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Lunar New Year Card Design: Me And My Legend Stamp Set | Mama Elephant

Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am sharing a Lunar New Year Card Design using the Me And My Legend Stamp Set from Mama Elephant as the focal image. I designed for Charles to send to his english language students in China for Lunar New Year. I designed these cards during the holidays and set down and made eight of them. I made four each of the two designs.


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My Lunar New Year Card Design features the Me and My Legend Stamp Set (and the Me and Legend Creative Cuts), the New Beginning Stamp Set (and New Beginning Creative Cuts), and the Knot of Luck Creative Cuts all from Mama Elephant. I used all the stamps and dies to create the focal image on the card and the card front.


(Wondering what I used in this video/project? Everything is linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post, or in the text below. Compensated affiliate links used when possible).


Lunar New Year Me and My Legend Card Design by Rick Adkins

I knew as soon as I saw this set when it was released a few months ago I had to have it to do Lunar New Year cards for the kids and their families. In the Me and My Legend Stamp Set there are two dragons (one upright and one posed). I started out by stamping all the images that I would need to make the eight cards. I stamped the dragons in Hero Arts Intese-fied Black Ink so that I could color them all with my Ohuhu Brush Markers.


Lunar New Year Me and My Legend Card Design by Rick Adkins front view

Once I had all the images stamped I then worked on the card fronts. I started out by cutting my A2 top folding card bases from Neenah 110# Cardstock. And then I cut all my Matte Gold Cardstock (from Concord & 9th) to 4 1/4" x 5 1/2". Once I had all of that cut I worked on the overlay. I used Red Velvet Cardstock (from Gina K Designs) and the Knot of Luck Creative Cuts to cut out the Chinese key design on the panels and the oval die in the set to cut out the center from Hammermill Premium Cardstock.


Lunar New Year Me and My Legend Card Design by Rick Adkins side view

For the oval I used my Cloud Coverage Stencil (from Picket Fence Studios) to ink blend the clouds. (Which by the way is on clearance so if you are in the market for a good cloud stencil I would grab it now at $2.99 before it's gone.). To ink blend I used my small ink blending brushes and my Waterfall Ink Pad, Peony Ink Pad, and Sheer Freesia Ink Pad (from Pinkfresh Studios). Then all I had to do was glue it down to the center of the card front once the ink was dried.


Lunar New Year Me and My Legend Card Design by Rick Adkins Design 2

After that all I had to do was color all my images using my Honolulu Brush Tip Markers from Ohuhu. For the coloring I picked colors that would go along with the colors for Chinese New Year 2024. The colors for this year are a spring parrot green (or lime green) and emperor yellow (or bright yellow or turmeric). These colors relate to the elements of wood and earth, which complement the Wood Dragon year of 2024.


Lunar New Year Me and My Legend Card Design by Rick Adkins Design 2 Front View

Once I had all my images colored I could cut them out with the coordinating dies from the Me and Legend Creative Cuts. I added each dragon to a card front with a little foam adhesive, I used the 2mm Foam Adhesive from Scrapbook.com) for some and 1mm Foam Adhesive for some.


Lunar New Year Me and My Legend Card Design by Rick Adkins Design 2 Side View

To finish off my cards I stamped and cut out my sentiments using the New Beginning Stamp Set and New Beginning Creative Cuts. I stamped the sentiments using Enchanted Gold Pigment Ink (from Altenew) but you could use Antique Gold Pigment Ink if that's what you have. I stamped the sentiments onto Pitch Black Cardstock (from Hero Arts) and used the coordinating die from the to cut it out. I cut it out two additional times from white cardstock scraps so layer it together for stability.


And there you have it that's how I created some super cute Lunar New Year cards to send to Charles' students in China. I have linked and listed all the supplies I used on today's card below.


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Here you will find the list of supplies that I used to create today's card. All supplies are linked to supply sources below. Compensated affiliate links may be used at no cost to you.

Happy Stampin'

Rick Adkins














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