As soon as I saw these Avery Elle stamp and die sets at HM Ben Franklin Crafts , I knew I HAD to buy them. They are so perfect for lots of local cards, photo frames, etc. It was so easy to to stamp the bowl image and add the words and smiling face. Using the dies made cutting a no-brainer. Copic pens were used for coloring. I 'discovered' an old Mari and Me wooden stamp with the Japanese characters which worked perfectly on the printed washi paper. I wanted the bowl to stand out so I didn't heat emboss the black ink. Maybe next time I'll heat emboss the characters with gold powder since the paper did have gold highlights. Anyway, I do like the way this card turned out and I'm adding it to my stash of cards. Happy Mail might be coming your way!