Hello crafty friends! Happy New Year! Gung Hay Fat Choy! Today is the celebration of Chinese Lunar New Year so I'm posting a card I made to mark this great occasion. I love to make festive and pretty cards for this special celebration. CLICK HERE to see some of my other Chinese New Year cards from years' past. I have lots of friends who celebrate this beautiful cultural tradition. Do you and your family celebrate the Lunar New Year too? This year is the Year of the Fire Rooster. Is it your year? CLICK HERE for the list of the years and the corresponding animal. I am a DRAGON! Yep! Gotta love that. 1964 was a very good year indeed. I have lots of Dragon friends. We are strong and fierce!
People born in the Year of the Rooster are known to be observant, hardworking, resourceful, courageous, and talented. Roosters are very confident in themselves. That sort of makes sense! Famous people born in Year of the Rooster include: Donny Osmond, Jennifer Aniston, Bob Marley, Caroline Kennedy, and Jennifer Lopez.
I made a festive card using some brand new layering stamps from Hero Arts, and some vivid Avery Elle Inks. This big rooster is perfect for this card! It is really fun to ink up all the pieces of these layering stamps and watch it come to life!
This card came together with a clean and simple and graphic layout. I made a crisp white A2 cardbase from Neenah paper. Then I layered kraft paper on top of that. I used an old stamp (maybe 20 years old) of some pretty Chinese Calligraphy in deep black ink on red paper. After stamping all the layers of my Rooster, I die cut around him with a Stitched Circle Die. The stamp for the Calligraphy is not made anymore - but I did find one on Ebay and linked to it in my supply links in case you want it!
My ink color choices are below in the supply links. You could have a lot of fun with this guy - stamping him in all different colors and variations. I chose a traditional look of gold and red since it was for Chinese New Year. He is a proud fella!
Thank you for stopping by today! I'm happy to be back in the studio and finding my groove! Lots going on and I feel like my head is spinning. Trying to zen out in here! I must organize! LOL. I have a really fun project today on the Simon Says Stamp Blog. I hope you will click over and see it! And, leave a comment for a chance to win a prize package. (It goes live at 8am EST). Thanks for being here for me. Love you. Mean it. XOXO
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