Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Kung Hei Fat Choy!

Kung Hei Fat Choy  or Happy New Year!

I love the Chinese tradition of the New Year. Just like we have our horoscope, the Chinese have their own horoscope as well. The deviation being that their animal sign for the year lasts all year long.

Of course I do realize that I am late to the party but I thought I would share with you all my version of the Year of the Monkey card.
To help create this card, I used KBD's Cutie Kadoodle, "Valentine Monkey", (which by the way, is a freebie) and you can pick up this cutie here.
As you can obviously see, I replaced the heart with a Chinese coin symbolizing "Wisdom" for the year. I could definitely  afford more wisdom. LOL

Thanks for stopping by and as usual, I hope you all have a scrappy day!

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Foxy Valentine

Aloha all

Thanks for stopping by today. 
I absolutely love foxes. They are so cute and charming and all of the different sounds they can make is so adorable! When I saw that Kadoodle Bug Designs had foxes in their file, "A Woodland Valentine" I just knew I had to create something with them. By far, this is one of the easiest projects to put together and so much fun too.

To  help my foxes come to life, I turned to the Silhouette Online Store and found a birch tree card by Lori Whitlock, labeled, "A2 Aspen Tree Pop Dot Card" design id #98933.

 To help bring my card to life, I used paper by Bo Bunny, Almond Dot to create the card.
The background paper is from Lawn Fawn's Snow Day collection labeled Earmuffs and is now retired. To create the depth dimension, you will need to have to use either pop dots or a pop dot strip. In my opinion, the pop dot strip works the best for this card and will need to be used for both the middle and top layer of this card.

I used A.C. cardstock to help bring my little foxes to life, added a little white to their eyes and noses and topped them off using my glossy accents. The photo does the glossy accents no justice.
 To distinguish their foxy little legs I edged the black with white liquid chalk.

 Before I forget, the grass is actually a border die C.C. Designs and is just the right height for this card. The grass is actually layered and helps create depth as well. This is a fun die to have in your arsenal of crafts.

Of course, this card could not be completed without Jaded Blossom's, Mini Tag Dies and now retired, "Valentine Treats" sentiment.

Mahalo for stopping by and as always, I hope you have a crafty day!