Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Kimonos and Flowers Asian Spring Garden Card

Autumn with you today to share an Asian themed card featuring several of our dies from our newest Asian collection.  I really wanted to do a soft, springy card and after much digging came across this beloved sheet of Basic Grey designer paper.  It must be ten years old, but how I love it!  I used it to develop a palette for my die cut layers.  

I used Distress Inks to sponge color onto the Kimono die.  I traced the die and cut it out to make a backing so the pattern would snow and inked it up with the same colors.  I used the Therm O Web adhesive sticky dot sheets to adhere the top layer to the solid cutout.  I gave the layers a spray of Glimmer Mist for shine.

I was sure I couldn't cut out the Oriental Lantern backing as easily, so I ran a the die through a second time with the paper on the top and die beneath, then used tape to adhere the cut out elements in place before carefully removing my paper from the die.  I layered the lantern over the Cherry Blossom Branch and added a bow and purchased flower.  The shimmer from the Glimmer Mist really makes the die cut elements stand out in real life.  Thanks for visiting today!  Happy crafting and happy spring!

View our entire collection of Asian themed dies HERE today!



  1. Beautiful design, Autumn! Love the colors and your flower and bow, and the shimmer is a beautiful touch. Well done! Hugs :-)

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