Category Archives: Woodblock Prints

SUMMER LANTERN GREETING CARD

Summer Lantern Card Instructions 2-22-2014

Summer Lantern Card 2-22-2014 WATERMARKSUMMER LANTERN GREETING CARD is my own design.  I like how the accordion-fold origami paper becomes summer lanterns swaying in the breeze over a Japanese woodblock landscape print.  

 

GEISHA & BUTTERFLY GREETING CARD

Asian Card by Marcia Reed 8-2013

TIP:  MICHAEL’S CRAFT STORES, BIG LOTS, 99 CENTS STORES, ETC. WILL START TO SELL 2014 CALENDARS SOON.  KEEP AN EYE OUT FOR CALENDARS WITH ASIAN DESIGNS (OR DESIGNS YOU LIKE) THAT YOU CAN PICK UP FOR A DOLLAR OR TWO.  THE PAGES MAKE GREAT COLLAGE CARDS !  

This card was created for me by a friend who recently retired from teaching a greeting card class.   The Geisha print is from a calendar page.  The butterfly is spangled with glittery flowers punched with holes.  One of the hole punches is in the Geisha’s hair piece.  Note the 2 red punches on the butterfly add an element of surprise to the color palette of the card.