Wednesday, August 10

Kanzashi Flower Card

I just learned recently that one of my favorite bookstores is closing.  They were having a close-out sale and we happened to be in the area, so we decided to pay one last visit.  I went straight to the magazine section, and all the craft magazines were gone.  Immediately I went to the craft books, and I was lucky to find some interesting paper crafting books.  One of them is "Kanzashi in Bloom" by Diane Gilleland.  As some of you may already know, I'm into any Japanese crafts, and this book is perfect for me to give Kanzashi a try.  Kanzashi typically uses fabric, but I figured one of the designs could work with paper.

Here's my first Kanzashi flower using origami paper, which I used as an embellishment for this card:



Materials used:
cardstock/dp:  DCWV, Wassau, origami paper
image/sentiment:  Heidi Swapp
ink:  Stampin' Up, Tsukineko
tools:  Cuttlebug embossing folder, Spellbinders
embellishments:  pearls (Want2Scrap), button
misc.:  embossing powder (American Crafts)
adhesive:  Scotch, Zots, mounting tape

I can't wait to make more Kanzashi flowers using different mediums.  Want to learn more about Kanzashi and the book I just bought?  Click here.

'Til next blog!
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