Video: DIY New Year Card Inspired by Chinese Wedding Dress

by May Sukyong Park

DIY New Year Card Inspired by Chinese Wedding DressHi, crafty friends! It's May here. I hope you are having a great start to your new year. Mine has been pretty good so far. I signed up for a gym membership and I'm planning to practice some Zumba, yoga, cardio…

Then I also registered for English classes, every morning Monday through Friday. I hope it will help me improve my English skills so I communicate better with you. :)

DIY_NewYearCard_AltenewToday I have a new year card to share that I made inspired by my Chinese friend's wedding dress. She wore a sleeveless silk dress with gorgeous floral pattern and bold color combination on it.

It's not exactly the same dress, but her dress looked something like this traditional Chinese wedding dress. So today's card can easily transfer to a wedding card using a different sentiment.

Here is a process video showing you how I created my card. You can watch it here or in HD on YouTube:

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How to make a new year card with bold color combination 

  1. Stamp the flowers and leaves from Lacy Scrolls with black ink on red cardstock.
  2. Add faux stitched details by diecutting the stamped piece with Stitched Rectangle die.
  3. Heat emboss ‘hello' from Super Script and ‘2016' from Modern Deco Alpha on a piece of black cardstock with gold embossing powder. Then die cut ‘hello' using Super Script die.
  4. Adhere the antique gold frame along with embossed pieces on the card front using foam tape.

4 tips to get a good impression when stamping 

  1. Place a foam pad under the paper.
  2. Tap your stamp a few times on the ink pad to get a nice ink coverage on the stamp.
  3. Check your stamp before stamping if it has some un-inked area.
  4. Stamp firmly on the paper with even pressure. Make sure you don't move the stamp while stamping.

DIY New Year Card Inspired by Chinese Wedding DressDon't you love the catchy colors on my card? Red, black, and gold… I'm already planning to use this color combo for my next project. And I'm so in love with the gold frame which added luxurious feel to the card.

That’s all I have for today! I hope you enjoyed seeing my card and got some inspiration. Thanks so much for stopping by. Happy crafting!Untitled

PS. I'm so excited for CHA(The Craft&Hobby Association) this week. Altenew will be exhibiting at CHA this year (Booth 2212) in Anaheim, CA. If you are going, make sure to stop by and see me as I'll be managing Make & Take sessions using January release on Sunday and Monday.


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Celeste Goff January 4, 2016 - 7:20 AM

Gorgeous card May! Love the red, black, and gold combo!

May Park January 5, 2016 - 1:40 AM

Thank you so much, Celeste! :)

Maria Rodriguez January 4, 2016 - 7:29 AM

WOW!! This card is gorgeous indeed!!! Love that shade red, the black flowers really pop on this card stock. That gold frame is beautiful, thank you for sharing.

May Park January 5, 2016 - 1:41 AM

I’m so glad you loved my card! Thank you, Maria!

Linda S. January 4, 2016 - 8:55 AM

Happy New Year. Thank you for the beautiful card. I love that it’s bold with a touch of gold.

May Park January 5, 2016 - 1:41 AM

Wishing you a happy and crafty new year!!!

conil January 4, 2016 - 10:59 AM

Classic combo and you really mimicked the pattern on those dresses. The gold is the perfect accent . Love your treatment of the sentiment. Looks terrific. Have fun at CHA, I know you’ll be a real attraction and a big hit. Wish I could be there to meet you.

May Park January 5, 2016 - 1:42 AM

You made me blush, Conil! Wish we could meet some day! Happy new year!!!

Harriet January 4, 2016 - 1:17 PM

Wonderful and very striking. I think your English is quite good.

May Park January 5, 2016 - 1:45 AM

Thank you for your encouraging comment. But you wouldn’t know how much time I spend to create one blog post. Then I consistently edit it to have less errors and mistakes.

Nancy Lynn Kenny Monahan January 4, 2016 - 4:01 PM

May, as I commented on YT, your card is absolutely stunning!!! You are such an inspiration and your creativity always amazes me! Thank you for sharing your talent with us.

May Park January 5, 2016 - 1:46 AM

Sometimes I was wondering if my video is good enough to watch since I rarely do voice over. So your sweet comment means a lot. Thanks so much, Nancy!

Rose J January 4, 2016 - 10:58 PM

Stunning card & the gold adds a very elegant touch. Lovely!

May Park January 5, 2016 - 1:47 AM

Thank you so much, Rose! (Love your name, ROSE!!!)

Shari January 5, 2016 - 10:10 PM

Gorgeous card, May. I have always loved Chinese dresses. They are so beautiful and elegant. This card is as well. I wish I could go to CHA. It would be amazing to watch you work in person.. ^_^ Have a great time. I’ll see what I can online. ???

Linda January 6, 2016 - 1:10 AM

I love the red card design ! It’s special !

Laurel January 7, 2016 - 2:17 AM

What a beautiful card!
And yes I am going to CHA and and very excited to see your booth and new releases!♡☆

Janet January 20, 2016 - 10:50 AM

Exquisite card, love the inspiration – this is bold and so very beautiful :-)


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