I was so excited when Amy at Tsuruta Designs asked me to join her for Woodblock Wednesday this week. We have several of the same wood mounted stamps. Most of them inspired by us taking classes from the very talented Julie Ebersole, at one of the last remaining true stamp stores in the Seattle area, Impress Rubber Stamps.
I haven’t been creating much in the last year or so but something about these woodblock stamps made me smile so I just knew I had to join in. I colored the flower stamp with waterbased markers and then used the old huffing technique to activate the ink and then stamped on the cardstock. I think it turned out great almost like I watercolored the flowers. That sentiment though, while I was stressed making this card, mostly because I couldn’t find the items I was looking for, it did make me happy to be using my creative brain so much so I made a second card!
I used the same coloring technique but with different colors on this card and I really like it. Both of these cards give off a soft vintage feel, that could just be me but hey, they say art is in the eye of the beholder right? Haha
On a side note, both of these cards were out of my comfort zone. I tend to like more structured and linear fonts and these are more “creative and freeform” but they have grown on me and hopefully that means I have grown my comfort zone circle a little bit. I have to keep telling myself it’s only paper and I can throw it away if I don’t like it and to just keep trying new things!
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