Sunday 22 August 2021

Banzai Bonsai


This was a special order for an anniversary card.  Her husband is a fan of the Cobra Kai television series.  Banzai means 10000 years of long life well that was the Wikipedia definition anyway!

I used this Memory Box Wooden Alphabet to spell out the sentiment and it had the added bonus of grounding the bonsai tree.  I cut it from Kraft card stock and distressed it slightly to bring out the lovely wooden texture.

The Spellbinders Bonsai Tree is very intricate and more than a little tricky to cut until I remembered the wax paper trick - place a piece of wax paper between the die and the card stock and it comes out cleanly without tearing or warping - then it's just a matter of peeling the wax paper off the image.

Shopping our Stash #452 has the prompt - "Wood You Believe";  
Cardz 4 Galz Challenge #153 has the prompt Texture;
The Alphabet Challenge Blog has the prompt "J is for Just One Word";
NBUS Challenge #29 - The alphabet and bonsai were both NBUS;
I'd also like to enter the Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes with Dies Challenge for August.

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  1. What a fun card and I love the wooden-y letters and that bonsai tree die! So cool! Thanks for joining the fun at Shopping Our Stash!

  2. I love the little tree and it's a useful tip with the wax paper. Thanks for joining in our challenge at Cardz 4 Galz Dawn S DT

  3. Fabulous card and I'm sure it was appreciated.

    Thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 Galz.

    Helen x

  4. A cool bespoke card. Thanks for joining in our challenge at Alphabet Challenges. We love to see you visit us. Hugs Caz. DT.

  5. Ohhhhhh very awesome!!! Love the easel card!
    Thanks so much for playing along with the "Wood You Believe" challenge at SHOPPING OUR STASH! We hope you will come back and play often!

  6. oh wow i love literally EVERTHYING about this beautiful, special, totally personal card! i am sure the recipients will treasure it! thanks for SHOPPING YOUR (wood!) STASH with us this time!♥

  7. Love this! What an awesome card. Thanks for sharing at Happy Little Stampers!


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