, long ago.

So lets take a look:

This is for Freshly Made Sketches.  FMS #283

This card is very straight forward.  So simple I didn't write a tutorial.  Will tell what I did.

Using the kit from April Club Scrap. Cherry Blossoms

Using the paper at the top, I  laid a die along the umbrellas and die cut.  Then trimmed it down to fit onto an A2 card base.  The Card base is white and I layered the grey shimmering velum (included in the kit behind.   Using the same dye cut a white piece that fit above the curve and stamped a sentiment.

This is how I get my stamps to curve.  I cut a little wedge where ever it is trying to buckle and then formed it to the curve.  Stamped, and added happy on top.

All that was left was to finish  the Kimono.  This took some trial and error.  I wanted it soft and delicate but bold enough to stand out.  Ended up with the pink paper in the kit and gold foil tape both ran through the die cutter and layered.  This die is from Elizabeth Craft and after doing a search, learned it is no longer available, but her stickers are still available and are the same design. Kimono Sticker.  They could easily be used in this manner and fussy cut the backing card.  

Placed on top of the court with dimensional, and added the Cherry Blossom Stickers from the kit.  

Simple, soft and elegant.  

That is it, Visit Club Scrap to see the rest of the Cherry Blossom Kit and stay tuned for our regularly scheduled Blog Hops and Team Challenge.  

Also, vist Freshly Made Sketches to see what other card makers did with this month's sketch.

Happy Crafting,


  1. Very pretty card! That kimono is beautiful! Love all of the gold! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

  2. Thanks for the tip on how to get your stamps to curve. Beautiful kimono!

  3. This kimono die is awesome! What a fabulous card you've created to showcase it. Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

  4. Gorgeous, beautiful card!
    I invite you to participate with a new card here -