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).
Monday, October 25, 2010
PTI blog hop - holiday
Posted by DF at 15:55
Labels: BB: retro, flourishes, LLcircles, New Year
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I like this! Don't think it needs anything! Lovely colors. Simple but elegant.ReplyDelete
No No, doesn't need anything! Pull that beautiful bow up onto the card a wee bit more, pull the medallion (which is so right for the card) up as well... move the ribbon and the medallion a tad to the right... things might appear a bit more central if you do that. If it's all glued down and not moveable, leave it be; the red and gold paper is too pretty to hide!ReplyDelete
This is very beautiful & perfect -- doesn't need anything else -- LOVE it!!!ReplyDelete
Simple is beautiful! Love the way the colors took this card.ReplyDelete
Oh the colors and design on this are fabulous! Love that ribbon and the rich red paper...love how you used Background Basics: Retro, too!ReplyDelete
I really like the sentiment with the subtle image in the background.ReplyDelete
Absolutely gorgeous! Love the red and gold.ReplyDelete
Beautiful! Love the color combinations and that pretty ribbon!ReplyDelete
This is so perfect for Chinese new year! love the embossed strips, well done!ReplyDelete
This is beautiful. I like the ribbon down the side. That looks really cool.ReplyDelete
Anna, I really don't think your card needs anything else. It is beautiful. I love the washi paper and your colour palette. Lovely.ReplyDelete
I think this is perfect just the way it is! The gold embossed BB:Retro ROCKS!!!ReplyDelete
Absolutely fantastic!!!! I think it's beautiful!ReplyDelete
LOVE the red paper! It is DIVINE! LOVE the ribbon and the sentiment. If you think it needs something more to the right, just move the sentiment a TINY bit! Honestly I think it's FAB as is!ReplyDelete
Perfect just the way it is! So pretty!ReplyDelete
Great ribbon and bling! Great job with the PTI challenge.ReplyDelete
It's a good life!
This card is wonderful. It needs nothing more as the color takes center stage this way. How sweet to celebrate Chinese New Year! Great take on the Hop and well done!ReplyDelete
Very nice! I think it looks great just the way it is too.ReplyDelete
Beautiful card. I think it is balanced just right and does not need anything else added to it.ReplyDelete
Beautiful card. I really liked the sentiment circle and how your accented it.ReplyDelete
Very pretty! Love your combination of stamps. An it is beautiful as it is!!ReplyDelete
I'm in agreement with everyone- this is JUST RIGHT!!! :) Your friend will love it!ReplyDelete
Anna, so nice of you to drop by my blog and leave a comment~this really gives me a chance to venture out in BlogLand and visit new friends. Love your card ~ not need to add anything else either :o)ReplyDelete