Sunday, March 29, 2009

Postcard from Japan

This is another postcard in the series for a challenge over on UK Stampers Forum. This weeks challenge was to make a postcard from Japan. I wanted to achieve a sort of 'Floaty' feel for the background with the soft pinks of the Japanese Sakura.

I used:

  • Card (light moss green cut to 6 x 4 inches)
  • Whispers Dye Inkpad (Grand Cranberry, Port Wine)
  • Stamps (Kodomo - Learning from Bamboo & Plum, SeeD's Morsels - little flower)
  • Versafine Inkpad (Vintage Sepia)
  • Gelly Roll Glaze Pen (Sakura - Plum)
  • Paper Flower (Hand Crafted)
  • Flower Mask (made from cardstock)
  • Cream Paper
  • Pink Pearl embellishment

The card was cut to size and the flower mask moved randomly over the whole card with ink applied by a piece of cut'n'dry foam to produce the flowery background. The Whispers Ink was used for this.

The Kodomo Plum stamp was inked with Versfine vintage sepia and stamped 3 times as shown. The flowers were coloured with the Gelly Roll Glaze pen and allowed to dry. The learning from bamboo stamp was inked similarly and stamped as shown along with the work from the plum stamp.

The home made paper flower was applied with sticky pads and the pearl applied with glossy accents. The word banner was printed on the computer on cream paper, stamped with the SeeD's morsels stamp, coloured with the Whispers Ink and applied as shown with double sided tape.

Hope you like it :-)

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  1. I really like this one too, but India is still my favorite.

  2. The sepia ink looks great with the plum tones of this Sid, love it!

  3. Yes I do like it, very much. Has a wonderful soft feel to it. Love the structure of the flower too.

  4. That flower looks so pretty, in fact the whole postcard does!


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