Stamp Highlight | Zodiac Snake

I’ve used the adorable Zodiac Snake and the Turner Surprise dies for a fun interactive Lunar New Year envelope.

I started off cutting out my Turner Surprise parts – the tabbed circle from red cardstock and the scallop circle from Copic friendly cardstock. I also cut the Fortune Envelope from the same red cardstock and put it together. 


Using a stamp playform, I Started off stamping my snake on the white cardstock and masking paper. After cutting out the mask and placing it on my snake, and adding the flowers from Cherry Blossom Branch to my stamp platform, I placed the red circle on top. This is so I can stamp the cherry blossoms in the exact same place on the two circles. So I stamped on my red circle first, carefully removed it and stamped again on the white circle. 

I also stamped some of the falling flowers from the cherry blossom branch set on the red circle and then added a bit of shading to the flowers using a C1 copic marker. Then I stamped and gold heat embossed one of the sentiments from Lunar Sayings. 

For the white circle I colored in the flowers, snake and some ground and sky – if you want to see the copics I used, you can find a color map at the bottom of this post.

I made sure I did not color anything that was sticking out behind the red circle, since I wanted the colored scene inside to be a little surprise. 

I picked one of the small sentiments from Lunar Sayings and heat embossed on the white circle, overlapping the snake a bit. 

Then I assembled the Turner Surprise, if you need help with how this works, I highly recommend Rina’s video over on the Mama Elephant youtube channel. 

I glued my turner surprise directly to the envelope – but I would suggest using foam tape, as mine is very tight to turn. 

Supplies | Mama Elephant

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