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!
“Peacock Magic” – Photo Greeting Cards of peacocks & a peacock painting/collage art of mine. We all love peacock’s beauty – the magic shimmer of their feathers & the fan that is displayed when they open their tail all captivate our imagination like they are a creature from an Arabian Nights fairy tale.
These peacock photographs were shot at the San Diego Zoo where wild peacocks walk the trails with visitors. “Peacock Jewel Tapestry” is a Japanese brush painting with gelli prints and a watercolor background all collaged together to create layers of beauty & magic.
These “Peacock Magic” greeting cards are perfect to use for any occasion. The inside of the cards are blank and each card back is hand-stamped with either a dolphin or pelican motif, which has been hand-carved & printed by Nancy Lee Artist By-the-Sea. Each card is 6 ½” x 5” with a 6” x 4” photo. These cards could also be easily framed to give as gifts or display in your home!
A set of six cards costs $20 plus shipping & handling. At this time, these cards are only available for purchase direct from the artist on Etsy.
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: