The theme for the next fortnight is 'F is for...' so anything beginning with F on your creations whether that be Funny, Father's Day, Flowers or anything else for that matter, I think this will lead to a really diverse range of cards being entered I know the DT have come up with some wonderful interpretations so be sure to check them out.
Here's my card and I went with three different Fs for it. Far East, Fan and Frame.
The image is from the 'Waterfall Cards' section on the 'Passion for Fashion' CD. Whilst all the Ooh La La CD's stand alone and need no special graphics programme to use them, I have chosen this time to show what can be done with a single image from one folder on CD when used in conjunction with a graphics package. I accessed the CD via My Craft Studio and from the page for the oriental waterfall card I selected a single image and cropped it. It was enlarged and printed off to use as the main topper. Then working with the same image I designed the backing paper by cropping just the area where the characters on the image form a block of four, I shrank this down and then tiled it to fill a whole page forming the backing. The pink 'rope' border was made by cropping just a tiny area of the lady's sash and again tiling this to form the rope.
I matted the backing paper onto black Centura Pearl card stock and did the same with the topper. I then wrapped the rope border around the backing panel and stuck it to a A5 card blank. I added the topper and then framed the topper using self adhesive mini mosaic tiles.
The finishing touches were the die cut fan and the Chinese Character cut from gold mirror card using Tattered Lace dies and the character was stuck onto a scrap of black card stock I had left over.
I am entering this card into the following challenges