Friday 13 April 2018

Oriental Dress Birthday Card

I loved Arthur Golden's book Memoirs of a Geisha which I read many years ago, so it was a nice throwback when I saw it had been chosen as the theme for the Library Challenge, which is for crafters who love books.

I had a pack of both outline stickers and die cuts I bought years ago that I never really knew what to do with, in the shape of Oriental dresses and fans. They are quite detailed and large so take up most of a typical card and I was never really sure how to make the most of them.

They seemed just right for this particular card challenge so I decided to make a very quick and simple card using one of the colourful cardboard die cuts. I used a pre-printed card blank which creates quite a busy pattern with the die cut, but the colours and flower shapes are complementary at the same time.

I finished the card with a pink 'special day' sticker.


  1. I really like your card. It's always nice to find a way to use something that you haven't been able to before.

  2. This is a lovely card , with a fresh , spring fee.Perfect for the challenge. Thanks for joining The Library.

  3. Beautiful card Caroline - I can see you are loving the Library Challenge as much as I am. Great to combine my loves of craft and reading!
    While I was away you commented on my blog about where I get my snarky sentiments from. Well there are several brands I use - Dylusions, which are available on Amazon and from a lot of other retailers, So Suzy which are available from their website but they are in the USA so there is postage to take into account, and Rubberdance which I also get from their website and although it is in Scandinavia the postage isn't too much. I also write some of my own on the computer, choosing suitable fonts and sizes. Rubberdance is at So Suzy at


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