Friday, 25 January 2013

Oriental Mash...

Hi there,

This week's Friday Mashup challenge is an interesting one, brought to us by Heidi...

So here is the "Mashup" Challenge:
  1. Make a project with a "Chinese New Year (Year of the Snake) Theme".
  2. Or Make a project using the "Paper Lantern Technique".
  3. Or "Mash it Up" and create a project for the "Chinese New Year featuring the Paper Lantern Technique".

Ok, so this one had me scratching my head for a while..! I tried one idea and it looked rubbish, so in the end I reached for an old set from Stampin Up (I think my Mum got me this from Australia years ago) that I haven't been able to part with called Eastern Influences - I thought it was perfect for this theme...

I stamped the Real Red background repeatedly with the Beautiful Chinese character stamp with Real Red ink, then layered a black panel over the top that I had stamped and embossed in gold EP using the flourish from Everything Eleanor. The 'lantern' was created by stamping the flower on watercolour card with stazon ten colouring with inkpads and an aquabrush. I punched this out with a 2 1/2" circle punch and ran it through my crimper, sponging around the edge with Crumb Cake ink. I added a sparkly top to the lantern using Champagne glimmer paper and the ticket punch, then added a bow with black taffeta ribbon. The sentiment is from a Sale-a-Bration set - Vintage Verses - I embossed it on brushed gold using black EP and cut out with a craft knife and folded it into a banner shape.

The Friday Mashup team have created some fab inspiration using this technique/theme challenge this week so make sure you check them out!

Thanks for stopping by...

x Amy x


  1. Such an elegant oriental card Amy! Love how you stamped the background with Chinese symbols. You did a great job with the sentiment and coloring the flower.
    Hugs ;)

  2. Красота! Очень понравилась открыточка!

  3. Wow, you hit so many wonderful elements with this card! The gold brads, the background, gold trim on the lantern, and flower. Beautiful!

  4. Wonderful card, Amy. I love the colouring and how you cut the sentiment out.

  5. Fab card! All your little oriental touches look terrific.

  6. This is stunning! The colors are so great, and the flower is colored beautifully on your lantern. I love the added sparkle of the glimmer paper and gold brads!