This rubber stamp was made by Hero Arts in the 1990's
He is a rather nondescript bunny and who knows what the calligraphyreally says, it is supposed to be a Haiku. The rubber in my opinion is to thin, making it difficult to get a good image. I'm not trying to be overly negative, it is that this stamp is a pain to use and for some reason it is a favorite of mine. I only use it once or twice a year, but there is something so charming about it I hang on to it!
I've never had good luck with it, way back in the 90's when I purchased bunny #1 I was so disappointed I gave it away. Then I missed it to much so I bought another one.
I used it a few times and then in a lot sold it again.
I stopped stamping for a decade and when I started up again I purchased bunny # 3.
I was very glad to find there was a swap hosted for it at OSA.
The first year, wanting to do something different to jazz up this guy, I approached the swap with my color wheel and made this card:
My intent was earthy with WOW color
What I ended up with was a 1 lb card that was totally over the top ugly. But because I put so much work into it I mailed them anyways, along with a few goodies so that my swap mates would still love me!
Last year I made this card, still trying to add some drama to it:
also trying out new Alcohol markers, I liked this one better and it certainly weighed less!!
This year I was feeling a little more inspired , I am happy with this bunny. Next year I will work on the bunny more itself and do some fussy cutting, but these were already a few days late getting in the mail so off they went!
do you have any stamps/images you have a love hate relationship with??
Leave a comment I'd like to know if you do!!
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