Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Spring is in the air

Or the Sakura is in they say in Japan :)

Spring is especially beautiful in Japan and is widely celebrated. What better way to herald the new season than by making a card (at least that is how a crafter thinks)!

Spring is the season for new beginnings and the card today is my first attempt at making a tunnel card and not surprisingly, I like it. It is very easy to make too!

The stamp is Magnolia Tilda which I colored with my copic markers ( the collection is growing, YAY !!)  The traditional Japanese doors (Shoji) were easy to make with the square dies.  I used the Origami paper that one gets in the 100 Yen shops and I think it works perfectly for this card.

I used quite a few different dies - the Spellbinder nestabilities, Memory box etc. The flower on the vine is not a part of the die, it is from the Martha Stewart hydrangea punch.

Since this is a tunnel card, the place to write a message is at the back.

I wanted to show that despite the 3-D effect, the card is not quite thick and can be easily mailed. The recipient can pull the sides a bit to make it deeper. 

Submitting for the following challenges

Addicted to stamps - Any shape
Midweek Magnolia - anything goes
Artistic Inspirations - anything goes
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Favorite stamp company - obviously Magnolia - a look-back at my past posts is all that one needs for that declaration :)
Addicted to stamps and more - anything goes
Craft your passion - Always anything goes
Paradise of Magnolia - Dies and punches

Thank you for stopping by...


  1. I love all things oriental and your card is simply super gorgeous !! Love the 3 D look and the door is so clever
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  2. Wow! Your card is amazing. Thanks for sharing with us over Craft Your Passion. Good luck!!! Patricia

  3. oh so gorgeous , love the design
    thanks for playing with us at midweek magnolias

  4. Wow! What a creation! That's amazing! :)
    Thanks for sharing it over at the Addicted To Stamps & More challenge blog! :)

  5. What a beauty, love the image and the oriental door in the background looks stunning! Thanks for joining us at ATSM.

  6. Soooo beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion Challenges.


  7. Hi. Back again to say thanks for sharing over at the Addicted to Stamps Challenge! :)

  8. Very beautiful and interesting card.
    Thank you for joining us at Artistic Inspirations!
    Good Luck and hope to see you again.
    xx Valentina DT xx

  9. This is gorgeous with the dimension you gave to it. I love the style and the colors are perfect. Thank you for joining us at Midweek Magnolias. Hugs Kelly