I bought a set of ornamental alphabet rubber stamps without knowing if I’d ever use them, but once I tried it at home, I totally fell in love with the lettering.
I made some Japanese cards today.
For the geisha, I tried a vertical composition.
The Japanese woman with a fan is one of the new rubber stamps I purchased recently at a crafters garage sale.
These shiny Pacific Northwest frogs will look nice on a card. I’m just testing the coil patterns for now, that’s why I’ve used the half-frogs that were on the edge.
After buying a ColorBox inkpad, I practiced making flowers with a set of rubber stamps.
Today I made greeting cards using Japanese rubber stamps.
Here’s a dragon card.
Then a geisha card.
I was lucky a friend told me about a garage sale where vendors were selling mostly crafts supplies. I purchased Japanese rubber stamps, Japanese paper, and vintage illustrations to make collages.
I bought an old set of Japanese playing cards. I think they are called HYAKUNIN-ISSHU (100 Poems by 100 Poets).
The goal of the game is to match the poem with the author, but I can’t do it correctly because I don’t read Japanese.
The illustrations are beautiful.
I was thinking of using them for collage, but I would feel very bad breaking the set.