Time for a new Festive Friday Challenge, #FF0076. The festivity we are being inspired by is Chinese New Year! The Year of the Ox will begin on February 12.
To play along with the challenge all you need to do is pick 3 items from the Inspo list and use them in a project. Your project doesn't need to be inspired by the actual festivity. I chose to use the elements of red, gold, lanterns, foil paper, and flowers.
I currently do not have any lantern images so I decided to try and make my own. I die cut some circles from Poppy Parade CS. I then searched and searched for my crimper but I couldn't find it anywhere! I thought the crimped look was important so I used my Simply Scored Scoring Tool to mimic the look of crimping. The design on the lanterns were stamped using the Sale-A-Bration stamp set, Corner Bouquet. The image was stamped using Versamark and then sprinkled with Gold embossing powder and heat embossed. I added the black pieces to the top and the bottom of the lantern. These pieces were cut from scrap pieces of black cardstock that were cut using the long label from the Floral Gallery dies.
The simple sentiment is from the Friends Are Like Seashells stamp set. This set has so many great sentiments! The Basic White CS was embossed using the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder. The gold cording is from the Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack. This cording frays easily which gave me the idea to add the gold tassels. I also hung the lanterns on a strand of cording. To finish the lanterns I added some gold foil flowers with Gilded Gems for the centers. The flowers were punched using the Confetti Flowers Border punch.
For more inspiration, be sure to visit the rest of the Festive Friday Challenge Design team.
Sharon Hashimoto Burkert that's me!