Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Kirei ne...

And that means, "beautiful" in Japanese.
We lived in Japan for a few years and I fell in love with the place and the people. I especially loved the serenity and the beauty of the Japanese gardens. So ever since I saw the Japanese Tilda stamp, I just knew that I had to pair it with the Japanese garden background. But more of that later...here is the card, unopened...

I wanted to keep the outside of the card relatively simple so that the inside would be even more surprising but I just couldn't keep it too simple. So I paired a bunch of orange flowers that I bought a long time ago with the frame that I made from one of the spellbinder dies. Simple enough...
But as you open the card..

It is the beautiful Japanese Tilda in a Japanese garden during autumn, with the leaves changing colors - from yellows to fiery oranges and reds :)
The Japanese garden image is from a coloring page that I found online. I can't find the website again. I spent close to an hour this morning looking for it, even did an image search because I wanted to give credit and link the original site, but to no avail..If anyone knows the original link, can you please send it to me. Thank you.

The flowers that Tilda is holding have pearl centers. So do the flowers in her hair. I colored Tilda's kimono in the shades of autumn to keep her in harmony with the garden she is in :) And I have two similar looking pics because I couldn't decide which one is better :)

The other side of the card has a large oval for writing sentiments. I plan to use this for a birthday card.

 Submitting it for the following challenges:
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge - For the love of Tilda

Sweet Stamping Challenge Blog - Anything goes

The Crazy challenge Blog - where the challenge was to decorate the inside

Everybody art challenge - use an oval. I used two :)

Crafty Catz challenge - Anything goes


  1. oh, what a gorgeous scene
    thanks for playing with us at stamptacular sunday this week

  2. super card, thanks for joining in with our Anything goes challenge at CRAFTY CATZ and also for taking an interest in our GD spot, good luck x carol

  3. love ths and thanks for sharing at CC this week and showing a interest in the gdt and good luck

  4. Just lovely! Thanks so much for joining in our challenge at Sweet Stampin'. x

  5. hiya what a fabulous cards many thanks for sharing it with us in our challenge..here at CRAFTY CATZ good luck in the GDT hug sassyxx

  6. I love this Japanese Tilda and the colors that yous used are just so gorgeous on this card!! Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge.

  7. Lovely card in lovely colors.
    Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge!

  8. Great card, thank you for showing us at Sweet Stampin'.

  9. This is wonderful. so vibrant, love those colours.
    Thanks for playing with us at stamptacular sundays.
    Chris x

  10. Great job: it's a wonderful card! And you're right about the inside, it's a great surprise and looks great! Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge.

    groetjes, Ellen