“Hapkido Master”

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Hapkido Pic Close Up Stamped

This card is for my eldest brother inspired by his Mastery of Hapkido.  This is the last of the four cards I pledged to make him so this post is bittersweet.  I have enjoyed making cards with him in mind because he has so many talents that coming up with a card themes was probably the easiest it’s ever been for me.  However, given that he’s a male, it was a battle at first to not use flowers or ribbon or bows or pink in my card creations.    I did however, get to use perhaps my favorite card element: BLING (glitter, stickles, wink of stella, anything that sparkles).   BLING is apparently universal and gender-neutral.  As always the sparkle doesn’t show up well on camera but trust me it’s there.

So I was also excited to make this card because I was able to use a Joanna Sheen die I hadn’t used before.   If you’re not familiar with Joanna Sheen she lives in England and has an online craft store.  Some time ago I ordered 3 dies from her online store but I hadn’t had an opportunity to use any of them until now.  The best thing about ordering from her online store was that the shipping was FREE and you can’t beat that especially coming all the way from England.  The down side was it took a little longer to receive my purchase, about 10-14 days. She has beautiful edge dies.  I also purchased one of her lace edge dies that I can’t wait to use.

My brother, like Joanna Sheen, is an author.  You can get the first book in his latest police thriller trilogy on Amazon eBooks and you can go right to it by clicking here .   Below is a little teaser:

Materials Used-  Dies: Martial Arts (Joanna Sheen), Stitched Speech Bubble Edges Dies (MFT);  Embossing Folder: Brick (Taylored      Expressions); Ink: Pumice Stone (Distressed Ink)


Until Next Time,


 God Bless & Happy Stamping!  


2 thoughts on ““Hapkido Master”

  1. I like the card. You have captured the masculinity you desired. I’m not seeing evidence of a bubble edge stamp. What should I be seeing?
    I wish this card could be shared with the family.

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