Today's Card was a fun challenge for me mainly because I am not familiar with Chinese Culture or Design. The challenge over at Friday Mashup was to do a card for the Chinese New Year and I used an interpretation of the sketch from Just Add Ink. WOW! The girls over at Friday Mashup blew this out of the water and I loved every card and wanted to copy them so much so be sure to take a peek. But I decided to think for myself and even though this is lame compared to theirs it was fun to do.
This year is the Chinese New Year of the snake.So I used the NEW template for the Simply Embossing tool and created a "snake like" design in gold embossing powder. I then took a stamp from the Lacy and Lovely Set and embossed it partially to show the swirling paisley which reminded me of some of the fun decorations used on the Lion Head Dragon in a parade. The bleach technique came in handy for color variation and I used Versa Mark and Ink to do the background flowers. Thanks for taking a peak and enjoy your day!