Saturday, 1 February 2014

Happy Chinese New Year

Hello all!

Happy Chinese New Year! ^_^

Oh My God! I can't believe what I just saw. My flip card has made the Top 3 Winners at crafts 4 eternity for the R#160~ Tic Tac Toe challenge. Woo hoo! I made it! This is the first time I've made it to the top 3 on a card challenge blog. I am so happy! Now this is a good start to the year of the horse! I hate to brag about it (as I bet a lot of you out there win challenges all the time) but I am just so excited and had to make a point of it!! Hee hee! So, from now on, this badge will be proudly displayed at the side bar of my blog.
Top 3 winner at Crafts 4 eternity challenge

Well, since it is Chinese New Year today, what about a Chinese new year's card?

No stamping on this card. The tree braches are done by blowing wet paint, through a straw. How many of you remembered this game as a child? Trying to create an image by blowing the paint around. You never know what picture you might end up with! Love it! I use flower punch for the cherry blossoms and hand drew the details. I also used Memory Box Meadow Leaf Die, by Poppy Stamps Craft, to die cut the leaves and then cut each individual leaf out to stick to the branch.

Here is a picture taken from the side.
Two lanterns were cut by free hand out of Japanese Washi paper. These papers are so beautiful! Black card strips were cut for the top and bottom of the lantern and then decorated with Liquid Pearls. Finally, I added the tassels and used 3D foam to prop them up on the card base. Here is a close up look:
The sentiment was typed and printed from my computer. So, what do you think? Hope you like it.
I will also be entering this card in this weeks challenge on crafts 4 eternity: R#161~ Oriental Theme.
Have a good weekend! 


p.s. For those of you from Taiwan or interested in Chinese, a step by step instruction on how to make this card, written by myself, is published in this craft book in Taiwan on October 2013.


  1. First of all, congrats on your challenge win! So awesome, Julie! Your Happy Chinese New Year card is so festive and detailed! AND last but not least, congrats on your pub in Taiwan (wish I could own and read a copy)!! Shin-Nien-Kuai-Le!!

  2. Oh well done on the top three spot Julie.

    Love your card today - really beautifully made with some clever techniques.

    Happy New Year!




  3. Hi Julie

    A really pretty and beautiful card.

    I love the colours.

    Congratulations on your top 3 spot too. Very well deserved.

    Have a good week.

    Love Jules xx

  4. Hi Julie, here are two great tutorials about R. and R. stamping: and Hope this helps :)

  5. Wonderful card Julie! Thanks for playing along at Crafts 4 Eternity this week & congrats on being top 3! :) hugs x


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