Today is the fifteenth day of the first month in the lunisolar year in the lunar calendar marking the last day of the lunar New Year celebration. Chinese called this day as Yuan Xiao （元宵）. It is also known as Lantern Festival. In the early days, young people were chaperoned in the streets in hopes of finding love. Matchmakers acted busily in hopes of pairing couples. The brightest lanterns were symbolic of good luck and hope. Therefore, it is also known as Chinese Valentine's Day.
Now, I am going to share with you a Valentine's card that I made for Waffle Flower February Challenge to celebrate this February, Month of Love!
The technique of the month for this February is Inlaid Die Cutting.
And the inspiration photo and sketch...
This card was inspired by the inspiration photo. The colors - Pink, Gold and a little touch of blue. When I saw the bed and the pillows - suddenly feathers pop up from my mind. It relates to dream and hope.
"Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul
And sings the tune without the words
And never stops at all."
And since it is the month of Love, I should create a card about love!
Do you notice that there's no sentiment on the card? I just let the picture says the word!
I love die cutting but you will surprise that I never play with inlaid die cutting. After playing, then only I know it can produce some truly incredible results. However, this technique requires a bit of planning.
I started with die cutting the Doily Circle from coordinating cardstock and patterned papers. “Puzzled” and replaced the cut pieces with the cardstock piece cut earlier, using tape on the back side of the Doily Circle to keep the inlaid piece in place. To inlaid the Doily Circle to the heart shaped frame, I cut out the inner heart shaped frame, overlay the Doily Circle that I puzzled earlier to the frame, die cut them with the same heart shaped frame lit. Repeat the steps of inlaid die cutting for the remaining outer heart shaped frame and Mini Twine Bow. Then, I cut Feathers in a separate white card base, and inlay the shimmering gold Feathers into the opening. Lastly, I “overlay” (cut and inlaid) the whole heart shaped frame that I completed earlier to the card based.
The result is cool, right? Let's join me to have some fun!
Make something new (card, layout, tag, planner spread, etc…) using the Inlaid Die Cutting, which is a must. The use of photo and/or sketch is optional. You can still join in the fun even you don't own any Waffle Flower Products. However, you will need to use at least one Waffle Flower product to be eligible to win. You could be the next winner!
The challenge ends on 25th February 2016.
You can link up on Waffle Flower Crafts Blog HERE.
Thanks for dropping by!
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