Lunar Animals & the Year of the Monkey
Hello and happy weekend!
It's ALMOST New Year and today is the EVE -- where we will be having reunion meals with our family.
I made a few cards using Mama Elephant's cute lunar animals and extras stamp set. It was too cute to resist and just perfect for Chinese New Year cards!
For my first card, I wanted to fit all 12 zodiac animals on it but couldn't (haha!) so I did 3 animals instead. The previous year was the Year of the Ram (sheep), this year in gold is the Monkey and for next year it's the Chicken. Hence, why these 3 animals were picked :)
I added the Chinese hat and angpow (red packet) for the monkey and added some gold glitter cardstock to highlight him, since it is his year after all :)
I also gold embossed the 福 word in gold (which means good fortune/luck).
For my next cards, I created a scene using the fortune cat and the monkey again -- plus lanterns, firecrackers, cherry blossoms and more! I colored each of it using my Copic markers, then cut out each element and pieced them together. (Thank God for Silhouette PixScan)
Took me some time, but I liked how it turned out!
For the backgrounds, I used the WRMK Next Level embossing folders which are AMAZING if you see it in real. The dimensions are just WOW! I also added some Gold glitter Viva Decor to add to the shine.
And I can't seem to get enough of these lunar animals, I made another card!
Have a great reunion gathering with your loved ones and sooner than you know, it's time to usher in the NEW YEAR! :)