Sunday, 20 May 2012

Two weddings

Back again after making two wedding cards. We are going to a Chinese wedding in Jakarta next week and I wanted to use my Chinese dolls again. These stamps were the first Hero Arts stamps I purchased last year when I was inspired to start stamping again. The Blog Named Hero's challenge is to 'Dust the old stamps', so most appropriate for this card. I also needed to make a 'Red Packet' as well for this wedding as it is traditional to give money for a Chinese wedding instead of buying a gift. I made the envelope and red packet all tie in with the card I made. The card is below with the process of making it below that.

I started off with taking apart a red packet and drew a template on card - this way, I can use the same template again. The template was outlined on red metallic paper (card stock would be too thick) and folded and glued on two sides. I then added matching washi paper, ribbon and the Chinese character for 'Double Happiness' to both the envelope and the red packet. I also added this to inside the card as well. I hope my friends like it! Looking forward to a grand wedding next weekend!!

A Blog Named Hero - Dust 'Em Off
Cardstock - Neenah Natural white, red and gold metallic cards
Paper - Japanese washi paper, red metallic paper
Stamp - Hero Arts Asian Dolls LP146
Ink - Versamark watermark
Others - Black embossing powder, Spellbinders labels die, Double Happiness punch, Kaisercraft brad, Kaisercraft rhinestones

The second card is for our bank teller who is getting married next week. She is not Chinese, so this is a totally different card to the one above! I wanted to use the beautiful paper from the Kaisercraft Sweet Nothings pad as this have beautiful soft colours I could use. I also used my favourite dogwood stamp for a bit of fun paper piecing - my favourite technique. I used a strip of patterned paper on the envelope to match. Thanks for dropping by! I'll be off air until I get back the following week!

Cardstock - Neenah Natural white
Paper - Kaisercraft Sweet Nothings
Stamps - Hero Art Scroll Frame K5541, Hero Arts Antique Flowers 657773, Hero Arts Sentiments CL272
Others - Silk ribbon, Kaisercraft brad, Kaisercraft rhinestones


  1. I love your wedding card. So beautiful. Striking.

    And the vintage card is wonderful - what perfect colors.

  2. Both your cards are wonderful! Love the chinese wedding card, it's so much fun & perfect for the challenge, hope you have a fnatastic day!

  3. These are wonderful! I reember those adorable doll stamps... they're perfect for the card! Thanks for playing along with us at A Blog Named Hero. :)

  4. These are beautiful Cecilia! Love those stamps! Thanks for playing along with us at A Blog Named Hero :)

  5. Beautiful cards! I like learning a little bit about Chinese wedding traditions too! Thanks for playing with us at a Blog Named Hero :)

  6. beautiful cards, i really love how you dressed up the little dolls :) thanks so much for playing along with Challenge #4 at A Blog Named Hero!!


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