Fan and Cherry Blossom Gatefold Card with Resin Charm
This card was made in a hurry because I just returned from Japan and realized I needed a birthday card and something to post. As you can see, I am still in a Japanese frame of mind. I started by impressing the 6x6 Paper Accents gatefold card (from HM Ben Franklin Crafts) with a geometric design TCW stencil (also from BFC), Then I dusted the impressed design with pink chalk and die cut the Inspire fan.
I cut a panel of Photo Play cherry blossom card stock to fit inside of the card and used double stick tape to attach it. I used the Avery Elle girl and cherry blossom branch stamps with the matching dies. The girl was cut from pink card stock and her face was stamped and colored in. The kimono and obi were paper pieced from origami paper and her hair was enhanced with Glossy Accent. The cherry blossom branch was added behind the girl to give some dimension. The lavender 'happy birthday' label was made with an old stamp from my stash. To make the large pink vellum cherry blossom (for writing my birthday greeting)I punched out a circle and then folded it into six triangles (like making a snowflake) and hand cut the petal shape through all the folds.
Here is a close up of the resin charm (sorry poor photo) I made using a cherry blossom mold. There are assorted inclusions including a pearl, metal flowers, mica glitter and a printed acetate flower. The charm is attached to the die cut fan which with Velcro tabs on the right side is the closure for the card. I wanted to give the card recipient a small gift of a purse charm with the card to let her know that I wish her a very special "Happy Birthday"!