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!
CELEBRATION OF THE FEMININE GREETING CARDS
Just in time for Mother’s Day! A celebration of our lovely feminine selves. These handmade cards can be used for birthdays, thank you or “just because” as well. For more details about these greeting cards and to purchase them at my Etsy Shop – NancyLeeArtByTheSea go to:
HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY! These woven valentine “baskets” have been around for ages. They are a design fron Denmark and I remember making them as a child. This year I made them with printed paper & red paper to give them a different look. They have to be woven in a loop method – put one loop thru another loop and then put the loop around the next loop. If you do it just right, you get a basket that opens & you can tuck a little note in! Add a handmade envelope with 2 hearts stitched on & loop some embroidery floss around the hearts to close the envelope. Voila! Sweet little Valentines for those you love!