Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Holiday Cards with an Old Japanese Print Look

When I saw these two Hero Arts Bold Print stamps, I was immediately drawn to them because they reminded me of old Japanese block prints. With that in mind, I experimented with colors, inks and stamping techniques and came up with these three cards. The looks are really limitless.  Mostly, I used Ranger Distress Oxide inks, Memento Permanent Inks, and flicked on silver Liquitex ink. The words on this card are actually readable but the glare on the sparkly silver embossing powder distorts the letters when photographed. It says, 'Have a magical holiday season.'
This card with Nuvo platinum embossed words is more subdued like the old style Japanese prints.
For this one I used a strip printed with the words to cover up the 'too bright' white heat embossed words.  Nothing gets wasted in my craft room!  Even the 'less than perfect' stamped papers get turned into tags or small cards. Keep holiday crafting and repurpose/recycle everything!



eunice said...

These "block print" holiday cards and tag are stunning! Love the color combinations and magical effects you achieved using the different inks and embossing powders; so pretty. You'll be hearing lots of wows from friends and family who receive these holiday treasures!

Annette Allen said...

oh wow these are totally gorgeous.. very creative.