Saturday, January 7, 2012

Gung Hei Fat Choi!

Happy Chinese New Year!  As you all know from my previous post, Chinese New Year is on January 23, 2012.  This is the year of the dragon.  I made these Chinese New Year Cards to give to my parents and my siblings.  My youngest DS has asked for a card as well.  I am going to make his special and will post that at a later date.

I used my Dreamweaver Stencil and applied embossing paste all over the stencil.  Gently lift your stencil up and apply glitter all over.  I then spray varnished – gave it 3 coats so that my glitter won’t rub off and let dry over night. 
 I had wanted to add some other Chinese elements such as a Chinese coin, but only had one (in fact my oldest DS gave his up for my cards) and I couldn’t bring myself to use it – although, I may add it as an element to his special card.  I would have gone back to my local stamp store, but seeing that I had already been there twice, I thought I should stay put and see if I could find something else to use.  They would have thought that I was crazy!
 So instead, I added the rhinestones to the eyes to give it a more fiercer look and in two instances, I used brads just to see what it would like.

I made different colour variations.
This one has got to be my favourite one – even though black, ivory and gold are not the traditional colours for Chinese New Year.  But oh well, you can’t win them all.
 What do you do when you don’t have Chinese DS paper to use?  Well, I used some of my old DS paper that was not being used like the picture below, and stamped it using my Chinese Calligraphy stamp.
 I hope you have enjoyed this post as much as I had fun creating the cards!

Stamps:    All Night Media – Chinese Calligraphy

Ink:           Gold Embossing Ink, Real Red and Basic Black

Paper:      Black, Very Vanilla, Red Shimmer

Accessories:      Dreamweaver Dragon Stencil, Embossing Paste, Fine Glitter, Brads, Rhinestones
Thanks for stopping by!  I would love to hear your comments as to which one you prefer!  ~ Pat

1 comment:

kathi17 said...

I'm glad I came over from the SCS gallery, these cards are so beautiful! I hope you have a wonderful New Year!