Sunday, January 27, 2019

SSC197 Happy Lunar New Year!

Welcome to the next Sunday Stamps challenge.  The Chinese New Year is coming up February 5; this year is the Year of the Pig.  Are you ready to celebrate?

Stampin' Up Color Me Happy, Colorful Seasons
I incorporated some Asian influences into my card (cherry blossoms and paper lanterns).  The blossoms were punched out of watercolor paper and then colored and spritzed for smooth blending.

Stampin' Up Color Me Happy, Colorful Seasons
I'll confess I stamped the branch and lanterns four times with varying degree of complications in layout and coloring.  By the last time, I was done, although the spacing wasn't great.  So a tip: if you want to pull your image to one side or the other, trim your card front and mount on one side of the card base for more pleasing proportions.

Here's this week's colors; I hope you are able to join us!

Stamps: Color Me Happy, Colorful Seasons; Paper: Merry Merlot, Very Vanilla, Watercolor Paper; Ink: Melon Mambo, Berry Burst, Merry Merlot, Crushed Curry, Basic Black; Accessories: Rhinestone Jewels, Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack, Aquapainter.

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Annette Elliott said...

This turned out lovely, Heidi! The forth branch placement worked wonderfully!!! lol Your card is perfect for the up coming Chinese New Year!

Monika Reeck said...

Ooh Heidi
so clever using the Color Combo
the red the pink the very red at the Edge
I love the Japanese feel here
the Flower Looks so real great technique and love the branch too
will you tell me pleaseee which stamps are there..the lamp too so adorable
Great take on the Color challenge
look at my Heart Card Heidi so happy if you visit me back

Melissa Grant said...

Heidi this is so lovely and the flowers add so much dimension! And thanks for the tip to trim panel first...Lol :)

Doreen Vasquez said...

This is beautiful! Love the overall design and those 3-d flowers!

Nora Noll said...

This is so pretty!! I love the Asian influence!!