These Maneki Neko (Lucky Cat) cards began with a Wonder House die set that I purchased in Japan. (I think merchandise from this company is available online.) This set appeals to me because all the dies from the mat to the bell to the flowers are included. I like the first example because of the background paper which came from a Basic Grey 6x6 printed card stock pad.
On this second card I decided to try sewing some twine through the holes in the mat. I loved the die cut flowers so much that I used them on the third card.
Color-wise I liked this card the best even though the background paper came from a cheap origami pack...LOL! Because I didn't want the holes in the mat on this card, I turned the inner die upside down so the holes wouldn't be cut out.
Here is a view of the back of the card which shows how the cat's tail holds up the card so it can be a tabletop display.
I learned that the Glossy Accent liquid can be used as a quick drying glue that is more fluid than the 3 in 1 Beacon glue that I usually use and the Glossy Accent bottle has a fine tip too. The cards and envelope for these cards are Studio G products and only cost $1.25 for a pack at Ben Franklin Crafts. The Japanese characters on wooden handles are old ones from my collection but there are lots of similar stamps that you can purchase. In the photo above you can see that I have washi tape holding the cat and mat parts together so I don't have to align them every time I want to cut out and impress the main pieces. I hope you enjoyed visiting this blog site and will return often to see what I've created. Please leave a comment if you have some time. I love hearing from you. Mahalo!