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. = )
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