I was asked to create one extra card with Abacus Cover Die. Growing up in Taiwan, I actually had a class that is called "Abacus Class" around Garde 5-6. The Chinese abacus, also known as Sunpan (算盤/算盘, lit. "calculating tray"), is typically 20 cm (8 in) tall and comes in various widths, depending on the operator. It usually has more than seven rods. There are two beads on each rod in the upper deck and five beads each in the bottom one.
The Altenew Abacus Cover Die is not quite the same as the one I used. However, the style and design are truly classy and versatile. Here I turned it into a Christmas/Holiday-themed card.
With the non-traditional color palette, I ink-blended the background. I then die cut with the Cover die on white card stock.
For the glittery beads, I due cut them one piece at a time. Since they are all different, I die-cut one row at a time and would not waste my precious glitter paper.
As for the sentiment. I added the white piece back to its place and stamped.
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