Wishing You a Happy and Healthy Year of the Rabbit!

Happy Chinese New Year to everyone! This year is the year of the Rabbit. The sign of Rabbit is a symbol of longevity, peace, and prosperity in Chinese culture. 2023 is predicted to be a year of hope!

Today I have a card to share in wishing all of you a prosperous year ahead!

For this card I wanted to create a stencil embossed look. I inked a piece of white cardstock measuring 3 1/4″ x 4 1/2″ using Spiced Marmalade Distress Oxide ink. I laid the Ripple Tide stencil on my inked panel, then put a piece of baby wipe on top, followed by an embossing mat, then an impression pad at the very top. I ran the whole sandwich through my die cut machine (Sizzix Big Shot).

The moisture from the baby wipe reacts with the Distress Oxide ink producing a soft and subtle pattern on my panel.

I adhered this panel onto matching Santa heavyweight cardstock of A2 size, leaving a 1/2″ border.

I stamped out two koi from the Legend of the Koi stamp set and die cut it using the coordinating die. I gold heat embossed the sentiments from the same stamp set onto Santa heavyweight cardstock and adhered them onto my patterned background.

I put foam tape on the back of the koi for the added dimension added a little sparkle on them using Wink of Stella glitter pen, and finally finished the card with a few gems.

I hope you like this inspiration! Wish you all a lucky year to come!

Sharon for Penguin Palace