Monday, January 4, 2016

Red Envelope Lunar Animals

 It will be the Year of the Monkey starting on February 8, 2016. Tradition called to pass out lucky envelopes to those who are single (unmarried).  My inspiration for these projects are posted in the gallery of Mama Elephant's site found here .  I loved the inspiration so I duplicated them exactly as shown in the gallery. Original designer for these envelopes is Vera Rhuhay (her blog is and can be found here). The Mama Elephant Lunar Animals and Mama Elephant Lunar Extra stamp and die sets were used along with the Lucky Envelope - Creative Cuts die also from Mama Elephant. These stamp sets can be found here. For the circle, from my stash, used the Die-namics 2-3/16" Stitched Circle die cut in Neenah White card stock.  All stamped messages are embossed using Gold Powder (Black embossing color may have shown up better in the photos). Copic colors used to color each popped up animal.  Details below. Finished envelope size is 2-1/4" x 3-1/2".
First in line: Year of the Monkey
Copic colors: E30, E33, E35, E37, R22 (Nose), R00 (Checks), Y17 (Gold Bouillon)
Distress Inks for mat: Wild Honey, Peeled Paint
Year of the Snake:
Copic colors:
Snake: YG05, YG09, Y15, Y17, R24 (Tongue)
Buns: W2, R20, R29 (Envelope)
Distress Inks for mat: Victorian Velvet, Antique Linen

Year of the Rabbit:
Copic colors: W0, W1, W3, R00, R22 (Nose), R24 (Firecrackers)
Distress Inks for mat: Wild Honey, Peeled Paint
Year of the Pig
Copic Colors:
Pig: R00, R02, R22, R24
Lantern: R22, R24, R27, R29, Y15, Y17
Distress Inks for mat: Wild Honey, Peeled Paint
Year of the Rat
Copic Colors: Co, C1, C3, R20 (Cheeks, Ear, Belly, Nose), Y17 (Gold Bouillon)
Distress Inks for mat: Tumbled Glass, Scattered Straw
Year of the Dragon
Copic colors: YG05, YG09, Y15, Y17, E33, E37, R24, R27, R20 (ears)
Distress Inks for mat: Wild Honey, Peeled paint
Year of the Tiger
Copic Colors:
Tiger: YR24, YR23, Y21, R24 (Red Envelope)
Oranges: YR65, YR68, YG25
Disress Inks for mat: Victorian Velvet, Antique Linen
There are 5 additional Lunar animals which I need to ink up for more projects to stay tuned. Thank you for stopping by and Thank You Vera for your inspiration. Have a crafty day and make some of these fun envelopes.


Jan Castle said...

Darling set Patti!
Paper Hugs,

Karli said...

I thought of you when I saw this set *Ü* and of course your projects don't disappoint!I also liked the lucky cat stamp set from Lawn Fawn (I got that one too :)

Patricia Gessner said...

These are so adorable, pretty and fun! I pinned them to pinterest!