Saturday, January 7

Kimono Card

My muse must have gone somewhere, as for the past two days I just couldn't create anything.  It's a phase we all go through as crafters, I guess.  What's worse, I wasn't even in the mood to look through craft magazines and books for some inspiration.

But today, I forced myself and flipped through the pages of Origami Jewelry by Ayako Brodek.  If I remember it right, I bought this book in the Japanese Pavillion in Epcot, Disney World.

I ended up folding several kimonos following the instructions on pages 112-113 of the book.  I used one of them as the main focal point of this card:

Materials used:
cardstock/dp:  Recollections, origami paper, leftovers
ink:  Ranger
tools:  Martha Stewart punch, Spellbinders, Fiskars edge punch, Cuttlebug embossing folder
embellishments:  Kodomo 3d sticker, Japanese twist ties
adhesive:  Scotch, Glue Dots, mounting tape

'Til next blog!


Claire Langan said...

Love it! More kimonos please :-)... The punch you used is gorgeous.

Maryann Laursen said...

oh it´s so beautiful Joan, I love that kimono, and the colors are awesome too. It really looks great.