WELCOME SPRING & HAPPY EASTER ! Hand painted watercolor greeting cards filled with tiny laser-cut wood houses, origami paper eggs, spring cherry trees in bloom & bunnies busy decorating Easter eggs & hoppin’ down the bunny trail! Easter’s on it’s way! (Even the envelopes have lovely Spring trees!)
POP-UP ORIGAMI GREETING CARD – This card has a twisting motion that is so amazing to see! When you open the card a 4-panel folded card twists horizontal from the card and opens up! When the card is closed, the 4 panels twist to become vertical and flat so the card can close flat! Pretty amazing eh?! I wrote down instructions with measurements and all so you can make your own. The “pop-up” mechanism is simply made up of mountain and valley folds and then folds down to become a house shape. The paper with the 4 panels is then glued to the pop-up mechanism and voila! A magic card that you made yourself! I decorated my card with leaf prints made by rubber stamping real leaves & then water coloring them. An Ode to Autumn!
HAND-CARVED RUBBER STAMPS MADE INTO POSTCARDS – I hand-carved these rubber stamps to look like woodblock prints, stamped them & then hand water-colored them. I mailed the postcards to myself to make sure they would survive the USPS postage machines. This series of greeting cards are made in such a way that the postcards are only temporarily attached! These are embroidery floss stitches or photo corners on the cards to hold the postcards in place, but then I can remove them to see the lovely sea shell postage stamps & the message! Some of the cards are also embellished with tiny sea shells, sequins and starfish or shell beads, too! I entered these cards into a summer theme competition at my greeting card group & will use the post cards in a collaborative art project with San Diego Book Arts. It’s fun to create something like the hand-carved rubber stamps & then see how many ways I can use them!