ID: MC Aug 11 - Triangles - Kimono HB card
5"w x 7"h

Created: August 13, 2011

I had to make something with triangles, but I didn't want the ordinary way of maybe an abstract or something like that, and then I thought of a fan, that's basically made of triangle pieces... and this evolved.

I'm using the smaller flourish stamp from the Flourishes set from Quietfire Design for the fan decorative paper.

So this is my second background piece done with Tim's Distress Stains... I used Faded jeans, Spun Sugar, Forest Moss, misted with water, tilted and dried. Then stamped the small flourish with Versafine Toffee and embossed with Queen's Gold embossing powder. Made a template and cut out my triangles for my fan.

I scored and folded my white card, cut out a piece of this gorgeous brown faux leather paper in a fan shape and adhered it to the front. Adhered my triangle pieces letting the brown show through between the splits. I then punched out the Iron Gate (Martha Stewart) to give me a template for my pikes on the fan which I then hand cut, so my front is only the fan itself. I also used the punch on the bar to hang my Kimono, hand cutting the bar between the punched sections. At the very end I added dots of Liquid Pearls "Cantaloupe".

On the inside I adhered a piece of white metallic of these gorgeous papers I just got. The kimono I cut from some white cardstock, embossed with the Sakura Blossoms embossing folder from the Oriental set, direct to paper with the Distress Spun Sugar pad. Layered it over an aqua kind of bluish metallic paper (another of my gorgeous papers BIG GRIN). The Obi is a slice of the fan decorated paper. The bar it's hanging from is brown cardstock. I stamped the Asian characters for Happy Birthday (Sunday International "Kanji" set) with Versafine Black Onyx and clear embossed it.

The rose on the front is from a tutorial I found on line (stampartic.blogspot) and made from 67# white cardstock. I cut the 5 petal flowers with my electronic cutter, Misted with various Shimmer Mists & Perfect Pearls mists (Perfect Peach, Red velvet, Heirloom Gold & Copper) doing one tone on one side and another tone on the reverse. Followed the tutorial that she explains beautifully. I then cut a rose leaf, sponged with Distress Shabby Shutters and Forest Moss and put veins on with a Micron pen.

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