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