Destinations China collection by Lene Lok - Inspiration | Intricate Die Ink Blending by Keeway Tsao for Spellbinders

Destinations China Inspiration | Intricate Die Ink Blending with Keeway

Hi crafty friends! It’s Keeway from Kiwi Koncepts, and I’m here to share some inspiration with the Destination China collection by Lene Lok. Last time I created some traditional lunar new year cards with strong red and gold colors, but today I decided to take a softer take using the Lucky Clouds dies from the collection.

Destinations China collection by Lene Lok - Inspiration | Intricate Die Ink Blending by Keeway Tsao for Spellbinders

I love this die! Clouds often times symbolize the celestial realm, which is a setting that comes up a lot in the Chinese story tales I’ve read growing up, so seeing these iconic cloud shapes bring back a lot of memories.

Destinations China collection by Lene Lok - Inspiration | Intricate Die Ink Blending by Keeway Tsao for Spellbinders

Although this die is also intricate, the cloud shapes were still easy to ink blend individually, and I knew after putting in the work, it would create a very cool look. So I die cut the clouds out of Bristol paper, popped out some of the larger swirls, and blended each individually with Broken China and Tumbled glass distress oxide inks. I inlaid most of them back in, kept them in place with a little tape behind it, and removed some of the smaller niche cuts.

Destinations China collection by Lene Lok - Inspiration | Intricate Die Ink Blending by Keeway Tsao for Spellbinders

I carefully added foam tape behind the clouds and mounted it to a white A2 sized base card. I heat embossed the words ‘may you be blessed with health + happiness’ in white onto Neenah Desert Storm cardstock, trimmed it down to a thin rectangle, and added it to my card with foam tape. This finishes up the card.

Destinations China collection by Lene Lok - Inspiration | Intricate Die Ink Blending by Keeway Tsao for Spellbinders

I made a teeny little edit at the very end to add this little Monkey King (who travels on a cloud) to this card before it gets sent off. The legend of the Monkey King is an iconic Chinese Tale that my sister and I grew up with and I know she’ll love this card when she gets this card!

Spellbinders Supplies:

Other Supplies:

Desert Storm Cardstock, Versamark Ink, White Detail Embossing Powder, Distress Oxide Inks, ME Lunar Extras, ME Little Monkey Agenda.

Destinations China collection by Lene Lok - Inspiration | Intricate Die Ink Blending by Keeway Tsao for Spellbinders

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2 Comments

  1. I opened my email, and scrolling when my jaw literally dropped. lol SO simple and beautiful my type of style

  2. I absolutely LOVE these ideas and products! I wish I could afford to buy so many more than what I can right now!

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