Happy Lunar New Year

Happy Lunar New Year

This card is going to one of my best friends. The inspiration for this card just struck me while I was thinking about something completely different. Lunar New year is in February 16th this year and we are entering the year of the Dog. Unfortunately, my stamp collection is just a little limited but I knew I could pull something off.

Materials

  • Red card stock, 10 inches by 7 inches
  • Black designer paper, mine has gold treatment which really made the card for me, 4 1/4 inch by 6 1/4 inches
  • White cardstock, scraps are fine as long as you can get some circles out of it
  • Gold embossing powder
  • Red embossing powder
  • Versamark

Tools

  • Circle cut die or circle punches
  • Acrylic blocks
  • Flower stamps
  • Versamark pen

1. Fold your 10 inch by 7 inch cardstock in half. You can score this at 5 inches and then fold for a cleaner fold. Set to the side.

2. I wanted to have paper lanterns on my card so I used my circle paper punches I picked up from Joann to make them. On your scrap white paper stamp your flowers in any formation you like that fits inside your circle punch. To get that gold outline you see I used a pen I got from a Letter It kit. I traced halfway around the circle, dipped it in the gold embossing powder, heat set it, then did the other half.

3. Glue your circles to your treated paper.. Any formation works as long as you like the way it looks.

4. Stamp a sentiment to a small piece of paper using the Versamark. I wanted to say Happy Lunar New Year but pieceing together those words would have taken up too much space on my card so I decided to use "Celebrate" instead. While the ink is still wet sprinkle gold embossing powder over it. Using a heat gun, warm it up until the powder melts. You should have a beautiful gold sentiment of your stamp.

5. Glue your sentiment down then glue your black and gold treated paper to your red card base. Your card is done. 

 

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