Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Chinese New Year!

When my lovely bloggy pal Emily Leiphart announced that she had put together a Chinese New Year blog hop, I was so excited! I have such vivid memories of celebrating Chinese New Year growing up in Vancouver - probably the most vivid being the Dragon Dance going through Granville Island Market - with the dragon collecting red envelopes from all the business owners ;) Being within a few feet of the dancers & music is a truly unforgettable feast for the eyes and ears.

AND THEN when I discovered that my other lovely bloggy pal Lisa Arana was participating in the hop by designing a digi to share, well, I knew how I had to play along.

Supplies: digi image by Lisa Arana; black & red cardstock; embossing folder by Craft Concepts

I thought the graphic flowers in the embossing folder mimicked fireworks, and of course I wanted to incorporate the colour red in my design. I've printed out the snake graphic twice, and fussy-cut one snake & popped him up on a smidge of foam tape for dimension.

If you would like to play along with a bunch of talented folks (and earn chances at some SERIOUS candy) go check out the linky & details on Emily's blog, Art From the Heart! 

xoxo,
Jessi

17 comments:

~amy~ said...

really striking with the embossing and black/red combo!

Emily Keaton said...

Very cool!

Lisa Arana said...

Ooooooo, awesome! I love how you popped up the snake and the embossed background is perfect. Love!

Lindsey said...

Those flowers make perfect fireworks, Jessi! What a great card. And now I want to go play at Granville Island. :D

walchowDesign said...

Awesome CNY card, Jessi!

Jingle said...

What a neat design! I love the black and red and how bold this is!

Dawn said...

Gorgeous colours - so striking. Love the beautiful embossed background.

Hugs

Annette said...

awesome card..love how you used this design..Happy Valentines Day..

Jenny said...

Oh yeah..... Fireworks indeed :0) perfect colour combo for a Chinese New Year card too :0)
Jenny x

Theresa said...

What an awesome card! Love the embossing.

lostinpaper said...

Love those firework flowers, you really are so clever!

Barb said...

Fab use of the image! Perfect embossing folder too...perfect card for that matter :)

Debbie said...

Ok, I think that a snake is the one animal that is not even cute on a card!! But I do love your card!

Jocelyn Olson said...

Oh yeah! The graphic red and black are wicked cool! I love the embossing in the background, too!

Glenda J said...

So striking! Great colours.

Emily Leiphart said...

Awesome card, Jessi! I love the embossed background and raised snake. Thanks so much for playing along!!

Wendy ten Hove said...

Looove the snake and gorgeous in the red and black!! Great choice for the embossing folder as well, looks like fireworks!! Love it!!
Hugs, Wendy