Thursday, February 18, 2010

Chinese Lucky Money Holder

Can you read Chinese? The words are "Gung Hay Fat Choy" translation: "Wishing You Wealth & Happiness". The card front texture is made from layering the Lattice Die tone on tone. I was inspired to create this subtle background from a fellow blogger: Christine Miller (her blog even though I didn't follow her technique to extend the lattice die length. This is the traditional color used for handing out Lucky Money. The brighter the gold color - the more luck you will have so I found the shiniest gold paper I had to use for this card. Finished project size is 5-1/2" x 3-3/4".

Here's a close up of the front.

There is a tone on tone circle cut from the lattice die to embellish the inside cover:

Inside is the lucky envelope. The envelope is inside a clear cello bag. Of course, there is also shiny gold CS behind the envelope.

Close-up of envelope front:

Here's what is needed to make this card:
(1) 5-1/2" x 11", score @5-1/2" on the 11" side
(2) Real Red SU Lattice Die Cuts
(1) 1-1/2" x 4-1/4" Really Shiny Gold CS
(1) 1-1/4" x 4" Natural Ivory CS
(1) Small Cello Bag 3" x 5", trim cello bag down to 4-1/2"
(1) Lucky Money Envelope (this one is 2-1/4" x 4")
(1) 3" x 4-1/2" Really Shiny Gold CS

Line up the Lattice dies to lightly mark and trim down 1/4" from the fold line (see Pink arrow). After trimming, adhere to front using 2 Way Glue Pen.

Stamp images on Naturals Ivory using Versamark ink. Emboss both images using black embossing powder. Mount the Asian words on to the strip of Shiny Gold CS. Adhere to front using dimensionals. Punch the "Year of the Tiger" Circle Image with 1-1/2" Circle Punch.
Color the "Year of the Tiger" image using Stampin" Write Pens. The Tiger is Crushed Curry, then layered with More Mustard. After coloring, adhere to the front of the Lucky Envelope, insert into the cello bag. Adhere cello bag to the back of the card using snail adhesive.
  • Stamps: Asian Words from PSX (1999 - old!), Year of the Tiger from Stampettes (Hawaii)
  • CS: Real Red, Natural Ivory, Shiny Gold CS (non SU)
  • Ink: Versamark
  • Accys: SU Exclusive Lattice Big Shot Die, 1-1/2" Circle Punch, Black Embossing Powder, Crushed Curry+More Mustard+Old Olive+Close to Cocoa Stampin Write Pens, SU Small cello Bag, 2 Way Glue Pen, Dimensionals

Thank you for stopping by today...................HUGS!!!!


sandi maciver said...

Wow, patti, this is really pretty and Happy New Year to you.

Cam said...

I love the Chinese wording. Where can I buy this stamp set? I can't find it here local. Did you order this online? My dad would have loved the Chinese wording better than just a "Happy New Year".

eunice said...

Oh, so elegant and fancy! Love that year of the tiger stamp...made in Hawaii and I have yet to see one here to purchase for myself!

Chanda Stehlik said...

This is so pretty! I love how that Lattice die worked so well with this! Very nice! TYFS!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing :)