Saturday, July 14, 2012

OSA Mingle

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

2 comments:

  1. Great tutorial! you are an awesome artist and a good friend! road trip needed! LOL.
    Love the card you created with the three sisters!

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  2. Oh my gosh, these cards are stunning!
    Your style is great!
    Love the image and your papers.
    your work looks totally amazing and great color choices you used!

    I absolutely love the richness of your layering!
    Fabulous card design.... LOVE IT!
    congratulations Ginny!

    Have a beautiful DAY!

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