This month's theme was to create a card for a winter holiday that is not Christmas, in order to celebrate diversity. I chose to do a card for Chinese New Year for a dear friend.
I used a red panel, as the colour red is thought to ward off bad luck. The paper has flecks of gold and silver and looks very festive. I embossed an image from BB: Retro with gold powder as this sort of reminded me of lanterns, and the colour gold also plays prominently in the festivities, and symbolizes posterity.
Looking at it now it looks like the layout needs something in the right side - will have to address that.
I die cut shapes for the sentiment in cream and fine linen, stamped a flourish in versamark, sponged some distress ink on the outer cream die cut to soften, and popped the whole thing up on dimensionals. I'm excited to send this one out!
Enjoy the rest of the hop!
Supplies - Stamps; Background Basics: Retro, Giga Guidelines, Fancy Flourishes (PTI), Paper; Fine Linen and cream (PTI), Japanese PP (Paper Ya, Vancouver), Ink; Versamark, Black, Antique linen (Tim Holtz), Other - Tie die ribbon (Paper Ya, Vancouver), Limitless Layers dies (PTI), gold embossing powder, dimensionals (SU).