Welcome to my blog. Over the years that I have been stamping and paper crafting, I have so often been inspired by the ideas on other sites and blogs. I hope I can pay that back in some measure with my own. (In between laughs -- or cackles as my son calls it!)

July 15, 2012

Kanji Friendship

Today I want to share with you a Friendship card that I did with the Kanji stamps from Crafter's Companion.  I love these stamps because the calligraphy images are so simple and elegant.  To keep with the elegant theme, I limited my color palette to white, black and gold.

I started by stamping the Friendship Kanji in black ink onto white card stock.  I used an oval die cut to cut and emboss it, and then mounted it onto a scalloped oval using brushed gold card stock.

I used tissue paper from my stash, with a simple gold-line rose design.  I crumpled it into a ball, lightly smoothed it, and then modge-podged it to a sheet of scrap card stock.  After it dried, I trimmed it and layered it onto more of the brushed gold, then black, and then on to a folded white card base.

I used dimensionals to adhere the oval kanji image to the card.  I added pearls below the image and reprised them in the lower left corner.  The final touch was a narrow black ribbon, to which I tied a white tassel aqnd a gold heart charm.

I love it!  Hope you are inspired to try something similar.


  1. Such an elegant card. Beautiful.

  2. Absolutely beautiful Marge!

    Take care and Stay POSITIVE!