Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Chinese New Year Pop-up Card

With the upcoming Chinese New Year, I decided to make a pop-up card but with a slight twist to the traditional red and gold colours.  Instead of using red, I incorporated apricot pink in my card and tone down the gold with cream colour.  This is my take to the "shabby chic" Chinese New Year card while incorporating the festive symbolic elements.  

The golden word "Fook" (luck) in front of the card is cut using 2 mm chipboard to allow it to stand out in the light colour background.  I am able to achieve this effect thanks to my Big Shot Pro machine with my custom made die.  Big Shot Pro is something for you to consider in your next shopping list if you are one of those who love chipboard die cuts and have plenty of ideas.

A fan swings open when the card is opened.  I fuzzy cut some cherry blossom flowers and also the bird stamp from the beautiful Graphic 45 Bird Song collection.

Supplies Used:
  • Graphic 45 Bird Song Collection paper
  • Cream and Apricot Pearl paper
  • 2 mm Chipboard
  • BIG SHOT Pro and custom made die 
  • Spellbinders Majestic Elements "Marvellous Square"
  • Martha Stewart "Modern Garland" edge and corner punches
  • McGill 1/16" Round punch
  • Ranger Distress Ink "Tattered Rose"
  • Martha Stewart Gold Acrylic Paint
  • Glossy Accents
  • Super strong double sided tape
  • Rhinestones and other embellishments

Hope this give you some inspirations for your Chinese New Year card.   Thank for stopping by and have a wonderful Chinese New Year celebration and good holiday.

Mee Foon

1 comment:

Phoebe said...

Hey - this is really beautiful. But how did you get the fan to get on the page at and angle AND to close? You genius you!