Thursday, February 28, 2013

Wishing You Good Fortune

I'm always looking for stamp sets that will work well for masculine cards.  I think I've found one in the new Avery Elle Good Fortune set.  The fortune cookie and Magic 8 ball images and coordinating sentiments in this set are great for masculine cards! I used the set along with this week’s sketch from The Paper Players to put together this card.

I went with the fortune cookie image for my design. I colored the fortune cookie with Spectrum Noir markers and cut it out, then used dimensional dots to attach it to a round panel. After curving the “wishing you good fortune” sentiment a bit on my clear block, I stamped it to fit inside the outline of the fortune strip. The cutout strip extends out from underneath the raised fortune cookie image.

I went with a somewhat traditional Chinese new year color scheme for the design. I used a piece of red on red patterned paper from one of Echo Park’s mini collection kits to cover most of the cardfront. I used a strip of shimmery gold paper for the long panel that extends down from the top of the card. A strip of golden yellow dotted washi tape runs down the center of the panel to add a contrasting pattern to the card.

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Materials Used:
from i {heart} papers: Avery Elle Good Fortune stamp set, X-Press white cardstock, Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Spectrum Noir markers (GB1, GB2, GB3, GB4, GB6, TN3, BT2), Echo Park Toy Box Mini Collection Kit, My Mind’s Eye washi tape, Sticky Thumb dimensional dots 

Other: Riding Hood Red cardstock (Stampin’ Up!); gold paper (Target); circle dies (Spellbinders)


  1. This is adorable! Gotta love those AE stamps. Your color choices are great on this card--that washi tape is perfect! Great layout. Bev

  2. What a cute image! And your colors work really well together. Thanks for playing along with The Paper Players this week.


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