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.
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