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Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Happy Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year this year begins Feb 8th and it is the year of the Monkey. 

  I was excited to see a Monkey digi as a gift on Michael Strong's Blog.  I printed it out, and took a copy of it and reversed it in Word- I am not too smooth with tecky stuff, so just eyeballed it to see the reversed one matched up to the other and got lucky : ) 
  I colored the image with Copics and then glued them together. I added a thin strand of thread through the monkeys hand and attached it to the top portion only. The Yellow & Red Washi design used is also a freebie from Michael Strong (same post as the monkey digi).  I printed it and added strips of it to the top and bottom- in China, even numbers are considered lucky (except 4 which is like 13 here- unlucky number!!! ).

 The Four Way card is a tutorial at Splitcoaststampers. It is quick and easy to make. I would just suggest using a die no bigger than the one I used as the sides will get wobbly if it were any bigger. It does lay flat for mailing as well.

Here is a little info about Chinese New Year- it is also known as the Spring Festival in China.

 Challenges:
ABC Challenge- A is for Animals
Card Mania- Red
Creative Card Crew- AG
Critters and Creatures- AG something colored


Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

19 comments:

jimlynn said...

Fun little monkey and the papers match the feel for this fun and pretty card. Love that technique too.
Lynn

Hetty said...

That is a great card, Shelly and so wonderfully 3d!!

Lisa said...

This is so adorable!! I love the design!! The monkey is so cute!! What a fabulous card!! Have a great evening!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Donna said...

Ah, Shelly, this is adorable. Love the 3D theme. You do oriental very well! Happy Year of the Monkey.

Karli said...

How fun! I love interactive cards- they make me happy :)

Laura said...

Your card is so beautiful and special!!! Such a unique design. Love how you used Mike's free monkey digi prints and washi print!!! Thanks for the eye candy!!!

Maxine D said...

What a great card Shelly - love how you have used the monkey!
Blessings
Maxine

Nannieflash said...

Fabulous card shape and lovely colours to. Thanks for joining us at ABC, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

WOW! What a fun 3D/interactive kind of card!

Sami said...

I love the little Monkey!!

Terry said...

Oh I just love that funky monkey! Shelly this is a great dimensional card and I love your coloring! Enjoy the day!

*Vicki* said...

Now how fun is this card!! :) I just love your interactive design with the monkey in the middle! Really makes me smile!! HUGS

Anne Temple said...

What a fun Nwy Year's card. Love the design and the monkey is adorable.

Kajcyika said...

How cute is this! Really lovely and adorable!
Thanks for playing with us at Card mania, hope you will join us again! Kajcyika

Lynn McAuley said...

I love this fabulous design, Shelly!! Super cute!!

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Shelly! How colorful and FUN! I laughed when the photo came up. Very cute, and beautifully colored. Such a fantastic card design! hugs, de

Ellibelle said...

What an amazing card design! Haven't heart of this style before, must check it out! The monkey is so cute and was perfect for this design.
Thank you so much for linking up in my Critters and Creatures Linky party!

MiamiKel said...

How darling is this!! What a bright and fun card - I can't imagine even being able to understand reverse stamping, lol, but kudos - the end result is fabulous!

Aimeslee said...

So well done and I'm wanting to make something like that with a monkey, lol. I was born in the year of the monkey (1956). xoxo