Friday, February 14, 2014

Happy Chinese New Year! Sweet Stamps Monthly Challenge- Folds

 We are making cards with Fun Folds for the Monthly Challenge at Sweet Stamps, 
so I took out a Technique Junkies CD called 3D Fun Folds and found this fun Tee Pee card.
 For the Chinese New Year, it is the Year of the horse.  I used Medieval Metals to emboss the horse image, then stippled on color. I added gold stickers to the edges of the cardstock and added a banner with the year.

 Side two has Cherry Blossoms colored in Copics- I used the Tea Rose set plus (Did you know Sweet Stamps is now selling single Copic markers ? )  single markers used- E35, G24 and Y15. I added a touch of Stickles for some shimmer. The big gorgeous fan is from a local Stamp Store.

 I added some color to the bamboo image with a Tank spot- first direct to paper, then I used a waterbrush to spread out the color.  I die cut three of the smaller scalloped circles and sponged the edges, then used them for my Waterlilly pads......  The Water Lillies are colored with Tea Rose Copics set Plus Y15 and then Creative Inspirations Fairy Dust paint was applied.

 This card has a spot of Velco for the closure, and lays flat for mailing. 

 The 15th is the last day of the Chinese New Year Celebration. Here is a link about the Chinese New Year that my daughter sent to me. Really- and here are lots of interesting facts about the celebration. Did you learn anything new??? I know I did!

 Here are the Sweet Stamps items I used on my card:

I hope you will join in the challenge! Every entry qualifies you for a chance to win $20 of items from the store at Sweet Stamps, and if you use a Sweet Stamps image- you will receive an additional chance to win! The winner is chosen by so everyone has a chance to win!

  There are weekly challenges as well- come join us!!!   Stop by the Sweet Stamps Challenge Blog HERE to see what the rest of the DT has created for the Challenges

Make it Monday - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar- Use a die cut or a punch
Emerald Fairies- Let's see a Banner

***Sweet Stamps also has a PINTREST page- HERE ***

Thanks for stopping by!


kiwimeskreations said...

What a wonderful card Shelly - love the three distinctly different, yet Asian themed, sides to the tepee.

jimlynn said...

WOW! Shelly, this is a true work of art! So beautiful on all sides!

MiamiKel said...

Holy smokes, Shelly! My jaw just hit the ground - what an amazing creation! this is a little work of art :) Love the gold embossing and the washi paper, stunning creation!

Denise Goeldner said...

Amazing fun fold card love the Asian theme very striking. Thanks so much for joining us over at Emerald Faeries Challenge Blog, good luck and hope to see you next time
~ Denise DT ~

Anne Temple said...

This is one of the prettiest tee-pee cards I've seen. Love the embossing and the colors. Fabulous!

Denise said...

Shelly this is breathtaking beautiful. Just love the whole composition. I love all the details. What a clever card.
Sweet Hugs

Penny said...

Absolutely gorgeous design, Shelly! Love all the fabulous details you put into it! :^)
Hugs, Penny

Donna K said...

You have blown my mind with this card design, Shelly! I just love everything about it, so much work into this design…it's fabulous! I was seriously saying WOW aloud as I read your descriptions. Bravo!

Ginny Maxam said...

Beautiful project Shelly!!
We've had a busy week here shoveling, not enough time to blog hop! I enjoyed catching up on your beautiful creations!!
Ginny Maxam

Shirley-Anne said...

Fabulous tee pee card. Beautifully embellished sides . thanks for sharing on Make it Monday .

Beth Norman-Roberts said...

Absolutely stunning. So much detail. Love all the embellishing you did!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Beautiful, love the project and folds! Enjoyed your recent post with some photos from your trip, very jealous!!

CarlaKH said... the colors and details...gorgeous!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

This is a fantastic design. Love it!

Sandy Fredrick said...

Love the variety of scenes on the sides of your design. Beautiful coloring on the images and wonderful embellishments.

Shirley said...

Love the fold and the design is really pretty! How fun and how interesting to do the Chinese cultural New Year for your project!