Sunday, June 7, 2009

Little Japanese Girl

Hi! I am so excited! I finished making my first Japanese Girl card using one of the stamps from the HeroArts Three Japanese Dolls collection. As far as I can remember, I have always loved images, cultural artifacts, and anything cute from Japan (not just the Hello Kitty stuff). However, I am not a fan of the samurais or the manga anime.

I was so inspired after reading Patti Lee's blog where she featured similar stamps from HeroArts. As I started with my base card, I recalled that the uber-talented Patti loves the color red, and I thought, hmmm, why don't I use red? The red Japanese lantern paper (left of card) is from a pack of origami paper I've hold onto all these years. The gold cardstock also comes from the same package. The kanji writings (right of card) is from a 12x12 paper I bought from Joanns two or three years ago! And well, the black strip? It's SU's Basic Black cardstock. The doll was stamped on Whisper White using Basic Black ink; and then punched out with SU's wide oval punch. I used my old scallop scissors to cut the circle around my doll.

The sentiment "Thank You" comes from a retired SU set called Artfully Asian. If I did not have the pattern paper or the origami paper, I would have used the flowers from that same collection.

Thanks for looking!

Stamp: HeroArts Japanese Doll collection, SU Artfully Asian
Ink: Basic Black
Paper: SU Real Red, Basic Black and Whisper White cardstock; origami paper, DSP from Joanns
Accessories: SU wide oval punch, decorative chalk


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