Friday, August 12, 2011

DCM 'So Kawaii!'

This week is Leo's turn at Daring Cardmakers to set our dare. Leo loves anything kawaii so this week she has asked us to travel to Japan to get our inspiration and create a card that is

'so kawaii'

Kawaii means anything that is loveable, hug-able and basically cute! Think Hello kitty and food with smiley faces. Most of the colours in kawaii are sugary, fun and bright so I want to see a little fun bright pop colour too. If you're totally stumped this week, check out my favourite kawaii blog for some super cute inspiration,

I ended up making two cards this week..

I pulled this image off t'internet of a pair of cute kawaii cherries. I wanted the cherries to stand out so started with kraft cardstock and just added a strip of colour to the top of my card. I even managed to squeeze in some green washi tape underneath the seam binding.

The papers I used were from Sassafras and had this cute little owl image on one of the sheets. I decided to cut this out and use it on another card. Okay, so this card isn't exactly full of bright vibrant colours but I love how it turned out. Again, I squeeze a few strips of purple washi tape underneath the owl.

Don't forget to check out my teamies creations to get your inspiration flowing.

Supplies used:
Cardstock - Sassafras
Ribbons - Seam binding and button twine from the ribbon reel
Flowers - Pale pink cherry blossom from the ribbon reel
Stamps - WMS Say It Loud Stamps
Other - Washi tape, button, paper doily from stash, Journalling tag from Sassafras



Lythan said...

These cards are indeed supercute Keilly! I adore those smiling cherries and am still in awe of your way with ribbon!

Leo said...

Sooo cute! Those little ribbon embellies are lush!
xx Leo

Dolly Mixtures said...

Love your little owl pretty with the pastel shades.

Sharon (glitterangel) said...

Love them both! That little owl is really sweet and the ribbon is gorgeous. Sharon x

purple_pea_fran said...

Gorgeous cards Keilly! Love those colours on the owl card Fran x

Samm said...

These are so cute! Gorgeous little cherries :)