Sunday, January 30, 2011

Rabbit Chinese New Year Card

Rabbit Chinese New Year card - Front
Made this Chinese New Year card in last minute for a best friend. It is a simple card and no embellishments used.

Card Positioning System (CPS) Card Sketches CPS 202
This card layout is inspirational from Card Positioning System (CPS) Card Sketches CPS 202 sketch/challenge as shown.

As the custom color for Chinese New Year is red, this card is no exceptional. This year Chinese New Year is the Year of the Rabbit. Thus, rabbit is used in this card.

Close-up : Rabbit in the center circle
The rabbit from Studio G Series 29 VC0008 is stamped on a red cardstock and trimmed circle. Then the edge fof the circle is distressed with some gold ink.

Close-up : Message "Gong Xi" on the left circle
The message on the left circle is "Gong Xi" and the message on the right circle is "Fa Chai". It is a message, "Gong Xi Fa Chai" which is a greeting use during Chinese New Year between people to greet and congratulate each other. It is loosely translates to "congratulations and be prosperous". The messages are printed using printer onto cardstock. These circles has been distressed with some gold ink as well.
Close-up : Message "Fa Chai" on the right circle

Close-up : Layers of cardstocks
The circles are attached onto a gold shimmering cardstock and later onto a red shimmering cardstock. Finally, it is attached onto a red card.

Theme : Rabbit and Red
Title : Gong Xi Fa Chai
Size : 12.7cm x 19.05cm or 5" x 7.5"

If you would like to have a similar design of these items or individual item, please e-mail us at msgkeeper@gmail.com for order. Please do include the color or theme you prefer, purpose of the item(s) (farewell, retirement, birthday and etc) and message (if any).

This card is entering the challenge(s) organized by :

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Birdie Wedding Wishes

Birdie Wedding Wishes card - Front
This card is made for an old friend wedding. We know each other since primary school and coincidentally, his wife and me work in the same company. However, I cannot attend their wedding dinner tonight due to unforeseeable circumstances.

Card Patterns 97 sketch
This card layout is inspirational from Card Patterns 97 sketch/challenge as shown above but did not manage to enter the challenge in time.


Close-up : The birds
For this card, masking technique is used as the branch with birds on it from Hero Arts CL439 Kiss from the Sun has too many birds. Since this is a wedding wishes card, only two birds are needed to represent the couple. Thus, the two birds on the right and the first bird on the left are being masked off from the branch. The first bird on the left is masked off as it would be nicer to have the bird looking at his partner. Thus, the stand alone bird on the stamp set is used to replace the original bird standing on the branch.


Close-up : The distressed circle
A 3" white base circle is used to stamp the branch and birds. Then, the white circle is distressed with petal pink and opera pink inks using sponge before coloring the branch and birds with markers. Two yellow heart shaped gems are placed on top and in between the two birds.
Close-up : The heart shaped yellow gems


Close-up : The birdhouse
A wood element from Hero Arts CL266 Mix & Match Elements is stamped on a white cardstock in jumbo java ink. The birdhouse from Hero Arts CL439 Kiss from the Sun is stamped on top of the wood element in black ink. It is trimmed after colored with markers. Another birdhouse is stamped on the circle under the branch. A string is tied from the branch to the birdhouse to make the hanging effect. A knot is purposely made to make the tying effect from the branch. The trimmed birdhouse is attached onto the stamped birdhouse on the circle using pop dots. A pink shinning heart shaped sticker is attached onto the bird hole. This birdhouse is just nice representing the new lovely home or family that the groom and bride going to start.


Close-up : The "Heartfelt Wishes" message
The message "Heartfelt Wishes" from Hero Arts CL272 All Occasion Messages is stamped in curvy below the birdhouse.


Close-up : Stamped yellow square
As for the four little squares, a yellow cardstock is stamped with the leave images from Hero Arts CL138 Bird Branch Alphabet in various direction in opera pink ink. Then, it is trimmed into four (4) 2" x 2" little squares and rounded the corners.

The four (4) little squares are then attached onto a 4.5" x 4.5" rounded corners rose patterned cardstock. It is then attached on top of a red square folded card. The circle is attached on the center of the card.

Theme : Bird and Wedding Wishes
Title : Heartfelt Wishes
Size : 13.97cm x 13.97cm or 5.5" x 5.5"

If you would like to have a similar design of these items or individual item, please e-mail us at msgkeeper@gmail.com for order. Please do include the color or theme you prefer, purpose of the item(s) (farewell, retirement, birthday and etc) and message (if any).

This card is entering the challenge(s) organized by :
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