In the Lunar Calendar, today is 立春 (Beginning of Spring), I hope all the unfortunate events happened at the Singapore Club I volunteer will come to an end, and SPRING brings hope and happiness, things will be going smoothly from today!
Chinese New Year is also on its way (February 19th), that inspired the New Year Card I make today......
for the challenge:
the cover plate I used is the latest release from PTI China Town cover plate
Red and Orange is the lucky colors for Chinese
I cut out the chinese characters 快乐安康 from my red packet....
快乐 means Happiness
and 安康 means safe and healthy
these are some of the things people said to each other on Chinese New Year, wishing your friends happiness, good health and be safe throughout the year, I framed it with gold trim because gold is another lucky color in the Chinese culture.
Wishing YOU, my friends 快乐安康 too!
When I finished the card, I saw a white area at the bottom of the card, kind of an eye sore for me, so I used the negative from this die.....
to make some confetti..... it symbolized red fire crackers, where you can see during Chinese New Year at most part of the world that celebrated the lunar new year (not from the place I grew up though, but I do seen it in pictures growing up) and gold coins, Chinese do like those, LOL!
I feel like I have to explain a little about the red packet I mentioned earlier too (seen here next to my card on the right)
the red packet is like a little envelope where you put money inside, give it to your kids, other children and your elderly like parents, grandparents during chinese new year, you'll received them regardless how old you are until you get married, then you give to others, that is why my sister refused to get married, LOL, just kidding!
Overall, I am happy with my Chinese New Year Card, how about you?