Monday, December 28, 2015

Lunar Animals Wishing You Good Fortune for 2016

Feels like I simply skipped the holidays and moved onto the upcoming lunar celebration: It will be the Year of the Monkey starting on February 8, 2016. My inspiration for this card is posted in the gallery of Mama Elephant's site found here .  The Mama Elephant Lunar Animals and Mama Elephant Lunar Extra stamp and die sets were used for this card. It is a A2 size card.  These stamp sets can be found here. Card base is White card stock.  There is a popped up Gold Mat, then a cloud pattern paper. The cloud pattern paper is from my stash - I thought I would never use this paper but it sure came in handy.  The mountains were made using a Silhouette file (Mountains by Hero Arts Design #29821) .  I stamped some "texture" using a retired stamp from Stampin-Up called Itty Bitty Backgrounds. Those hills? They are from Lawn Fawn #LF772 Stitched Hillside Borders
Here's a closer look at those Lunar animals: I chose the Pig and the Tiger which are popped with foam squares.  The images are first stamped using Versafine Onyx Black ink, then a clear embossing powder is applied for more intensity. Having the dies for these animals makes it a breeze to die cut.
Copic colors used:
Pig: R00, R02, R22, R24
Tiger: YR24, YR23, YR21, R29
The Cherry Blossom Branch is from the Lunar Extras stamp set from Mama Elephant.  It is stamped using Versafine Black Onyx ink, then a clear embossing powder is applied. Pop it with foam squares after die cutting. The Asian Character, part of the Lunar Extras stamp set, is also stamped using Versafine Black Onyx ink with a clear embossing powder, then popped with foam squares.
Copic colors used:
Branch: E35, E37, E39
Flowers: R00, R20
Leaves: YG25, YG95
Hope you enjoyed this card and will make one, too. Have a great crafty day.


Jan Castle said...

Cute card Patti!

Stephanie Schmidt said...

Darling! Love this cute card. Happy New Year!