Hello! Today sees another Creative Fingers Challenge getting underway with the awesome Conie Fong joining us as our sponsor.

I chose Kimono Kayuki to make a sweet oriental themed, shaped card. It may look like a technically difficult card to put together but it was actually one of the fastest makes I’ve done in quite some time.

Normally, I start by creating the topper but, for this card, I started with the card base. I used the Paper Discovery Room Divider Die Set to cut my card base quickly and easily. I decided that my colours would be navy and gold so I started by measuring the die, then cut and folded a piece of navy cardstock. I placed the fold on the fold line of the die and taped it in place, as you would for partial die cutting. I then ran it through my die cutting machine to create a perfect screen card that required no joins or glues.

I roughly measured the space I wanted to add the Kimono Kayuki image and printed it onto X-Press It blending card so I could colour it with my alcohol markers. I added some glimmer with a clear Sakura glitter pen and fussy cut the image, leaving a small white border so the image would stand out against, what would be, a pretty busy background.

I switched my attention back to the card base and used one of the decorative panels from the Room Divider Die Set to cut some textured, gold cardstock. I glued it directly onto the card base with some Ranger Multi Medium Matte Adhesive to keep the bulk down (another card going into the post) and added the Kimono Kayuki with some foam tape.

I finished the card off by die cutting a framed tag from a piece of white card and again from the gold cardstock, using the Tim Holtz Vintage Labels. I then added the outer gold die cut over the white and found a gold peel off sentiment that fit inside the frame. I added it to the top of the card with more Ranger Multi Medium Matte Adhesive.

To finish the card off, I decided I would die cut a panel for inside the card from white cardstock, just so I had somewhere to write my message. I used one of the plain panel dies from the Room Divider Die Set and glued it to the inside of the card, writing on it before it was glued in place, just in case I made a mistake. This panel also strengthened the card base that bit more so it would stand up without warping.

Please check out Conie Fong‘s Etsy store, she is an amazing artist who outdoes herself with each new listing! And, don’t forget to add an entry or two over on the Creative Fingers Challenge for your chance to win! Thanks so much for spending time with me today, I look forward to next time! 😊

A little more about Conie Fong

Conie Fong is a self-taught artist residing in California, USA with her husband, daughter, pet hamster and fishes. In her early childhood years, she was inspired by every kind of art and crafts. She loved watching demonstrations by artists on the streets and at festivals and spent most of her free time perusing arts and crafts books in the library, drawing, crafting and experimenting with her art supplies at home. Conie first started sharing her art with the world by selling ACEO reprints of her ACEO paintings of fairies, mermaids, and kitty art on Ebay in 2010. She was a full time account manager for a University before becoming a full time mom and part time artist. She currently enjoys spending time with her family traveling, exploring the outdoors, and designing beautiful, cute, and magical art for craft and coloring lovers.


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