Friday, May 30, 2014

Oriental Card with Handmade Tassel

"There are no ordinary cats."
            ------Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette 

Hi, Friends......

I am here with another try at an Oriental card for this week's MFP Oriental challenge.  This sketch seemed simple enough, but when I got going, my card looked too simple so I had to add a few things.  lol...

Here's the MFP Oriental sketch I used:

 I can't seem to get a focused shot of the gold embossed butterflies.  Here's an angled photo so you can see them a *little* bit better.  (shrug...)  

You can also see (maybe) that I sponged some gold metallic ink onto the black cardstock to soften the look a bit.

My favorite part of the card and probably the best part, too, is my handmade tassel with the I will give you an extra large photo of it.  :)
I found this metallic cloisonne needlepoint yarn at a thrift store.  I wrapped some brownish-red ribbon around the top of my tassel and glued a jingle bell to the top.  Does it look Oriental???  I think it kind of does.  

Other supplies include:  Graphic 45 Bird Song stickers that I won last year, orange mulberry paper, DCWV paper, Coredinations cardstock.

Hope you enjoyed seeing my card.  I especially will appreciate it if you rave about my tassel in your comments.  I am quite proud of it.  Ha!!


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1.  MFP Oriental Sketch Challenge #38 
2.  Alphabet Challenge - H is for Handmade Embellishments
3.  Clear it Out Challenge - Color-Black / Stash-Stickers (Graphic 45 BirdSong)  
4.  Glitter N Sparkle Challenge #86 - Add Some Metal  
5.  Inky Chicks Challenge #30 - Use a Metal Embellishment  


Vickie Y said...

Wow! Love the tassel! Fabulous Oriental card! Thank you for sharing with us at MFP Oriental Sketch Challenge.

Cazro said...

A striking embellishment on your wonderful Oriental card, perfect colour combo. Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenges. Caz

Katherine Clayton said...

Wow! GREAT project . . . and just LOVE the tassel! Thanks for joining us at Clear It Out Challenge for out "black/sticker" challenge . . .hope to see you join us again soon!

Kathy CIO DT

Janis said...

Thanks for loving my tassel I made!!! :) And for drawing my name as your winner! (happy dance!!)


Janis said...

Thanks for your sweet comments on my card and on my tassel!! :)


Janis said...

Thanks for giving me such a wonderful comment.....and for loving my tassel!! :) I was so delighted to discover my card qualified for your challenge.


Laura W said...

That is so cool you made your own tassel! Do the symbols say something specific? Thanks for joining us at the Clear it out challenge. See you Tuesday for a new challenge :)

Janis said...

Thanks for thinking my tassel is cool. :) RE: the symbols....I don't know what they mean! lol... They were on the sheet of Graphic 45 Bird Song stickers with no indication of their meaning. Hope it is not something too weird! Ha. Thanks for dropping in and leaving your nice comment.