What a fun project!! A dear art friend of mine, Sharon, showed me her 3x3 book that she made for a swap. Wow...how cool! Since then, I have also read where they are referred to as "swing" books….probably because the binding is a simple ring. I also used the tiny metal tags for stamping partial images. I was amazed at how many "tiny" images you can use from a rubber stamp when you are only using a small portion.
This is my cover. I purchased the embellishment at a scrapbooking convention last summer. (I surprised myself at how much stuff I bought even though I am a rubber stamper and not a scrapbooker!) All the pages were made using double-sided cardstock.
The paper in the inside cover came from a package wrapping when I was in Beijing a few years ago. I also used their currency as an embellishment.
The postage stamps I used were given to me by my art friend, Minori who lives in Japan.
I really like using the wax seals. The impression says "Sara". I had purchased a few blank chops when I was in China and had them carved with words and names. I wish I had bought more!
I can not resist saving those fortunes from the Chinese restaurants! I have gobs and they always find their way into my art.
Josh paper is inexpensive and gives a lot of punch! I used Staz-On ink so that the Buddha image would not smudge.
I added a felt flower and a small pearl bead as her earring. I love using this stamped image a lot.
The little girl is stamped on gold vellumn paper. The dragon was made using a punch.
Tim Holtz has a product called "Fragments" that are clear tiles in all sizes. I really love using these!
I bought a box of photo paper from an office supply store. It is perfect for the rubber stamp images that you want to look like photos and a lot less expensive than the glossy paper that is sold "by the sheet". You will find that you can only stamp on the one side and I have marked my box so I don't have to try to remember.
I used Twinkling H2O's. I used pretty much full strength as I wanted it to be vibrant!