Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Tuesday Throwdown-Embossing (wet, dry or paste)

The challenge at Tuesday Throwdown this week is Embossing (wet, dry or paste).  Our Sponsor for the challenge is Avery Elle.

 Chinese New Year this year begins Feb 19th, and it is the year of the Sheep.  My daughter lives in China, so when I saw the Bunting Die and coordinating Bunting stamp set, I had to have them to make a card!  

 The Washi was purchased in Shenzhen, China. I layered the die cut black and hung lanterns stamped with Versamark and embossed with Enamel Embossing Powders- I used 24 K Gold, Aged White and Cranberry Wine (Girls Night Out).  There is shimmer and glimmer in the powders, and in the Washi...... This card was terrible to photograph because of all of the shimmer!  

 Here is one from my phone- still not the greatest picture...... the shimmer is not overwhelming IRL.

Stop by the challenge HERE to see the fabulous inspiration by the rest of the team!

 I thought I'd throw in a couple of pictures of real Chinese lanterns- the first picture is from 'Lantern Street' in Beijing, and the 2nd picture is from 'Food Street' Wangfujing Street in Shanghai China (where you go to see scorpions.starfish/centipedes on a stick- totally touristy- and everyone tried something on a stick except for me).  Most regular streets are not lined with lanterns like these streets. 

 Challenges:
Card Mania- Make it Sparkle(#3)
Crafty Cardmakers- Something old (Washi - 3 yrs old) and something new- Stamps and die
Sparkle and Sprinkle- Enamel EP
Crazy Challenge- Embossing

Thanks for stopping by!
 Shelly

26 comments:

Stef H said...

this is stunning.... all of it. that background is beautiful! how fun to have been to china!!!!

hope you're enjoying this nice weather!

hugs :)

Jennifer Spivey said...

Shelley, this is a beautiful use of the lanterns and it definitely has an authentic Chinese style! Great job!

Desire Fourie said...

Wow this has a wonderful oriental flavour and I love the sparkly touches.
Hugs
Desíre
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

*Vicki* said...

Really gorgeous design here Shelly!! Love the gold and a brilliant oriental theme too!! Love the photos to go with it as well! :) Hugs & Smiles - *Vicki*
My Blog: Stamp Smiles

jimlynn said...

I always know I'm in for a treat when I come here Shelly!
Love your card - and all it's shimmer. Cute stamp set and dies for it too.
Great photos! I'm like you and would have had to pass on some of that "fun" food too!
Lynn

Kim said...

This is gorgeous! All the embossing makes everything look so festive and fun!

Joanne said...

This is gorgeous! You are so lucky to have gone to China, I have always loved their art, history, and culture.

NanaConnie said...

What a de-'light'-ful card, Shelly! Sorry for that bad pun; I just couldn't resist. Love your photos with the Chinese lanterns. What a fabulous trip that must have been. :-D

Terry said...

You do create some of the most gorgeous Asian themed cards and this is proof in the pudding! Love this! What a great picture and I can see where your inspiration comes from! Enjoy!

Maxine D said...

What a stunner - Shelly this is amazing - I love the shimmer and the layout you have used is perfect.
Blessings
Maxine

Beth Norman said...

Cool card. How cool that the Washi came from China. The layout with the lanterns is really interesting. And also interesting are the photos your shared. TFS.

Pamellia Johnson said...

Just gorgeous Shelly! I bet this is so much more shimmery IRL! Your colours are fabulous and your lanterns look fantastic! Love the photos, what a beautiful place with all the lanterns overhead! You really captured that in your card! hugs :)

Mary Marsh said...

this is a pretty card Shelley-I really like how it sparkles-I hear you about the photo-been there

Lady Bug Stampers said...

Wow now I call that sparkle!! What a pretty card Shelly. Love it. Looks like it was a lot of work.
Linda K.

Barbara Derksen said...

Hey Shelly,

What can I say - your card is a virtual feast for the eyes! Its full of gorgeous colors and great textures. Its going to be "THE ONE" that gets a lot of compliments, I'm sure!

Donna K said...

Oh my goodness this is great. I loved this card when I spotted it on the TT blog, but the entire post over here is wonderful. Great stamp/die set and lovely photos. How wonderful for you to have experience China. {We lived on Okinawa for 7 years.} Warm hugs sweet lady!

Kim P said...

This card is PERFECT for the Chinese New Year! Great job!

Kim x said...

Fab card Shelly.
Thank you for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers and More for our Something Old, Something New challenge.
Hugs Kimx

Penny said...

Just gorgeous and so Asian-flavored! :^)
Love the pretty bg paper and all the fabulous embossed sparkle! And thanks for showing the real lanterns--good photo of the two of you! :^)
Hugs, Penny

Marilyn said...

Gosh, this is so pretty and you really captured the Asian theme, but then you always do. It's so shimmery and gorgeous.

Carolyn said...

Beautiful card, Shelly,and it was fun to view actual photos from your trips. Thanks for sharing with us.

Anne Temple said...

I had to smile as soon as I saw your card because I immediately thought of you the first time I saw this new die and stamp set and wondered if you were going to get it. You've created a fantastic card with these! So glad you shared it with us for the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge too!

Sue U said...

Love your Chinese New Year card! Thank you for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers and More this time - good luck and hope to see you again soon

Sue xx

Zara Petkova said...

Such a sweet card! Thanks for joining in Card Mania Challenge

Ellen said...

Lovely card, well done! Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge.

groetjes, Ellen

bejko said...

Fab card, beautifully coloured image and lovely layering. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at The Crazy Challenge.