I made this card for the "Tickle a Teapotter" challenge, where we send cards to each other once a month. This month we were to make a card inspired by a book we've read. The book I chose was Amy Tan's "The Joy Luck Club."
The gold highlights and papers are much more striking in person!
This card will also work for the ABC13 challenge letter "A" for Asian.
I hoard my handmade Oriental paper, but I knew this card would go to a good home...a fellow teapotter. I die cut my scene out of glossy black paper. I put a gold sunrise behind it, layering onto my Oriental paper. I heat embossed Good Luck onto gold paper, adding green gems and a frog charm with black string. I also fussy cut leaves from Oriental paper and placed behind my sentiment, which I popped up with 3D adhesive dots. I, also, added black colored pencil around the crane, sun and flowers to make them stand out from the background. I then layered this onto gold and black layers.
To whomever, receives this card: I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed making it! Hugs
I almost forgot to thank Paulette, Parknslide, for the wonderful Asian-themed paper! Hugs, dear friend!
Date: Saturday, April 4, 2020 GMT Views: 759
Registered: December 4, 2010 Location: Minnesota Posts: 16614
Sat, Apr 04, 2020 @ 3:35 PM
This card is sooo stunning Gracie! The gorgeous papers make this really extra special and so do the extra details you added to everything. I am really taken with this card and I am sure it will find a fabulous home where it will be treasured for a very long time. This frog charm adds to the "good luck" feeling this card has. Fun! ~Karen.
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Sat, Apr 04, 2020 @ 3:48 PM
This is gorgeous!! I know what you mean about hoarding your Asian paper..I have a collection, too. The colors on this and your composition are perfect...this really appeals to me...maybe I'll be the lucky one to receive this luck card. Oh and that was a wonderful book.
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Registered: April 18, 2011 Location: Melbourne, Aus Posts: 51853
Sat, Apr 04, 2020 @ 8:13 PM
WooHoo I guessed your book title Gracie before I read your description. Your card is wonderful and sure is sure to be loved by any Teapotter. It seems that many of us have secret stash of beautiful Asian papers.
Please don't take your organs to heaven - heaven knows we need them here.