Wednesday, July 16, 2014

SOG- Geisha

This card started with Some Odd Girl's Geisha Kaylee stamp, which is a really gorgeous and intricate stamp with lots of little details.

After stamping Kaylee onto Copic Marker paper, I colored her in with my Copics. Since she's a geisha, I wanted her to have alabaster skin - which meant getting away from my usual skin tones. This was a bit challenging, but I really love the result. I opted for a simple brown kimono, and added a bunch of red and blue for extra contrast. Once the coloring was done, I carefully cut around the image, leaving a small white border.

For the card base, I used Simon Says Stamp's Olive cardstock - a great dark neutral that worked with the other colors. I cut the sheet in half to create a standard A2 card (4 1/4 by 5 1/2"). I decided to dip into some of the first patterned paper I got - 12x12 K&Company Que Sera Sera paper.  I cut a piece of blue paper to measure 4 by 5 1/4.

I used my Bigshot and the biggest of my Sizzix circle dies to cut a circle out of the yellow paper. I adhered it to the right side of the panel and cut the extras. To make the yellow paper pop up a bit better, I went around it with my white gel pen. While I had my Bigshot out, I also cut a thanks sentiment from red cardstock using Simon Says Stamp's Thanks die.

I created a thin panel for the sentiment out of some scrap cardstock. I layered it with red cardstock and adhered it to the card. I adhered the "thanks" on top.

Since the card was colorful enough, I decided to add no other decorations.

Some Odd Girl Geisha Kaylee
MFT Hybrid Ink in Black Licorice
Sizzix Circle Framelits dies
Simon Says Stamp Thanks die
Simon Says Stamp Heavyweight 100#lbs cardstock in Olive
Avery Elle Heavyweight Cardstock in Cherry
K&Company Que Sera Sera 12x12 designer paper
Copics: Hair (BV11, BV25, BV29), Skin (E000, R20, R22, BV11, C2), Eyes (YG23, G07), Gold comb/chain (Y21, Y28), Kimono (E42, E44, E47, R05, R29, R59, W2, W4, 0), Flower (RV11, R43), Fan (B00, B24, B18)


  1. She's beautiful, Elle! I cannot believe you drew the white circle - I thought you had cut another circle and layered it! Gorgeous!

    1. Thank you! I'm so glad you like it. The white circle was totally one of those spur-of-the-moment things, but I really think it brought that extra element. :)