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Monday, 22 September 2014

Chinese Dragon

I'm getting back to normal life after our holiday in China.  Washing and ironing is all done and packed away.  I needed to make several thank you cards for friends would were kind enough to give us Ruby Wedding Anniversary presents.  I wanted to make cards with a Chinese theme and this is what I eventually came up with.
  
The stamped image is heat embossed with Gold Sparkle embossing powder.  The dragon looks more sparkly in real life, I guess the light on the scanner doesn't like a bit if sparkle!  I originally planned to use a white or cream card base, but thought the dragon looked more striking on black.  My drawer of red snippets was overflowing - no idea why I seem to have more red than any other colour, so I was able to use up a little pile of snippets for these cards.  The red die cut was attached with foam pads.

I would like to enter my card for the following challenge:

5 comments:

  1. I love this colour combo for oriental cards, and your gold dragon looks great on his red mat. I enlarged the photo and could see the sparkle.
    Jean x

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  2. I think this is the perfect image for an Oriental card. I'm sure you saw this image when you were on your trip. You made a beautiful card with it. Love the shine.

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  3. Lucky you to visit China! This is a perfect theme for your thank you cards, and it's most dramatic with the vivid black & red. The gold dragon is very fierce, and I'm sure all your card recipients will appreciate this reminder of your anniversary trip. It's just beautiful. The embossing did show quite well I think. TFS

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  4. Really beautiful card Liz - the dragon plus the red, black and gold are absolutely perfect for your perfect theme.

    Hugs, Di xx

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  5. Very dramatic . . . love it. xxx

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