Our theme this week at Cards 4 Guyz is Oriental in honour of the forthcoming Chinese New Year, and we'd love to see your Oriental creations this week. It doesn't need to be a New Year card, it can be suitable for any occasion, but it must be suitable for a man or boy. And I'll be popping over to say hello to everyone who joins in.
Oriental as a crafting theme comes in and out of fashion every few years, so you may well have something you'd forgotten about buried deep in your stash - that was certainly the case with the backing paper I used on this card. I must have had the booklet of papers for at least 10 years, yet I honestly didn't recall ever having seen it before! The red character card was a snippet left over from an ancient QVC kit - I think it was originally part of a card front - and the black just a random scrap that I stamped and embossed the kimono on.
I had planned to use a bamboo skewer behind the kimono, to make it look as if it was being displayed on a real bamboo pole, but with the patterned background paper it all looked too cluttered so I took it away.
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