Thursday, February 19, 2015

Much Happiness for Chinese New Year!

Today is the first day of Chinese New Year 2015. Here's my card wishing friends around the world much happiness this year!  My son and his wife both love all things Chinese. His best friend of 25 years - since grade school - is from Korea. It was amazing that he married someone who also loved anything Asian. Since Chinese New Year celebration can last 15 days, I hope to share some more Chinese New Year's creations here in the next two weeks.

 I used this week's Oriental Sketch challenge #65 from Mark's Finest Papers Speedy TV. You do have to sign up to see their challenges, but it's painless and  it's fun to see the design team's creations!

The patterned papers are from DCWV "Far East-Mat Stack"(background) and Graphic45 "Birdsong" (right panel). The gold embossing powder is my new favorite for it's fine detail and brilliance from Close To My Heart. The stamps are old: Technique Tuesday's "Far East collection" (dragon) and CTMH "Kanji Phrases."

Thank you for visiting! May God bless you with much happiness this year!

I'm sharing this card with the following challenges:
ABC Challenge - D for Die cuts
Cardz 4 Guyz #58 - Oriental
Clear It Out - theme-holiday (Chinese new year) stash-gold (embossing)
Crafting for All Seasons #96 - dies and/or punches (I used both)
Cuttin' and Stampin' #8 - anything goes (die cut scalloped circle)
Oriental Sketch Challenge #65
The Paper Shelter #191 - Animal Magic (Chinese dragon)


Stampsnob. said...

Wonderful strong colors beautifully put together, and entered in FOSTV MFP.........Lis

Vickie Y said...

What a beautiful Oriental card! Thank you for sharing with us at MFP Oriental Sketch Challenge.

Michelle Kinder said...

Lovely card! Thanks for joining the Cuttin and Stampin challenge

Jane Willis said...

What a brilliant card, perfect of Chinese New Year. I love the way you've picked a background paper that so perfectly matches your stamped dragon. Thanks for sharing with us at Cardz 4 Guyz

Nannieflash said...

Gorgeous card love that image and your colouring. Thanks for joining us at TPS, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Cazro said...

A gorgeous Oriental card, perfect iconic colours with a wonderful dragon. Thanks for sharing with us at Cardz 4 Guyz. Caz

Scrappy Scatty said...

lovely card
Thank you for joining us at The Paper Shelter this time

Joan said...

Lovely card, love the dragon

Thanks for joining in at Cardz4guyz this week


Patty Sue 2 said...

Beautiful job! Thank you for joining the fun at THE PAPER SHELTER. I hope you will play with us again!

Meighan Wheller said...

Fabulous take on the sketch. Love this card, strong colours! Thanks for sharing with us at ABC Challenges. Meighan DT

Barbara Godden said...

Beautiful card, great use of the sketch thanks for playing along with us at Clear it Out Tuesday for the Holiday/gold challenge.

Vannessa said...

Gorgeous card - always love the red, gold and black combo for Chinese New Year cards. Thanks for joining in The Paper Shelter Challenge this time. Hope to see you again.

Hugs, Vannessa

Indy said...

Gorgeous embossing! Thank you so much for sharing at Cuttin' and Stampin'!
Debbie, DT