Chinese New Year

January 29th, 2011

Hi Everyone

Can’t believe Chinese New Year is around the corner on the 3rd of February. I won’t be able to go out to celebrate the occassion which is usually held on Sunday because I will be doing a craft show in Stevenage on the 6th but at least I will be going home to my parents to eat and celebrate on the actually day… 3rd February.

It is the year of the Rabbit this year. Don’t know anyone born in this year, I was born in the year of the Tiger! Rooooooaaaaaaar!

This Oriental card is made on a C6 white base card but you can use red for luck!

Oriental card with red and gold chinese traditional writing

Red and gold themed oriental card

I have gone for the traditional red and gold but added a touch of black for a contemporary feel. I have covered the top half of the card with a red and gold print Chinese word print paper. On the bottom edge of the red oriental paper, I have stuck a piece of  thin red satin ribbon to go with the oriental feel.

I found this on a website for Chinese traditions ‘ Chinese people use typically red color to paint their windows and doors, as has been the custom for ages. The red color is in use as a symbol of gladness and is one of the abundantly used colors during the New Year period along with the color gold which symbolizes prosperity and good fate. The red color is as well meant to ward off wicked spirits and omens from the homes of the people.’

Red and gold traditional colour scheme for chinese new year card

Gold star used for red and gold theme oriental card

I have looped a piece of red oriental string through the hole of the gold star and mounted it onto a piece of red paper. Layered onto a piece of gold mirror paper.

Oriental star topper for card making

Close up of pretty red oriental star

I looped a piece of red oriental string through the red star and stuck the star just below the gold star.

5 Responses to “Chinese New Year”

  1. Michelle says:

    Hi Mei,
    This card is very elegant and I love the gold and red colours, it is very traditional. Michelle x

  2. krasimi says:

    Hi Mei,
    very stylish and full of beauty that card.

  3. Suzi says:

    Lovely card Mei, so clean and crisp looking. Love those little pillow charms.
    Hugs
    Suzi x

  4. MayJay says:

    Hi Mei,Great card and lovely blog.

  5. Christine says:

    Hi Mei what a lovely card, simple but making a bold statement. I bought a pack of these padded stars a while back so will have to try your design using card from my stash. Best wishes Christine

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