Year of the Rat

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.

For my kids, I like to create a bookmark that they can use for the year and include it in the envelop with the money. It’s a little something extra I enjoy especially if I see them use the bookmark. 😉

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

Miyako

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 are the Markers I used on Miyako:
E30, 31, E04
B000, BG01, 02
R12, 05, 27, 29
T0, 3, 5, 7 
BV23

https://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/2854552

Mei Li

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 are the Copic markers I used on Mei Li:
B00, 02, 06
YG21, 23, 25, 63
E000, 30, 31, 04
T3, 5, 7
RV10, 13, 34, R85
Y32, YR24
R12, 05, 29
C3, BV23
https://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/2853804

Buddies

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.

These are the Copic markers I used on Buddies:

B000, 02, 04, 97
YG21, 25, 17, G19, BV20, R02, E04
E41, 44, 47, 49
E50, 55, 57
E000, 30, 53, 04
C3, 5, 7
W7, 9, T5, BV23

Year of the Dog

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.

Ai with Taiko Drum

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:
BV20, B00, 02, 06, 97
T9, 7, 5, 3, BV23
C1, 3, 5, 7, 9
R12, 05, 14, 27, 59
E42, 43, 44
YR30, 24, Y32, 26
E000, 30, 31, 21