Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Bird Song Love and Honor Valentine Card

Chinese New Year is later this week. This is another chance for me to make an Asian card using Graphic 45's Bird Song collection. I think the papers are beautiful and easy to use. The two birds in the picture I chose remind me of LOVE BIRDS, so I stamped the words "Love" and "Honor" to go with the illustration. I designed this card to be a masculine valentine (no pink, lace or hearts).

I used the design I found at Mark's Finest Papers Oriental Sketch Challenge #21:

I used a 3" circle punch to cut the bird picture. I have a few Asian stamps that I've collected since my son and his wife like to decorate with all things Chinese. I stamped the two squares with words from the Technique Tuesday Far East stamp set. I tied black crochet thread around the striped panel. The black doily is glittery, so I matted the two words on black and then gold metallic cardstock. You might be able to see the black glitter and gold shine in this photo:

You can find many Chinese card sentiments with a google search. Here is the Valentine sentiment I chose from a set that included the English translation. This is from Chinese Phrases for Greeting Cards by Hongyang in this pdf file.

I'm sharing this card with the following challenges:
Hiding in My Craft Room #134 - For a loved one
Oriental Sketch Challenge #21 (mfpspeedytv) - Sketch used
Pile It On #4 - Animals
Ruby's Rainbow #71- use a Doily (black Wilton doily)
Sentimental Sundays #191 - Lovey Dovey
Simply Create Too #53 - Valentines or hearts
Stamplorations January Challenge - Feathers (bird pictures) and stamping (Chinese & English words)
Word Art Wednesday #116 - anything goes with uplifting verse


designermc said...

Very pretty and unique card. Thanks for joining us at Hiding in My Craft Room.

Vickie Y said...

Your Oriental card is gorgeous! Love the image! Thank you for playing along with us at MFP Oriental Sketch Challenge.

Debbie said...

Beautiful card!!
So neat that you have both languages in it!!

Diane MoneyGoolsby said...

Hi, Vickie: Your card is so pretty--love your colors and the inside verse. Glad you entered the Simply Create Too "Valentine's Day or Hearts" Challenge #53.

Please come back this coming Friday, 31 Jan, for our new challenge #54.

Simply Create Too Design Team Member

Nonni said...

What a beautiful paper collection! I love the rich colors and the layout of your card. Thanks for joining us at STAMPlorations!

Jane said...

So elegant and beautifully done!
Thanks for playing this week at MFP Oriental Sketch Challenge on STV.

Gerda said...

What a beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at “Simply Create Too”, hope to see you next time again.

DT-Member SCT

Stampsnob said...

Lovely job...........Lis MFP

Cornelia W said...

Beautiful card I also really like your verse at the inside of your card! Great that you found your way to STAMPlorations - I hope you'll play with us in future challenges as well! Hugs, Cornelia

Melanie Rozwood said...

This is very pretty. Thanks for playing at HIMCR.

Sindhu said...

This is such a pretty card! Love the image!
Thanks for playing with us at Sentimental Sundays!

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