I'm feeling much better at the moment. I know the sunshine helps but I also got the all clear from the hospital this week. So roll on the Summer. My youngest step son will be home on leave soon and my son and his wife and the youngest of my grandbabies, Alex.....well not a baby anymore..... will be here in August. So life is looking good again!!!
I am really enjoying my time as Guest Designer with CD Sunday and this week it's Caz's turn to choose the theme and she's challenged us with 'Kimono'.
Now I've lots of oriental stuff in my stash so it was a case of finding something I could work with. I decided to go with a box card I'd demo'd to my group a while back. It doubles as a card and gift box and it folds flat for posting. Not my own idea tho, it was designed by Valita at http://valitasfreshfolds.blogspot.co.uk/2010/11/making-simple-box-card.html
Anything oriental and I usually think of Joanne Sheen. The image I have used is from CD 1 Oriental Dreams and the backing paper and borders are from CD 2.
There were so many fab images on this CD that it was hard to choose. I double mounted the smaller images with gold card from my stash. I have used a larger version of the same image inside the 'box'. I added gold tassles and tiny gold bells as fasteners.
The 'box' is strong enough to take lightweight gifts such as a necklace, earrings, gift tags etc. Of course it can be made in any design. The previous one I made had flowers down the side panels. So anything really depends on the occassion. It would make an ideal wedding card with a money / gift card inside or a Christmas gift.
Don't forget to pop over to CD Sunday http://cdsundaychallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ and see the fab oriental creations the rest of the teamies have come up with to inspire you.