This week's Mashup challenge is to create a Chinese New Year project. You could incorporate Chinese symbols, image of a dragon or lion symbolizing traditional parade dance, a snake or two to symbolize the Year of the Snake, or a red envelope. To mash it up, use the faux paper lantern technique (see below) on your project.
So here is the "Mashup" Challenge:
- Make a project with a "Chinese New Year (Year of the Snake) Theme".
- Or Make a project using the "Paper Lantern Technique".
- Or "Mash it Up" and create a project for the "Chinese New Year featuring the Paper Lantern Technique".
Faux Paper Lantern Technique
Stamp your image on neutral card stock; color in, if necessary.
For my card, I added a strip of faux snake skin, to represent the Year of the Snake. There's another technique I'll have to touch on soon. The Chinese symbols are from a personalized name stamp my sister- and brother-in-law brought back from Taiwan.
Stamps: Pretty Petals BG, Personalized name stamp from Taiwan; Paper: Real Red, Basic Black, Very Vanilla; Ink: Lucky Limeade, Soft Suede, Primrose Petals, Raspberry Ripple, Summer Starfruit, and Crumb Cake markers, Creamy Caramel ink spot, Versamark; Accessories: Clear embossing powder, Gold embossing powder, Crimper, Sponge, Ovals die, Big Shot, Paper towel, Dimensionals.
You can find a couple more samples of the faux paper lantern technique here and here. Thanks for stopping by!
1Chinese New Year on Wikipedia