I admit it, I had never heard of Best Creation till the January Kit at Scrapbook Obsessions was revealed. Check them out! I was amazed at the full range of paper lines, anywhere from uber cutesy to demurely nostalgic! J.R. chose this really Chinese line for a black, white, and red January kit. Here are two layouts I created with this kit.
Several sheets in this collection are variations (fonts if you will) on the character "福." Google translates it to "good fortune" or "happiness." Google omits the best translation: "blessing." After all, the Beatitudes in Chinese uses this character 福.
Whoa, when did I become a linguist and an expert in Chinese-to-English translation? I don't think so! Moving on... Blessings are indeed all mine... I broke out the Pagoda cartridge to cut the flowers and traced the edges with stickles.
A'ight, with a dragon yay-big on the paper, can I really not use it on a layout about the ultimate place for which the dragon is a symbol? The picture is of Tai He Palace in the Forbidden City. Behind us on the marble reliefs are dragons galore :) Does this layout hurt your eyes? LOL. Does the word 俗气 come to mind?? LOL.
Dotted stickles for a border: I used a Bazzill bling template to do this. It was quite convenient.
There will be more with this kit, I'm thinking Chinese New Year cards and some wedding cards, we shall see...