Thursday, February 3, 2011

Xin Nian Kuai Le!

That's Mandarin for 'Happy New Year!'This is the year of the Rabbit so I chose to use Haiku Bunny as the main focus on my card.   Haiku bunny was stamped on white with black ink, cut out then raise-layered onto the same image stamped on purple.  The Chinese symbol for luck, confetti & swirls and Happy New Year were all stamped in gold pigment ink.  All the stamps are from Hero Arts.
Red is the color of choice for Chinese, even down to your undergarments.  Red envelopes containing small gift (usually monetary) are often given to children.  We plan to eat at our local (authentic) Chinese restaurant tonight.  They don't speak much English so dinner is always interesting.  It becomes a case of pointing at the menu item very carefully and hoping the server has good eyesight. 

I wish you a prosperous new year...filled with lots of everything wonderful!


  1. I love your bunny. This is a very effective card, really striking. Good luck at dinner tonight ... point at something yummy!

  2. This is wonderful - I love the rabbit image, and he looks great with that paper and the coin!

    Oh, BTW, I got your envelope today - they look even better in person! Thank you!

  3. Wow, this really conveys the Chinese message! Great stuff!