Sunday, January 31, 2021

Hi Kokeshi Girl Card

A few weeks ago, I purchased a bunch of items from i-Crafter because the collection was full of Japanese designs. You may recall I created a family scrapbook page using their Wisteria Vines die. See Wisteria Vines Family Photo Layout post. Also in my basket were the Kokeshi Dress Up die set and the Japanese Kumiko Stencil. {{BIG GRIN}}

**I receive products from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® for use in my projects. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience and doing so I can share what I personally love to use.**

Using a mixed media piece from another project, I used brown ink and the Japanse Kumiko Stencil to randomly add the design to it. I inked the edges to finish and set it aside.

Let's start with the kimono pieces, I first applied Adhesive Sheets to the back of each patterned paper before die-cutting. It makes it so much easier to assemble and no messy liquid glue to seep out (think stickers).

Ink the edges of the kimono pieces with the same brown ink to give it definition.

Next die-cut the girl in ivory cardstock. I love that the design has embossed areas to add different parts like the collar, eyes, and zori straps.

Take off the liners from the kimono pieces and assemble the girl. For the sleeves, I pop them up with 3D Foam Strips. 

Before die-cutting the hair, eyes, and zori sandal straps, I applied Adhesive Sheets to the back of the black cardstock. I later die-cut her feet in white cardstock.

After die-cutting the letters HI, I assembled all the pieces on the card panel (aka stenciled mixed media piece). I only wanted a subtle dimension for the panel so I used the Crafty Foam Tape 108ft because it had a depth of 1mm (like a Thin 3D Foam Square) to attach to my black A2 size card base. Done!

I hope you enjoyed this card. Would love it if you follow me on the blog or my ILscraps Instagram! Have a wonderful day!

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Skill Level: Intermediate
Creative Time: 30 minutes

Materials Needed:
Patterned Paper: Spellbinders® Paper Arts (Express Yourself Paper Pad)
Craft Dies: i-crafter (Kokeshi Dress Up and Japanese Kumiko Stencil); Memory Box (Vintage Varsity Alphabet)
Ink and Applicator: Ranger Ink (Distress Ink in Gathered Twigs)
Adhesives: Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® (E-Z Runner® Grand Permanent Dots, Crafty Foam Tape 108ft, 3D Foam Strips, and Adhesive Sheets 6 x 12in.)
Other: Black, White and Ivory Cardstock; Scissors; Manual Die-Cutting Machine; Blending Brush

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Verna Angerhofer said...

She is beautiful! I love the card you created.

Karenladd said...

As a Japanese-American, I grew up with kimonos and Kokeshi, so this really grabbed me. She is just adorable and that stenciled background really add to the design. Love the papers that you used and all the little details.