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Year of the Rat – 2020


Hi Everyone! I’m sharing the card that I made this year, for the year of the Rat, for all of my Chinese friends and fellow co-workers. I couldn’t resist this adorable little mouse from Mouse Bites (Jaded Blossom). For me it is a very special year, since I myself am a Metal Rat! YAY! I wish for everyone to have a healthy, prosperous and very happy year ahead!

Just showing a few here. I made 12 of them in total.  Decided to keep the design for this card very simple this year. There is also a little rat on the inside of the card as well. I used Google Translate to enter my sentiments on the inside.

My friends tell me that gold and red are very important in the Chinese culture. So this year, I used Red – Recollections Christmas cards for my base and then multiple stamps from Jaded Blossom for the main images and sentiments. Using my MISTI to get a nice clean image, I stamped the images with VersaMark and then embossed with Ranger Super Fine Detail Embossing Powder – Gold. Then I used a Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool to heat up the embossing powder. The final result is what you see above.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Mouse Bites (Jaded Blossom)

Sentiments: Chinese New Year (Jaded Blossom) – Retired Stamp

Paper: Recollections – Christmas Cards and Envelopes Set

Ink: VersaMark

Embossing Powder: Ranger – Super Fine Detail – Gold

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool

Hope you like it and have a great year!

 

Year of the Pig 2019


Hi There,

Happy Chinese New Year! It’s the year of the pig and to celebrate it this year I made all of my friends and a few co-workers a special card! 12 of them in total this year.

For the front of the card I used Polkadoodles Piggy 1 from their Work & Play10 Country Life – Digital Craft Collection. I created the sentiment using WordArt in Microsoft Word.

Here is a close-up of one card.

This is a close-up of the little pig.

 

On the inside I used my MISTI (Most Incredible Stamping Tool) and stamped the sentiments using Versa Fine – Onyx Black and Ranger – Clear Super Fine Detail embossing powder using Craftin Desert Diva’s Dragon Festival Stamps.

Dragon boat is also from the same stamp set. Little pig is from Lawn Fawn LF-1595 – Hay There!

This is a close-up of the dragon boat and little pig.

All images were stamped onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card using Memento – Tuxedo Black ink and then coloured in with Copic markers.

They loved them and I hope you do too!

Copic Markers Used:

Pig: R000, R00, R01, R02, RV10, RV11, C1, R17, R20

Dragon: R39, R29, R27, R24, R17, E15, Y28, Y26, Y24

Border around die cut: Sharpie – Gold Medium Point – Water Based Paint

Die Cut: Your Next Stamp – Stitched Rectangle Die Set (YNSD214), Lawn Fawn LF1596 – Hay There

 

 

Chinese New Year 2018 – Year of the Dog


Hi There,

Sharing a card that I made for all of my Chinese friends and co-workers this year. Unfortunately, the camera didn’t co-operate with me very well for taking the pictures of the card!!! I can see myself in the reflection!!! LOL!

 

For the front I used my Cricut Explore and Cricut Design Space to cut out the images for the sentiments. Compliments of CraftDirect free SVG file.

The dog is from Cricut Cartridge – A Quilted Christmas. I just trimmed off the ball in Cricut Design Space using the Slice tool before executing the actual cut using my Cricut Explore.

The lanterns were done using Craftin Desert Divas – Dragon Festival clear stamps, Versa Mark ink and Ranger Super Fine Gold Embossing powder.

On the inside of the card, I used Craftin Desert Divas – Dragon Festival clear stamps, Versa Mark ink and Ranger Super Fine Gold Embossing powder for the dragon and Recollections Valentine’s Day Clear Stamps and Die.

Sentiments – Craftin Desert Divas – Dragon Festival stamp set.

Happy Chinese New Year Everyone! Wishing you all joy, luck, good fortune and good health!!

Year of the Rooster – 2017


Happy Chinese New Year 2017!

Sharing the card that I made for some friends and co-workers this year.

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Inside:

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To create this card I imported the image from: Cricut Cartridge – Wall Decor and More: Rooster #M4683B and  #M41A33.

I uploaded the images into Cricut Design Space and then cut with my Cricut Explore.

I used a mixture of stamps from Jaded Blossom (Chinese New Year) and Craftin Desert Diva’s (Dragon Festival) for the front and inside of the card.

Stamped using Versamark and Ranger Super Fine Gold Embossing powder.

Hope you like it!

 

Chinese New Year 2016


Back to share my cards for Chinese New Year 2016.

I know I’m running a little late. I’m glad it goes for a whole month. LOL!

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Used 2 types of paper for the fronts. The mirrored gold paper, unfortunately shows everything. But I still liked it.

Using Cricut Design space, I uploaded Marjorie Ann Designs \ Kristi w. Designs – Gone Bananas. All of the monkeys are from this pattern.

I created the type with Cricut Font – 3 Birds – Life’s a Party Cartridge.

I thought the little monkey face would go great in place of the “o” and the other little monkey replacing the “0” in 2016.

For the eyes, I used Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen.

For the inside, I brought the wording into Microsoft Word and then pasted it 10 times on the paper before printing it out.

Then I used the cutting die from My Creative Time – Stitched Rectangular Frame Dies and More to frame the sentiment.

Lastly, I went around each frame with Sharpie – Medium Point Gold Water based paint.

I make 8 cards in total. There were a lot of little pieces and it took a long time, but I’m very happy on how they turned out.

Hope you are too!

Happy Chinese New Year


Hi There,

Happy Chinese New Year! Here is the card I made for my friends this year to help them celebrate the Year of the Sheep.

Year of the Sheep

I just love the way it turned out.

To make this card I cut out all of the images using my Cricut Explore and printed out the heading “Year of the” with my printer.

Cartridges I used were:

Lamb – Animal Kingdon

Lettering  and Pattern behind numbers – Creative Memories ‘Tis The Season – Flower Monogram

Numbers –  A Child’s Year

Cardstock – Yellow, Red, Off-white, white and Gold

Cuttlebug Embossing Folder – D’Vine Swirls for the sheep’s body and head.

Face stamp from – Peachy Keen PK-440 Cute & Cuddly Face Assortment.