Monday, January 23, 2012

Monday Madness... Imagine That!

Happy Chinese New Year!  For My Creative Time's "Monday Madness... Imagine That," Emma asked us to use our Imagines and create something with the colors red, white, and black.  How perfect for Chinese New Year!  I used the Silhouette Studio software to create my A2 sized card base by welding together a rectangle and the zig zag border that is one of the images that comes with the program.  On top of that I layered a piece of gold cardstock cut at 2 3/4" x 5 1/2" and a piece of 2 1/2" x 5 1/2" diamond patterned cardstock that I printed with my Cricut Imagine Black & White cartridge.

I definitely wanted to use a dragon for this card, since it is the year of the dragon.  This one is from the Silhouette Studio Online Store.  I cut it at 3.365" in both red and black cardstock.  I offset them a bit to give a shadow effect.  A little bit of gold Stickles made the dragon's eye.

For my sentiment, I heat embossed "Happy New Year" from My Creative Time's Small Talk stamp set with gold embossing powder.  I had to do a little masking, as the original sentiment had "Happy" above "New Year."

Be sure to stop by My Creative Time to see more projects by Emma and the design team!  Gung Hay Fat Choy!

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  1. Hi Katie wow this card is just so cool! Karen

  2. Like your Chinese New Yr Dragon Card. I made a Dragon using Designer's Calendar and placed it on a Notebook I altered.
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  3. card Katie! I love the dragon and the gold!! So cool!! :)

  4. So super COOL!!!! I just love the gold accents they are SO perfect and that paper from your Imagine is the perfect background paper too! Awesome job! Hugs- Glora

  5. I love this. The card is perfect for the Chinese New Year. Smooches... Felicia

  6. how perfect katie! it looks like you're lovin' your silhouette! this is FABULOUS card!

  7. A very bright and happy that zig zag at the bottom. Great job!
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  8. Katie,

    Oh my ~ this card is just PERFECT! The colors, the image (layering), the background and the zig zag bottom! The gold embossing and gold touches... just SPOT on!

    As always..LOVE it!

  9. What an awesome card... Sounds likenyounare really enjoying your new toy

  10. looks fabulous!! seeing this makes me want to go eat chinese food.

  11. What a great idea! The year of the Dragon! Way to go...I love it :)


  12. Love you card! The dragon is amazing and the cut is perfect!



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