Sunday, 10 March 2013

Oriental Criss Cross Card

Hi Everyone,

Work has been really busy and i have sadly been giving myself headaches due to eye strain and figured it was best to take a break for a week or two from my crafting, wasn't easy i can tell you but work does pay my craft habit so could hardly give that a break ha ha.

Well my mum bless her has resolved my cutting issues and brought me an A3 paper cutter, I think she was surprised at how excited i was over this but it will make my life easier but have to try and figure out how to store it as it is fairly large. It is really good, i had to try it out with some scrap paper of course just to get a feel for it :) but its really good and you can purchase different shaped rotary blades etc so should keep me amused for a while :)

Well i wasn't really sure what the theme of my card was going to be, i decided on another Criss Cross because i really quite like them at the moment and of course i would get to play with my new toy. So i just rifled through my paper stash and i came across some Japanese papers i brought a while ago at one of the craft shows and i liked it so that started me off. I also brought some oriental girl stamps pretty much when i took up card making but sadly have barely used them so i picked out one of those.

I cut my card base and then i decided to border punch the one side of the triangles to give it a prettier feel and then i adhered my precut patterned paper triangles. I then stamped my image on the Copic card and coloured her in using my Copics and my gold metallic Gelly roll. I cut her into a circle using my spellbinders die. I adhered white ribbon across the front and then adhered my image. I made a bow using the same ribbon and adhered to the card and attached a black and white button. I then adhered some small white ribbon roses.

I wanted the insert to bit a little more fancy so cut out two labels from white card and pearlescent gold paper and adhered them together i then cut out some butterflies using a punch from the patterned paper and adhered them to the white card.

Here's my card

My fancy insert :)

For this card i used...

Japanese Paper
Oriental Stamped Girl
Momento Tuxedo Black Ink
Black card stock, white card stock and pearlescent gold paper from stash
Martha Stewart border punch and butterfly punch
Spellbinders and X-Cut dies
Gold Metallic Gelly Roll
White Ribbon
Black and White button
Copics 0, C1, C5, C7, C9, B37, E000
White ribbon roses

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges

Thanks for visiting and have a great start to the new week



  1. Great card, lovely design, thanks for joining us at Love to Create this week, xxx

  2. so gorgeous jo.stunning card design and i love the oriental papers and image :D

    xx coops xx

  3. Great card!! I love the criss cross card and going to have to give that a try! Thanks for sharing with us at Love to Create Challenge!
    Love to Create Challenge DT member

  4. What a cute card!! I just love this style of card. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter.

  5. Gorgeous card...great coloring of that lovely your pretty Japanese papers, button and bow...thanks for sharing with us at Divas by Design!
    xxx Margreet

  6. Thank you so much for playing with us at Love to Create Challenge!! Come back and play with us again really soon!

    Many Blessings,
    Tina LTC DT

  7. This is gorgeous and the button and bow is perfect for the Diva's by Design Challenge. Good luck.
    Hugs Sharon. x

  8. Such a fab card, love the detailing xx

  9. Wonderful work.. Thanks for joining us at Challenges 4 Everybody. Good luck!
    Sandy :) DT