Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Thank You Geisha Card

Here's my entry in this week's Willow Sketchie Challenge that I made tonight. I decided to make a Thank You card for a family friend who is looking after my cat, as My Boyfriend and I are going away on Thursday for a week. Hope you all like it. :D

Thank You Geisha Card

I used a red textured card as my base card, I then cut a square out of gold paper 1cm smaller than the card itself and glued it to the center of the card. I made a gold and red Thank You sentiment on the computer and glued it to the bottom left corner of the card.

For the main image element I used a Sliekje Free Japanese Girl Digi Stamp, which I coloured in using Photoshop. For the 2nd image element I used a Free Chinese Dragon Photoshop Brush By Hawkesmont which I printed in gold on a red background. I printed both on white card and attached them to the card using double sided foam tape after finishing the other elements.

For the final elements I used a thick red ribbon which I glued across the card about 2/3 of the way down. I then glued a thin gold trimmed red ribbon near the top of the thick red ribbon and a piece of red ric rac towards the bottom. I attached a gold star brad to the ric rac. I then made 2 miniature chop sticks out of a paddle pop stick which I cut to size and shape, I also used a black marker to draw lines around the top of them. I used PVA glue to stick them near the top left of the thick red ribbon.

I enjoyed making this card and the little chop sticks and I would like to thank Miria from Willow Sketchie Challenge for an awesome sketch. Good luck to all that enter. :D


  1. Hi Teegs, Oh hope you have a great holiday, would say hope youa re going somewhere warm but since you are about to get summer I wont. Its chilly here in Scotland now!!!
    Love the card again its super. What cute wee chopsticks too.
    Thanks for playing on Willow Sketchie This week again, Love Hazelxo

  2. Wow Teegs this is great all the different elements really come together. I love the colours too.
    Thanks for joining in at Willow Sketchie Challenge x

  3. Thanks Hazel :-* The chopsticks were a last minute decision, that I can't actually take full credit for, it was my Boyfriend's idea to perhaps print some out, but I took it that one step further and made them out of the paddle pop stick. ;)
    Thanks Hazel, I am definitely looking forward to it. :D Lol... It is starting to warm up here now... Plus we are going 5 hours up the Coast so it will be warmer again :D I'll try n send some of our warm weather your way ;)

  4. Thanks Kelly :-* Her favourite colours are red and gold together, so I decided to make that my theme... Then the Asian theme just fell in suit as those colours always remind me of our local Chinese restaurant ;)

  5. Just gorgeous, love the chopsticks, fab idea!

    Thank you for sharing with us at Willow Sketchie this week, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  6. Teegs this is gorgeous :0) I love the chop sticks too - Have a lovely holiday, I'm sure your cat will be spoilt mine are when we're away then stick there noses up when we get home cause they won't get fed tuna every day!

    Thanks for playing along with us at Willow SKetchie x

  7. Another gorgeous hand crafted card Teegs, I love your oriental theme. I hope you have a lovely week away.
    Thank you for joining us at Willow Sketchie again this week.

  8. Thanks Shell :-* My Boyfriend is thrilled you all like them ;)

    Thanks Clairebears :-* I will... Looking forward to it as has been a year since our last :D Lol... I know she will get spoilt rotten ;) Is only for a few days though, as Mum and Dad are also away and are due back on the weekend, so they can then take over the cat sitting duties ;)

    Thanks Pauline :-* I'm glad you like it... I was very happy with how it turned out myself... I even brought her a small gift and made matching red and gold dragon wrapping paper :D I will... Hoping the weather stays nice as I need a tan my legs are so white they look like I have seen a ghost ;)

  9. The colours are just perfect for your oriental themed card and work well with the cute image.Love the chopsticks!Enjoy your break.Thanks for joining us at Willow Sketchie Challenge.Hope to see you again next week :D
    Lisa x

  10. Thanks Lisa :-* I'm glad you like it :D I will... An hour and a half to go and we will be on our way... Not that I'm counting down or anything... Lol ;) I won't be there for this week's challenge due to being away... But I will be back next week for sure :D


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