Tuesday 17 February 2015

Happy Chinese New Year

Our theme this week at Cards 4 Guyz is Oriental in honour of the forthcoming Chinese New Year,  and we'd love to see your Oriental creations this week. It doesn't need to be a New Year card, it can be suitable for any occasion, but it must be suitable for a man or boy. And I'll be popping over to say hello to everyone who joins in.

Oriental as a crafting theme comes in and out of fashion every few years, so you may well have something you'd forgotten about buried deep in your stash - that was certainly the case with the backing paper I used on this card. I must have had the booklet of papers for at least 10 years, yet I honestly didn't recall ever having seen it before! The red character card was a snippet left over from an ancient QVC kit - I think it was originally part of a card front - and the black just a random scrap that I stamped and embossed the kimono on.

I had planned to use a bamboo skewer behind the kimono, to make it look as if it was being displayed on a real bamboo pole, but with the patterned background paper it all looked too cluttered so I took it away.

I'm joining in with
Pixie's Snippets Playground - Week 164
Allsorts Challenge Blog - Any occasion other than birthday
Addicted to Stamps and More - Anything Goes  
Crafty Gals Corner - Anything Goes 
Inkspirational Challenges #76 - Photo Inkspiration


Marina said...

This is gorgeous, I love that opulent look. Why not enter it into our challenge at Inkspirational?

Jane Willis said...

Thank you Marina, that's a new challenge to me - I'll join in

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cm said...

A gorgeous card to celebrate Chinese New Year...so many rich details to gaze at and admire! I agree with Marina...off to Inkspirational with this pretty creation! Thank you for sharing this gem in the ATSM gallery!

cm said...

I'm back to say THANK YOU for sharing your wonderful Oriental card in the Inkspirational gallery! Seeing it twice...a smile allll over my face!

Di said...

What a gorgeous card Jane - it certainly looks really rich and perfect for a chap. Ha, I need to check out my old QVC kits as I was right there with them when oriental was all the rage on a previous occasion!


Di xx

Julie B said...

A great oriental card Jane, love the metallic embellishments.:)

Lisa Mensing said...

Very pretty! Thanks for sharing at CGC.

Wendy L said...

A really great design, looks lovely, thanks for joining us at Allsorts, xxxx

Sue said...

Beautiful oriental card, love your layout and kimono. Thank you for sharing at ATSM.

Tanja said...

great card for Chinese New Year - thanks for joining us at ATSM this week

Darnell said...

Holy green tea, Jane, your snippets Oriental card is extraordinary!! I agree the bamboo would be too much and detract from your overall genius design and that outstanding kimono and buttons!! Thank you for joining in at Inkspirational!! Enjoy your day! Hugs, Darnell

Sarn said...

Super oriental card.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Mummylade said...

Adorable project! Thank you for sharing it with us at Allsorts and good luck in the challenge!

Pia Larsen said...

Impressive Chinese look with all the oriental details.
Thank you so much for playing with us at INK for our photo inspiration challenge. We would love for you to join us again :o)
Pia xx