Traveling with The Sisterhood
I love Japan…. love the traditions, the history and of course love it because they gave us Copics, lol! And how funny is it that I just now realized I didn't use any copics on my card. Too funny!
For once I knew how I wanted my card to look before I started – imagine that! However, the seed bead border and the vellum butterflies were an after thought. I used my stylus to dry emboss some dimension on the butterfly wings and for the seed beads I used Scor-Tape. I've had these seed beads for years and have no clue who they are from. I just know I got them at Michaels in the clearance section. The oriental characters are from one stamp, "Love Joy Characters" from Stampendous. The stamp has the characters lined vertically so I just used my SU square punch and cut each character out then matted it onto black card stock. The DSP is called "Water Congi Paper" from Heidi Grace Designs (got it at Big Lots a couple of years ago). Love that paper.
Here is a close up:
I lightly edged the butterflies with Distress Ink "Broken China"
Although no copics were used, I love how this card turned out. Believe it or not, but it's the first time I used double sided adhesive and beads. Just like with glitter, I never had any luck and always ended up making more of a mess.
By adding the butterflies and the beads, I can enter this card in the following challenges:
Lots To Do – Week 23 Birds/Wings
The Crafty Calendar Challenge – #9 Bugs & Beasties
Little Red Wagon – Challenge #33 Beads
Continue to tour Japan by hoping over to the Sisterhood blog to glimpse more of Japan in all of the beautiful projects my fellow Sisters created. And then pack your bags and join us in this weeks challenge at The Sisterhood of Crafters!
Can't wait to see what your interpretation of 'Japan' is.