Wednesday 3 August 2011

Something a bit different...

Hi Girls

Hope this post works, as I've scheduled it.... we're hopefully getting out and about early this morning... my lovely OH has a few days off work, so we're making the most of it!  Hope the warm weather lasts, though we could do with a bit of sunshine to go with it!  Today has been cloudy mostly, but HOT!

Anyways, I just thought you may like to see another type of card I make.... this one doesn't have an image near it and no colouring!  But it is lovely to do and uses Japanese Washi papers, which I actually bought when I was in the US, but you can get from here.  The purply card is also different - not bazzil, but I can't remember it's name... sorry.  It has a silky finish.

Now the little squares (1" x 1") are cut from card, then padded with very fine wadding... then covered with the washi paper, which is tucked around the back (kind of like making a bed!), and stuck down with DS tape.  I then assembled nine together into a square, and put them on black cardstock, then onto the purply card.  I've tried to show you the depth of the squares, they are actually slightly squashy!

I really love this Japanese paper.... it's used in their traditional origami and has some luscious colours.

Anyway, thought you may like to see my 'different' card making! Hope you like

Hugs and Happy Crafting
Christine x
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  1. oh wow this is gorgeous Christine... i love the padding and the beautiful papers.
    Have a wonderful day ..
    Lisa x

  2. Oooh love this one Christine, really different, and I love the depth of the little squares. Really lovely. Hope you have a lovely few days together.

    Annette x

  3. wow this is really different christine but very striking.i love the padded squares and beautiful paper ;D

    xx coops xx

  4. This is so beautiful Christine,love the padded squares and gorgeous colours.
    Wendy xx

  5. This is gorgeous card, I saw it on DC gallary, something really different and very beautiful
    Well done

  6. Beautiful card Christine, I love making patchwork type cards, that paper is fantastic. Lee xx

  7. wow - now thats different - nice idea
    Sarah x

  8. Wow, I love this Christine! Very different and so beautiful! xx

  9. Hi Christine,
    New to your blog. Seen your comments on Mina's blog. Love your sense of humour!
    I think this card is so beautiful!!
    So striking. I love it!!
    The papers are so very pretty.
    Love, Mel. xx

  10. Oooooh Christine - this is fabulous. I love oriental designs and this is such a beautiful way to display the patterned papers. Love the way you've given the squares dimension with the padding.
    Hugs, Sylvia xx

  11. Hi sweetie, this is just gorgeous, great papers too, big hugs Pops x x x

  12. So beautiful Christine, the colours are gorgeous.
    I am resting and taking a break (honest)...the cards were from last week. Seem to be missing mojo at the mo.
    Hugs Emma x

  13. What a beautiful effect - I love the dimension that the 'padding' adds.

  14. Love your padded squares. Fab card. Kim

  15. One of the best and great arrangement you done. It will be best to do on hat also. My cousin brother 's marriage on this week and I plan to make same work on my hat. It is one of our families grand marriage.
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