Thursday, February 7, 2013

Clean & Simple Card Making 2 - Lesson 9

I skipped lesson 7 & 8 because I wasn't getting any ideas on how to make my cards. So after watching today's lessons I decided that I'll make one based on the pleated card that Jennifer McGuire made. It took me many hours to finish this card and this is the final product.

The pleats are difficult to see in this picture.

You can see them better in real life and in this picture.

I added a bit of establishments. I didn't have blue crystals so I took a Copic marker and coloured on some white crystals. 

The Chinese/Japanese character on the fan says "love". I coloured the fan with a gold Gelly Roll Metallic pen by Sakura. The gold ink wasn't flowing out properly. I tried everything to get it out and finally my husband had whack the pen several times before the ink would start to flow again. @_@ This was one of the reasons why this card took so long to make.

The other reason I took so long was I just couldn't decide on what colour the kimono should be. I finally decided to go with the bright orangey-yellow.

Next time I would not use such a colourful paper to make the pleats. Or I would choose a kimono that's plain and doesn't have little flowers on it. The kimono against this background seems way too busy and cluttered. I will remember that for next time. = )

Thanks for visiting,
Cheryl ~


  1. What a beautiful card, and every detail is so lovely. I'm glad you got your reluctant gold pen working, because your fan is so elegant.

    1. Thank you so much!! I love using that pen, but it's just so stubborn sometimes! ^_^

  2. I love the fan. You would not know it was a gel pen. the color is so even and perfect. very pretty patterned paper you have there too.

    1. Thank you so much! Would you believe it if I told you the patterned paper was super cheap? I found it at Daiso (a Japanese dollar store). It was only $1.50 for a pack of 14 sheets of all different patterns. Great deal! ^_^