There isn't much atmosphere in London for Chinese New Year as expected. But my hubby said there would be some activities in Chinatown on the 6th February which is the 4th day of CNY. Just realized that CNY is not exactly based on a Lunar Calendar but Lunisolar that incorporates elements of both Lunar & Solar calendars.
Since there isn't much of a big event here in the west, CNY card designs are limited in those Asian shops. So I decided to make them this year. Wanted to create several not-so-staunch-china-red cards. So, here is my 1st design.
|Made a DIY stamp for a chinese character. 福 means blessings.|
|I think I did alright for someone who isn't chinese educated. This stamp is definitely|
worth keeping, eh? By the way, it was used on the inside on the card.
|The 1st design for CNY card 2011.|
I am planning to make more cards tonight. This next batch will be made to look more conventional. Have to rush the production as I hope for the cards to be delivered and received by some loved ones overseas in time for the celebration.