Remember your early card making days when you didn't even know what a focal point was?
I do, but then I used to make stamps by carving raw potatoes! It worked!
I have a stack in my stash called Cherry blossom, I'm not sure who made it. The papers are so pretty and unusuall they can really stand alone for card making. I belong to a group called Tanoushi Swappoua, Japanese for 'beautiful swaps'. It isn't an Asian art group only like OSA , but we do do a lot of Asian style cards.
This swap was themed Cherry Blossom. When I signed up I had just this paper in mind along with a stamp .
This is a lovely Magenta Stamp # 0643P if you are interested. I love magenta stamps and not only do I use them to stamp with but I collect the as well, it is the only brand that I collect. They went in to business in 1992 and I bought my first stamp from them in 1994, it was love at first sight. Sometimes it is a love -hate relationship because they can be a pain to get a good image from!! you you use Magenta stamps you will know what I mean!
You might look at this and wonder how I can pull these three together? The answer is: I couldn't !!
trying tp place that image anywhere on these two papers would have bee a disaster, so I opted to not use the stamp, but copy the look of it.
I prepared my 5x6 base
and began fussy cutting my focal image:
a few minutes later and here is my card:
I actually managed to get my sentiment fully inked and straight!
I hope your weekend is going well! Steve and I are enjoying a weekend at Cape Cod!
Thanks for stopping by,