Friday, January 20, 2017

Koi Fish Cards

Here is your fact/trivia lesson for the day. "Koi are a legendary fish. Graceful, vibrant, and one of the most recognizable fish in the world, koi are well-loved and respected. Often associated with Japan, koi actually originated from Central Asia in China. They were introduced to Japan by Chinese invaders. The koi got their name around 500 B.C, but the fish itself has been around for much longer. Fossils of ancient koi date back 20 million years." - from Koi Story
Koi fish stamp by Local King Rubber Stamp; hello stamp by W Plus 9
is embossed with gold powder on black ink.
I blended markers on the rubber stamps to color the images on these cards, and you can watch Lisa, the design artist for Local King Rubber Stamp demonstrate this on her YouTube video.

Koi fish and background stamps by Local King Rubber Stamp,
and hello by W Plus 9.

"The integrity and high sense of character koi are known for make them a popular tattoo choice both in Asia and America." This could explain why they are so popular with stampers, too. 

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