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.