For this project, I added another character to the mix, and instead of a card, I made a bookmark. I stamped the character a second time on some yellow decorative paper and then cut it out for the outfit. I didn’t realize it but I think it looks like gold which was a bonus.
The next few days are a series of cards and bookmarks that I created for Lunar New Year. This one is a small card with just the ox. They’re all about the same layout so they were easy to get done in one session.
I enjoy making Lunar New Year cards for my family and this year is the Year of the Ox. So I grabbed by favorite stamps for this occasion – Sister Stamps. Last year I found a sentiments set by Mama Elephant that I added to my collection. I decided I would color them all on the Neenah Desert Storm paper and add some cherry blossoms hanging down from the top. The color inspiration for the ox came from Ferdinand the bull.
I’ve been collecting a match boxes and specifically like to look for vintage or unique ones at antique stores or flea markets. There are not very many but occasionally I’ll spot one for a good price. I even found a small vintage pill box that I’m excited to use one day. I would like to create small scenes in them like a world of their own but I’m afraid I’d ruin them in the process. So I decided to buy some to practice with and spotted this interesting brand on Amazon: Swedish Three Stars Safety Matches.