Hello! It is a very white Friday on Long Island. My husband stayed home, (which was great!) and I finally got to do my Macabre Monday card! This week’s challenge from Haunted Design House was “Gothic Asian Persuasion. What a fantastic challenge! I love that combination! I got to use two of my (seriously) all-time faves. What ‘till you get a load of these stamps!
I needed to take a pic of the stamps themselves because they are just so amazing. Both are from Inkadinkado. I have always loved Asian-styled art. Especially Japanese. The simplistic brush strokes, the exquisite beauty they capture in everything… I could really go on and on about it. I even took a course in college about Japanese Lit because not only is their art amazing, so is their literature. Case in point; my blog name is taken from Japanese lit. You can learn about Pillow Books in my intro box above! But on to my card!
So I repeated the bamboo several times in black, then in white. I made the white more subtle then the black. I embossed the cat on a separate piece of cardstock, then colored him in with chalk and colored pencil. Added a couple of cool scraps of paper that I thought worked perfectly too.
Then I remembered about these great metal chops I had from Tsuknieko. I just HAD to include them on this card! So I used them like a wax seal! I never melted wax for a card before! Here’s a close up:
The top character means Eternity and the bottom is Good Fortune. I love the pop of color and the dimension! I really love participating in these challenges! Barb comes up with some amazing ideas and I love to check out the participant’s projects! Now, I am off to see just that! Have a great night!