Tuesday, April 19, 2011

The Art of Fan Making

Today's Gingersnap Creations Design Team art involves fans as we continue our voyage to the Far East.  I used more of my Washi papers and another Gecko Galz image to create my card.


Please visit the GC blog to see what the rest of the Gingersnap Creations design team has made to inspire your creativity. You have until May 15 to link your fan project to our Random Redhead Challenge GC99. 
All the details are over at Gingersnap Creations.  Ten Ginger Gems will be chosen as well as a Home Page Artist. 

I want to give a shout out to the ladies at Prairie Art Stamps in Springfield, IL where I got my supplies.  They introduced me to Washi papers and also sold me a foam/cardboard set to make my  fan.  I used my new Martha Stewart score pal to make the creases/folds in the mini fan.  (Have you seen Petra's tutorial on the GC blog on accordian fan folding?)

I used DCWV dark green cardstock for the card base.  All my stamper friends will gasp, but I actually dug out some ancient gold stickers for the letters.

23 comments:

Sharon said...

FANtastic creation!!!! Seriousuly that is just gorgeous!

craftattack said...

Very striking and elegant card! Valerie

Gerrie Johnnic said...

So beautiful and cr8tive!

Gerri Herbst said...

Such a wonderful piece. Love the image and your color selection. Makes me dream of faraway places.take care, gerri

Yvonne said...

Gorgeous asian piece!! with matching music, wonderful!

Terry said...

Such a beautiful fan! The colors are so rich and elegant! Love this fan!

Lynn Stevens said...

Lovely Asian card Helene.
Have a great family reunion!
hugs Lynn

stampdiva said...

I agree with everything Terry mentions about your fan. Really is an elegant piece of art.
Wishes
Lynne

JeanFB said...

This is so gorgeous! I love the papers and the handmade fan.

Willy said...

Wonderful piece!

Heather said...

Beautiful Fan Helene! Thank you for visiting my blog :-)

Cool papers...How fun...the Far East! I enjoy seeing all your new creations! Hugs!

AJ said...

i love it. delightful creation, so vibrant and reminds me of japan...

Shelly Schmidt said...

Fabulous! Very pretty papers- and I love the fan! Have a great reunion!

Michele said...

this is really awesome. fabulous gold and red combo too. xo

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Hi Helene,
beautiful and elegant card!!TFS.
Thanks for entering my giveaway and for posting on your SB.Good luck to you.
Have a wonderful day.
XO Marie

Jules said...

Breathtakingly beautiful

Jack said...

Wow what a fabulous card. Love the rich colours, it certainly has a luxury feel about it. Love the music too.
Jack xx

1CardCreator said...

Gorgeous, I love the large fan and your music to go with it.

trisha too said...

Really pretty--you're all with the theme, too, with the music! What a great touch!

Netty said...

This card is so beautiful and great music..... Annette x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, that's fabulous, love the colours.

Nancy said...

wowza! LOVE that fan embellishment!!!!

Shar said...

Beautifully done! Lovely piece!

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