Sunday, January 27, 2013

Chinese New Year (of the Snake) 2013



Friday Mashup  posted this challenge this week and I absolutely LOVED it!
  
It is in celebration of The Chinese New Year - 
The Year of the Snake which starts on February 10th. 

 I learned the technique of making paper lanterns from doing this challenge. 

 I do not own a crimper. 
 Remember I live WAY out in the country,  about
 100 plus mile round trip
 from the nearest craft store.

 And I just started card making in
 October of 2012 so my inventory of such items is pretty non existent.
 That being said, I pondered the problem of the lantern for a few seconds and had one of those
 eureka moments when I looked down at my handy dandy
  Scor-Pal.  
I simply scored the CIRCLE  of 
white craft paper,
 turned it over and
 inked it a with a Color Box Gold Brush Pad.
  Not too shabby.
  New technique!!! 
Yeah!  I can do this on a limited budget, I really can!!!

I dry embossed the "background" paper with 
Nathanie's Penwork Cuttlebug folder from Cricut
and lightly stamped and distressed it with the same Gold Color Box ink.

The top and bottom of the lantern were scrap strips in my box.

-The sentiment I found on line searching for
Chinese Horoscope signs,
knowing it was the Year of the Snake
(thanks to the great write up about the tradition on Friday Mashup's site).
I printed out one of the symbols on red cardstock, used an embossing pen, and some gold embossing powder to finish it.
I tried to glitter it black and it just didn't work for me -
the glitter kept falling off.


So I gave up, scraped the remainder and started over again.

I made the tassel out of some
 blended thread that my Mom had given me,
 a gold "brad,"
 a red ribbon and attached everything together with double sided tape.

I mounted the sentiment to give it a little added dimension.


The 2013 stickers I found at Dollar Tree.
They wouldn't stick to the
Dry Embossing so
 I had to give them a little help by adding some Sticky Glue.

This is one of those fun cards to make
it just pope out at you.
Plus I learned all about the Chinese New year
and
enjoyed a history lesson in the process.

It's all Good!!!

Challenges I am entering in this card are:

Simon Says Stamp - Paper Piercing :)
Tsunami Rose Anything Goes
Bunny Zoe's - Anything Goes

Paper Pretties - Try a New Technique
psst....
I'm waiting for my
5 new digis for
Winning one of their challenges!

I'm a happy stamper!!!)
But they don't have a Badge for me, sniff, sniff....
Oh well, I'm gonna love the digis!!!

Word Art Wednesday - Challenge #64 - Anything Goes
and we're adding on:
(Thanks for sending me an invitation to join in.
My first visit and first chalenge.  Great Site !!!)

Clear It Out - Theme: Circles and Stash: Anything Goes
They also have a DT Cal for all ya'll interested.
I know I'm going to apply.

Love To Create - Three Favorite Colors
and I've come to the conclusion after doing this challenge that I'm not ure i
really have a favorite)
I just LOVE all colors
They also have a DT Cal

Inky Impressions - Celebrate

Top Tip Tuesday -Lavishly Luscious Layers

Papertake Tie Up Your Loose Ends (a bow)

Aud Sentiments Bingo
(I went straight across the middle
"Happy" - Embossing and used the tassel as my charm

Penny's Paper Crafty #111 Embossing (wet or dry)

Friends of Speedy TV
Creative Uses for Ribbon (I believe making tassels applys perfectly :)

Fussy and Fancy #81 - Circles
(who would have ever thought your could make such beautiful lanterns out of white cardstock circles?)

Top Tip Tuesday - Layers
http://toptiptuesday.blogspot.com/2013/01/challenge-94-lavishly-luscious-layers_29.html

Fab'n'Funky
Challenge 155 - Favorite Colour Combo


Come and Get It Challenges - Tic Tac Toe (I'm straight up the middle - Embossing, free & Red)

Challenges 4 Everybody - #12 - Anything Goes

Have a Blessed Sunday! 


Come Back Soon


43 comments:

  1. fab card, love the design
    thanks for playing with us at fussy and fancy
    hugs
    céline

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  2. This is really cool, Trudy. It's different and unique, and shows your own style in the specific talents God has blessed you with, and I'm SO grateful to have you share this with us in our challenge. I love seeing original art, and this is such a blessing. I hope you will come back and fellowship with us again soon and share more of our beautiful art. May God bless your week, and show you His love and goodness.
    Karen
    Word Art Wednesday
    www.karen-mycuprunnethover.blogspot.com - my blog

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  3. A lovely card. It is perfect for the Chinese New Year. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

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  4. WOW!! This is wonderful Trudy, I really love the design and the way you have made the Chinese lantern is brilliant. The colours and details are fabulous too.
    Thank you for taking part in the Fab 'n' Funky Challenge this week
    Sue

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  5. Trudy,
    Such a lovely card, red and gold is always a crowd pleaser.
    Thank you for joining us at Word Art Wednesday.
    Carole Robb Bisson
    The Blessing of the LORD be Upon You!

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  6. I love your composition and color choices. Thank you for joining us over at love to create challenges this week.
    Amanda LTCDT

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  7. Beautiful Trudy!! Very striking with your color choices! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Love to Create Challenges.
    hug's
    Jacki LTC admin/owner

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  8. Gorgeous card! Thank you for joining us this week at Love to Create Challenge Blog.
    Ruza, LTC DT

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  9. Great bow :) Thanks for playing along with us at PTW - Good luck.

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  10. What a beautiful card! Love the lantern and the colours! Thank you for joining us this week at Fab'n'Funky!

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  11. Great job working with the tools you have! Love the lantern, gold, ribbon and tassel! Thanks for joining the Friday Mashup this week.

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  13. Totally cool card!! Thanks for participating in our PENNY'S PAPER-CRAFTY challenge!!

    ~DEANNE~

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  14. COOL CARD!!!.... Love the colors! Thanks for joining us in our Challenge :))
    ~Rhonda TRD DTL

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  15. Great card! Lovely design!

    Thank you for sharing this with us at Aud Sentiments!

    Mel xx

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  16. This is so very pretty. I love the embossing. Thanks for playing Tic-Tac-Toe with us at Come and Get It.
    Karal GDT

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  17. This is a fab celebration card for the chinese new year. However you have not backlinked to the Inky Impressions and will not be in the run for a prize if you dont hurry.Hope to see you back for anew challenge tomorrow. Bettina xx

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    2. Thank you ever so much for telling me. Apparently 2/3 of my blog just disappeared. It is now linked. Thank you again, this is too much work to have something like that happen!!!

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  18. Great card - love the design and the way you've put it together.

    Thanks for joining us at Penny's.

    Helen x

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  19. Fabulous card ...Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky this week.
    Wendy xx

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  20. Great card! You did such a wonderful job and I love how you've improvised with the technique. Thanks for joining us at The Friday Mashup this week.

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  21. Fabulous card - love how you have used the embossing folder with the red and hits of gold. Great use of your supplies and you card turned out wonderful. Thanks for sharing with us this week at Come and Get It. Good luck and hope to see you again soon. Meighan

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  22. Love your card. Really different.
    Annette
    Netty's Cards
    Proud to design for Top Tip Tuesday.
    xx

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  23. wow fantastic card, perfect for Chinese new year and a touch of genius with the scor pal...thanks for joining in with our Bunny Zoe's Crafts monthly challenge, I hope you will join in next months too
    Mina xxx

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