Hey there everyone who is hopping by as part of the Club Anya Blog Hop. My Anya post for tonight does not really fit one of the judged categories but I had this little project in mind for a co-worker's girlfriend's birthday. She's a crafty person too and I am fairly certain she will like this! A departure for me - it is not a card!
Geisha Anya adorns a little gift bag I cut out with my Cricut Expression. Even the panels were cut with my Cricut. I played around with the Cricut Design Studio software to manipulate the images to just the size I wanted and presto....there you have it. A cute little gift bag. If anyone would like to have the cut file, drop me a line and I will find a way to share it with you!
The papers are all CTMH (don't you think they look GREAT with Geisha Anya?) as are the inks. Geisha Anya's hair is a separate layer, inked with Versamark and heat embossed with black embossing powder. A little white gel pen was used to redraw her hair-lines. Her face was coloured with watercolour pencils. The kanji symbol and english phrase I thought went just perfectly with Geisha Anya.
The brads serve a structural as well as decorative purpose. I don't trust just adhesive tape runner to keep my bags together so I decided to toss on a few strategically placed brads for extra security.
Recipe: Cricut Cartridges: Accent Essentials (Panels) and Tags, Bags, Boxes and More (Bag)
Paper and Ink: Close To My Heart Unforgettable Paper Pack and Co-ordinating Inks
Stamps: The Greeting Farm Digital Geisha Anya, CTMH Wisdom Stamp Set
Embellishments: White Brads