Thursday, 1 December 2016

Mizuhiki Reindeer


     Welcome to a new challenge for CraftyHazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge, it just had to be a Christmas card today didn't it. Our challenege is for anything made with patterned paper so you don't have to make a card to join in, it could be a gift bag, box or decoration.
     This red nosed reindeer is made from Mizuhiki cord, which is Japanese paper cord, it's thin so easily knotted as long as you don't get a kink in it. This is a traditional knot with a twist, the ends are curled to form antlers and the bottom loop is opened up to form his face. With the addition of a small red pompom and a couple of woggly eyes he is complete.
     He is mounted on a matt gold layer with corner detail over e red layer before going on to a holly print backing paper. The holly print is on another layer of matt gold before going on a green card blank. The greeting is a small peel off on red card mounted on foam pads.
     Come and join us with your patterned paper creations, the challenge runs all month and we'd love to see what you make.
     Here's a little note about Mizuhiki cord....
Mizuhiki plays an important role in Japanese culture as a symbol of affection, warmth, and togetherness. Made from washi, or Japanese paper, Mizuhiki is a colorful twine that is tied in knots to decorate gifts.



I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Christmas Card Challenge - Anything Goes
The Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes (optional Christmas paper)

2 comments:

  1. How very creative! It looks fantastic! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Christmas Card Challenges.

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  2. Very creative! Love it!
    Thanks for entering our Christmas Cards Challenge and good luck!
    Monica - CCC DT

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