November 19, 2009

Japanese inspired Criss Cross and color throwdown challenge

Today I decided to challenge myself a bit. I needed to make a thank you card for a very nice person who so generously gave each member of our family a very nice set of chopsticks from their recent trip to Japan. He is very interested in Japanese culture and just recently married a Taiwanese lady who he met while studying in Japan. So I got on the internet and looked at Japanese clothing for some inspiration. I discovered that the shape and style of a kimono lends itself very well to a criss cross card. I added a band with a layer of satin ribbon on the bottom in resemblence of the sash around the waist of a kimono.

This color combination of very vanilla, old olive, real red, and chocolate chip really seemed to fit as well, and it just so happens it is a color challenge listed for today at color throwdown's blog. I love this blog and find a lot of color inspiration there. This is the first time, though, that I've actually submitted anything for their competitions. The card the fits inside the criss cross was stamped in olive green and chocolate chip. I found the turorial for the criss cross card here.

Stamps: all SU retired stamps--Garden Silhouettes, and Wonderful Words
Paper: SU DSP scrap, real red, chocolate chip, and very vanilla
Ink: Old Olive Chocolate Chip
Accessories: SU chocolate chip satin ribbon, boho punch, square rhinestone brad

3 comments:

Davi said...

Wow very nice. Im sure they will love this card. Great design and use of the colors!

Elise said...

Good GIRL! I, for one, am delighted that you found the THROWDOWN and decided to share your talent there! This is some super use of the challenge colors! Thanks for sharing!

broni (waterchild12) said...

What a beautiful and thoughtful thank-you card for your thoughtful friend!! Thanks for playing along in the Color Throwdown with us!