I made this card in honor of Children's Day here in Japan. Since this is the cut out challenge, I decided to cut out the carp and have them flying. On Children's Day, a part of Golden Week here in Japan, they fly carp flags everywhere. They represent strength, power & success; all things they wish for their children's future. Whenever I look in the gallery for Japanese cards, I see a tendency to always want to do cards in black, red and white. My card is bright and colorful in tribute to the Okinawan specialty fabric called Bingata. It is always bright and colorful much like the washi paper I used on the card. I added gold ribbon in tribute to Golden week and the Go-Yen coin for good luck. Thanks for looking. I had fun playing. Happy Children's Day & Feliz Cinco De Mayo!
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Sat, May 06, 2006 @ 2:20 AM
wow, thanks for the knowledge you shared!! my DS is big fan of most things Japanese, I did not know any of this...I do not even know what washi paper is.
BTW your card is
I did know about Carp being important...but not why, they are perfect on this card.
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Sat, May 06, 2006 @ 10:03 AM
This is gorgeous!
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