Saturday, January 28, 2017

The Year of the Rooster

Happy Lunar New Year! Today starts the Year of the Rooster. I know that I am late and the day is almost over. I should have planned this post better but oh well, I am going to show you the card I made for this occasion anyway. It's very CAS.

Stamps: Picture Show (rooster), JudiKins (calligraphy background)
Dies: Spellbinders (circles)

The card is cream colored because I found white too stark.

My blogging friend Izzy who also posted a card for this occasion (check it out here, it is phenomenal) used the same color scheme and described why:
Red is the traditional color for the Lunar New Year. It announces a happy event and is a symbol of prosperity and happiness.
Gold is a symbol of nobility and wealth.
Black is a symbol of strength, nobility, and honesty.

I made my card a week ago and sent it out already so it would arrive by today. I did not copy Izzy's color scheme but used it intuitively. Izzy's card is much more spectacular. Check it out!

This excerpt is from an email my acupuncturist sent out:

Rooster qualities – commitment, loyalty, honesty and outspokenness – can help us all in 2017. The Rooster’s vivacious and charming energy draws people to them and they can be quite influential. In 2017 with Rooster energy abound, we can all be change-makers.

All my best wishes for a happy year of the Rooster!

Be well,


Greta said...

What a beautiful Asian themed card, Susanne!

Anita in France said...

Fabulous detailing, Susanne ... the blend of textures and rich colour is brilliant ... a perfect Chinese New Year card! Hugs, Anita :)

Isabelle Siry said...

Superbe ! Tu sais ce qu'on dit : les grands esprits se rencontrent ! (Great minds think alike !) 😁
J'adore ton cercle rouge avec les symboles chinois (c'est un tampon ?), et ton tampon de coq est tout simplement génial ! Bon, pour l'année prochaine il faut qu'on trouve un tampon de chien !
Un grand merci pour le très gentil commentaire dans ton post, ça me touche beaucoup !
Happy Chinese New Year à toi aussi et contrairement à toi, je n'ai toujours pas envoyé mes cartes (heureusement qu'ils fêtent ça pendant 15 jours !).
Izzy Scrap

Daen'Ys said...

Wow, die sieht klasse aus - brauchs't gar nicht bescheiden sein!! Hoffen wir dass uns der Hahn bessere Zeigen bringt denn ich glaub es geht weltweit immer mehr Bergab!

cm said...

Fantastic card to celebrate the Year of the Rooster; a year that looks to be quite 'dynamic'! Hopefully, that forecast of vibrancy, energy and positive change will visit both of us this year!

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Echt super! Meine Schwester hat mir auch eine Hahnen Karte geschickt. Wo hast du denn die Münze her? Dann wünsche ich Dir alles, was Deine Karte verkörpert fürs neue Jahr!

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