Saturday, 6 May 2017

Anything Asian - CD Sunday

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This week the theme was chosen by Jane and she wants 'Anything Asian'. I decided to include the Giant Panda on my card which was very simply made.
I took a backing paper from Joanna Sheen's Oriental dreams Cd rom and opened it in My Craft Studio. The colour was slightly too yellow for what I wanted so I altered it to be greener - I like this colour a lot more. I glued the backing paper to an 8 by 8 card and put 3 drops of Tonic Nuvo drops in 2 of the opposite corners. I embossed a plain piece of dark green card with an embossing folder, the edges look like foliage while the middle isn't embossed.

The embossing folder came with a set of stamps and were free with Papercraft Essentials magazine. I stamped the 2 pandas onto white card and cut them out - the string on the balloon was tricky! I added a little colour to the female's hair bow and the balloon the male was carrying. I also used Glossy Accents on the balloon. The panda's were then glued to the embossed layer. Quite a quick, simple card so I decided to knit a little panda!

I'm afraid he/she turned out a little scary! I'm not the best knitter and the pattern was a bit unclear in places. Panda's don't have white around they're eyes but it would have looked really odd with 2 black patches and a black bead so I cut a circle of white felt before adding the bead. 
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  1. You created the perfect background for the super cute pandas, beautiful card love the knitting too

  2. Fabulous card, I love your pandas, A simple and elegant card

  3. I love giant pandas and your card is really cute.

  4. Great card Pamela. Like the colour adjustment to the backing paper. I have the same set of stamps but haven't used them yet. Now I see how good they look I may well have a go.
    Well done with the knitting - but does that mean you aren't jigsawing??

  5. Gorgeous card, I love that embossed frame. And I think your knitted panda looks sweet, not scary

  6. Cute, cute, cute Pamela!! Love the knitted Panda too. W x

  7. Ah your card is brilliant, I love pandas and can spend hours watching Panda Cam at Edinburgh Zoo. Your knitted panda is adorable. He doesn look scary to me. He looks cute, Hazel x

  8. Such sweet little pandas and well done with the knitting :-)
    Jocelyn x


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