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.
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
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