Saturday, August 28, 2010

Kimono Kids

Here's a little sneak peek of the card I made for this week's Diva Sketch Challenge. As soon as I saw the sketch, I thought of a card I had made this summer, and I knew that it would adapt perfectly to the sketch. When I was the Stampin' Up Convention in July, I attended an event hosted by Barbara Jackson. It was called "Over the Top" Swap, and it was amazing! Not only did we swap fifty gorgeous, full cards, we also had a fabulous dessert and Barbara planned amazing make and take projects for us. I can't wait to go to another one of her events! Anyway, here is the Sketch for the week.

I rotated the sketch so that the four squares were on the top of the card, and here is what they became.

Four little lanterns dancing above the kimono kids! It was love at first sight with this stamp set, and once I used it at Barbara's event, I had to order it. The color combination I chose was right from the new color coach. It is So Saffron, Baja Breeze, and Riding Hood Red.

Here's the full recipe.
Stamps: Kimono Kids
Papers: Whisper White, Basic Black, Riding Hood Red, So Saffron, Baja Breeze
Accessories: Finial Press Embossing folder, stampin' dimensionals, Basic Black 1/8" taffeta ribbon, markers

To fray the ribbon at the bottom of the lanterns, I just snipped along the edge of the white trim and then pulled the loose threads out. And here's the surprise, it's an easel card! I cased this idea completely from Barbara Jackson's make and take card. The little fans help prop the card open. And I know just which friend this card is going to!

From here you can hop right over to Becky's blog to see what she came up with for this week's sketch.

Have a great weekend, and thanks for stopping by!



  1. oh my gosh . . . this is just too adorable. what a wonderful take on the sketch!!! xox

  2. This is absolutely adorable!!! What a great card and use of the sketch!! Love those lanterns--and the stand-up-ability of it!! (is that a word?!!)

  3. That is perfect!!! I so love that stamp set!!!!!
    And I love this card!

  4. TOOO Cute! I think this set is adorable. I have been contemplating it...I think now I have to get it!

  5. This is awesome!!! I love how you did those lantarns and those little girls are too cute!!! Great job!!

  6. Love how you used the lanterns in the sketch and great job coloring those girls. Too cute!