At the beginning of the week I entered a "swap" in a group I belong to called 'Oriental Stamp Art'
I am a newbie there and this is the first event I've entered. I have done swaps on my embroidery group and I love it! You meet via the web, all kinds of interesting people from all over the world with like interests. I met my Dear friend Lori K on one of these groups, and how great is this, she actually lives 15 miles from me, even though we live close by, I still don't get to see as often as I like, but our "road trips" and lunches and stitching get together are a lot of informative fun!
For this swap, OSA is made the theme "use a stamp that has never been inked before" This forces us to get the mojo cranked and do something we have never done before! Fortunately I had quit a few Asian stamps that haven't been inked yet, even if I haven't used them I really enjoy looking at them on my shelf, they are all little works of art!
For this swap I wanted to make 4 cards, one for my swap mate, one for my card wall and two to mail.
My First thought was to use my 'Great Wave off Kanagwa' by Hokusai.
I stamped it and tried using Glimmer Glaze. Well it was pretty boring, and I thought by the time I made it un-boring, I'd have spent a whole week on it and it would need a box to mail it. So I moved on to choice #2 the three Japanese women and the script.
My pictures take you through the card making:
Stamping the images, using SU craft ink and my Speedball stamp press.
Heat embossing, I use SU black embossing powder, I Love thier black embossing powder!
Working color into the images. For small scale I use sponge applicators and they work great and are very inexpensive. These are actually makeup applicators I purchased on Amazon for crafting , 100> $6.99
Progress and Mess.
And now the finished group:
I titled these cards 'Three Sisters', the chops are wisdom, love and peace.
The card is much more dimensional that looks here
The person I am swapping with will also receive from me this little pack of goodies, embossed images and papers and ribbons:
Here is a shot of the supplies I used not including the card stocks
Hope you enjoyed my card making! Have a wonderful weekend! ~Ginny