Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Double Happiness card

My employer is getting married. And so finally, after a break of more than two years, I made a card. Quite enjoyed it too! I used a 'Wild Card' template from Wordsworth Stamps. Troublesome sending these cards by mail so I usually use them when I know I will be hand delivering the card. This card will contain cash - the most appreciated form of gift for any occasion for the Chinese. Any number with 8 is good but best to avoid any 4s.

I made the background using a Club Scrap stamp of two small bamboo leaves and tone on tone. The fish are cut out from a Stampendous stamp. Double Happiness is by Hero Arts. The silver embossed Kanji writing is by Sunday International - one of my most used stamps I believe :) All papers are from Club Scraps Fruit & Vine kit. Fish & Double Happiness are embossed using Chinese Red EP. I wish I had detail gold embossing powder on hand. It (gold and red) would have been more appreciated than silver and red. But after sitting there for a while all my gold ep has gone bad. Not only does it stink to high heavens, when embossed it looks almost black. None of the other embossing powders have deteriorated in this manner. And since the local RS store is quite a distance away, silver it had to be.

1 comment:

Aragorn said...

It's quite nice! Hope that the receiver would appreciate it~