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


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