Happy New Year! It’s the Year of the Rat and the beginning of the whole round of animals as the rat is the first of all the lunar animals. “According to one myth, the Jade Emperor said the order would be decided by the order in which they arrived to his party. The Rat tricked the Ox into giving him a ride. Then, just as they arrived at the finish line, Rat jumped down and landed ahead of Ox, becoming first.” Read more HERE.
Copic Markers: R12, 32, 43 Bv20, 0 C00, 2, 4, 5
Stamps: Year of the Rat by Sister Stamps Good Luck, Prosperity, Long Life by Picture Show
For my project I’ve used Miyako from Sister Stamps. This is also some of the origami paper I found on my shopping spree this month. When this stamp arrived in the mail, even though it was past Valentines, I still wanted to make something. I added red enamel dots to some of the flowers on the background.
Here’s another bookmark I made and this one uses Mei Li from Sister Stamps. I used an envelope I found an Daiso while on a recent shopping spree. The sentiment is a cupcake stencil for “Laugh” and the dragonflies are Make it Crafty chipboard embellishments.
Here’s another bookmark I’ve made for the New Year. This uses Buddies from Sister Stamps and I added details with a white gel pen to the clothes. I stamped the frog twice so I could add a little more green in contrast to the red.
The Prosperity sentiment is from Make it Crafty chipboard embellishments. The Prosperity logograph is from a cupcake templates set that seemed to be the perfect size for stenciling. The ink wasn’t drying on the smooth paper I selected so I embossed it too.
Happy New Year! I’ve created some bookmarks to give away this year in my red envelopes and this is the first one I made. I was going for a off-set print look where the black and red ink are offset if they were printed by a press. It’s something I’m experimenting with and I think this one turned out just so-so. But it’ll make a great bookmark. 😀
I’ve used Sister Stamp’s Year of the Dog stamp and drew the two lanterns on sketch paper. The Good Luck sentiment is Make it Crafty chipboard embellishment.
I found some origami paper of Mount Fuji at Daiso and thought it would be fun to use. So I came home and made a bookmark with Ai with Taiko Drum by Sister Stamps. I actually liked how it turned out so this might be the one I keep this year.
The sentiment is a Make it Crafty chipboard embellishment.
Here are the Copic markers I used on Ai with Taiko Drum:
Here’s yet another bookmark that we’ve stuffed into a red envelope for someone in the family. Even though they are all similar, I’ve tried to make them a little different. This one uses Graduate from Sister Stamps. While coloring this one, my daughter learned about the graduation ceremonies and why someone is given a lei, or several of them. She says she wants to move to Hawaii now when she graduates but I promised her this is something we can do even in Texas. She excited about the prospect of receiving so many that it covers her face. LOL
Here’s another bookmark for our red envelopes. I’m sending out a few of them late and I’m going to try to get at least one more done but no promises. This one uses Katsura from Sister Stamp and I used a white gel pen to on the outfit to give it a pattern.
Yep, another one using Year of the Rooster from Sister Stamps. This little critter is easy to use and fun because of the many ways that it can be colored. I got the inspiration here. I already have two more picked out but I think I’m going to move on to some of my other Sister Stamps and share the ink. Plus there is another one made by Lydia that I wanted to share too. Her’s has been my favorite. 😀 Happy year of the rooster!
Here’s another wish I created to celebrate the Spring Festival and Chinese New Year using Year of the Rooster by Sister Stamp. My girls also used the same stamp and came up with a few on their own. I think these will be great bookmarks to use.