Friday, January 9, 2009

Chinese New Year Cards

My newest friend, Vicky, is a beginner stamper. We have gotten together three times now because she enjoys making cards. She chooses the theme, brings her stash, then we plan together at my house (except I use my own stash.) She brought this set of SU stamps (friendship, joy, peace...)

I found a 6x6 piece of paper and embossed black paper (it is so soft, it feels more like fabric!) in a kit of varied Asian papers I have had for years and never opened. Yep, even the gold cording was in the package! Isn't this paper gorgeous?

We wanted to make more, but in all my Asian papers, most do not have black (lots of navy, though). Since I LOVE black & red as a color combo, I used my red linen cs and my black linen cs. I ran the red through my Cuttlebug embossing folder. I used my CM square punches too.


Leslie Hanna said...

Oooh, I have this set and I also love the black & red together.

lauren said...

i just wish
i knew the chinese for
luckily i know the keyboard shortcut

Corie said...

Love these

Kristie said...

Ooooohhhh...I have these stamps too, but I've never made anything so gorgeous as these cards. LOVE that red one ♥ (see I know the love shortcut too)