Sunday, April 20, 2014

Chinese Happiness Wish (Hero Arts stamp)

Hi, everyone, I'm back again today with something completely different for me!  But first let me welcome my newest follower, Bad Kitty - I love your name and I'm so glad you joined me!

Today I have used no kitties and have done no colouring. I used only one stamp - Hero Arts Chinese Happiness Wish from their Chinese Wishes set - I've had this set for years and (hanging my head) have never used any of them.  I have been inspired by MFP's Oriental Sketch Challenge to dust off my neglected Asian-themed stamps and papers again.  I stamped the sentiment in brown, layered with brown cardstock, and popped up with 3-D dots.  Then I layered the patterned paper according to the sketch shown below.

Here are the other supplies used:
  • Die:  Nellie's Multiframe Squares
  • Ink:  Staz-On Timber Brown
  • Patterned paper:  Pink (American Crafts), light brown (won this in some candy - thank you, Colette - it's very glittery although it doesn't show up in the photo)
  • Cardstock:  Unmarked from my stash
  • Sketch:  MFP's Oriental Sketch Challenge
MFP Oriental Sketch Challenge

I enjoy supporting the following challenges:
A Blog Named Hero Layer Cake - use layers or dimension (lots of layers used) UE C5
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge April Challenge UE
MFP's Oriental Sketch Challenge Sketch (see above) 5E #1
Open-Minded Crafting Fun Easter or Pastel Colours 3E #3
The Crafter's Cafe Clean and Simple 3E #1

Thank you for looking at my card!  I enjoy reading your comments!  Wishing you a joyful day!


Bad Kitty said...

very nice

Unknown said...

Hey there,
Just popping in to wish you a Happy Easter.

Patti said...

Oh wow! it is a very different style for you but there really IS a kitty in there because you put so much of YOURSELF in each card you make! You did a wonderful job : )

BIG (((Hugs)))

Vickie Y said...

Your card is beautiful! Thank you for sharing with us at MFP Oriental Sketch Challenge.

cass said...

Lovely designed card, thanks for joining us at Open Minded Challenges this fortnight

Unknown said...


marion said...

It is lovely, hoping you are having a fab Easter day, lots of hug to you and cuddles to Kiwi and Honeydew, Marion

Unknown said...

This is beautiful!! LOVE your papers!!! Fantastic use of that sketch!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges!!! Good Luck! I hope we see you again!!

- Susan, Co-Owner @ Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges
{Scrap A Thousand Words}

Barbara Godden said...

Super job on the card, I have two sets of asian word stamps plus a set of coins, they need to see ink too. Your card inspires me to dig them outl

Lisa said...

This is so gorgeous!! The papers are beautiful!! Perfect take on the sketch!! I hope you had a wonderful Easter!! Happy Monday :)

A Mermaid's Crafts

kReN said...

Isn't the MFP/OSC fun? You are doing a great job trying out these Oriental Sketches!
kReN, MFP/OSC dt

cotnob said...

This is so pretty, I just love your colour combination.

Patti said...

Happy Monday, Kitty : ) I just e-mailed you please let me know you got it.

Thanks a bunch


Denise Goeldner said...

Wonderful card love the colours. Thanks so much for joining us over at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges, good luck and hope to see you again.
~ Denise DT ~
Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges
{Denise's Patch of Creativity}

Diane said...

Wow what a fun Asian design.

Hugs diane

Jane said...

Really pretty papers and a great Asian fill to your card!
Thanks for joining us this week at MFP/OSC.

Gale said...

Lovely card. I love the papers. Thanks for playing with us at The Crafter's Cafe in our "Clean and Simple Challenge". We hope to see again soon. Hugs, Gale DT

Peanut said...

The papers are so pretty! A very sophisticated oriental look. LOVE it!
hugs, Asha

Crafting Vicky said...

Very classic card! love the DP you have used and the layering. Great take on the sketch.

Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenge. Hope you will join us next time co-owner Crafting Vicky. I have a great giveaway so don’t forget to join in  Crafting Vicky giveaway post 

Sarah G said...

I love that stamp! Very elegant design - thanks for sharing it with us at A Blog Named Hero!

Hazel said...

Thank you so much for joining my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper April challenge with your lovely creation - hope to see you again soon x

Unknown said...

Super cute! Thanks for the heads up on my win at crimbo crackers. I hadnt noticed it!

Decosse's Dynamite Doodles said...

Another gorgeous creation. Love the colour palette. You've definitely been inspired to go the Asian route as of late. It definitely suits you!