Friday, November 21, 2014

Chinese Love

I'm sure I'm not the only one who has little bags in their stash filled with leftover bits from past projects. Earlier this year, I made a large custom order of cards based on my Chinese New Year never-ending card, and ended up with a fair amount of leftover Chinese ephemera and papers. I also pieced this lovely decoupage piece some months ago and never ended up using it, so I was glad to see the Asian Art & Ephemera Challenge at Lunagirl Moonbeams and have a reason to make a card with some of these stash items. I made a Joy Fold card:

The gorgeous front piece is from a Dufex die cut sheet. I popped up each of the layers with foam tape. I matted it onto a light gold paper. To close the card, I used a bird-shaped paperclip.

The pattered papers are all from Graphic 45's Birdsong collection. I used a smaller sheet of the background paper to make the mini-card. The Chinese symbol reads "Love" and was created in SCAL & cut with my Silhouette Cameo.

I cut the flower in black and shiny red with the Wildflower Corner die by Memory Box. The message frame, corner elements, and the good luck character are all from Chinese money envelopes.

I really had fun making this, which ended up being perfect as a birthday card for a friend of mine. Many thanks to Lunagirl Moonbeams for the great inspiration!

Update: This was the random prize winner for the Lunagirl Moonbeams challenge!

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  1. Gorgeous ephemera and I love what you've created with it. Gorgeous card! Thanks for sharing it in my Asian Art & Ephemera challenge! ~ Karen

  2. this is a beautiful and ornate creation! thank you for joining our asian art and ephemera challenge at lunagirl moonbeams! xo from michele of the DT

  3. No, you most certainly are not the only one, Miss CG! Your project is fabulous! Love everything about it - the papers, colors and artwork! hugs, de

  4. This card is absolutely gorgeous. Thanks for sharing at Lunagirl.

  5. Hi CG -- Congratulations, your lovely card just won the drawing in my Asian Art challenge at! When you get a chance, be sure to email me at to claim your prize, $10 shopping credit at I hope you'll play in my next challenge too - the theme is Holiday Children! -- Karen


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