WOW, was this a tough challenge?!? I'm not very pleased with how this turned out but it's still good to step outside my safety zone once in a while! At MY SHERI CRAFTS blog, we could do either Chinese New Year or an Asian themed project. I chose more of an Asian route. I started with a white card base and then added a black border on top. The next piece was inked using my Cuttlebug. I used the Cuttlebug Oriental Weave 5" x 7" folder included in my Asian Bundle. I dabbed my Momento Rhubard Stalk ink pad all over it and then smoothed with my brayer to take out any globs. Then I ran through the Cuttlebug and it gave a nicely patterened color wash to the debossed areas of the paper.
Next, I embossed a Spellbinders Metal Sheet with Cuttlebug Kimiko 5" x 7" folder (also in that bundle). I trimmed around the geisha and then sanded the embossed areas with my Tim Holtz sanding block to slightly reveal some of the silver metal beneath.
The kanji means "LOVE" and I used Cricut Pagoda cartridge to cut out of black cardstock. I hope you will try this challenge with us and see what you can come up with!