Embellish It!... is the current challenge at The Stamp Man. I must admit I never like to 'over' embellish my projects... just enough that it enhances my work or in some cases covers up the mistakens I made :) Finding the right items is not always easy but definitely the most fun!
I thought as we just had Chinese New Year I stay in the oriental zone. I used a Hero Arts background stamp to emboss the Chinese (Thank You) text on creme cardstock. I then covered it with red distress stain. I do love this ink... it is so easy to use and colours your projects perfectly.
I found an oriental image on the web and cut it out using the spellbinders die. I layered the card on some black card stock and added a black organza ribbon. And here comes my modest embellishment... on top of the bow I attached a chinese coin.
To compliment the card I created a pocket with red vellum. Red is considered a lucky colour in China, in fact on special occasions - like the Chinese New Year - they give each other red envelopes with money for luck. I don't know about the red... just the money is welcome for my craft funds ha ha.
Materials I used are;
Chinese Coin - The Stamp Man Embellishment Kit
Vellum Pack 12 x 12 - Bright Colours
Tim Holtz Distress Stain - Aged Mahogany
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad - Walnut Stain
VersaMark - Watermark Ink Pad
Stampendous Embossing Powder - Clear
Card stock - black, creme
Hero Arts Cling Stamp Chinese Thank You (CG121)
Black organza ribbon
Spellbinders Nestabilities - Postage Stamps (S4-348)
You can find the materials at The Stamp Man