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