Today we get to learn more about one of our May guest, Milka Gubo. Milka is sharing one of her faves. Scroll on down to find out about Milka Gubo’s favorite type of stamps, a couple other crafting faves.
I love cute images and Your Next Stamp has tons of them. Among all the cuteness, my favorite is a cute little frog from ‘Mini Sticky Note’, which I used on my today’s card. :o)Frogs are my favorite lucky animal totems. I have a lovely collection of them. Not real ones, of course, but wooden, stone, plastic…. and stamps. :o)
“Frogs are symbols of prosperity, wealth, friendship, and abundance in many cultures. In other cultures they symbolize fertility. In the Native American culture of the Southwestern United States, the frog carries a piece of wood in its mouth because the Mojave people believe frogs brought fire to humans. For the ancient Romans, the frog was believed to bring good luck to one’s home. Native Aborigines of Australia believe that frogs brought the thunder and rain. Frogs are said to be effective in speeding up recovery from disease. Among the ancient Egyptians and Greeks, frogs symbolized inspiration and fertility. In ancient Egypt, Hekt, the frog goddess, protected newborn babies, hence frogs were symbols of fertility and birth. The frog is also said to attract true friends and to help find long-lasting love.”
Source: 50 Good Luck Symbols From Around The World (https://exemplore.com/legends/goodlucksigns)
How I made my card…
I randomly stamped the frog on a watercolor paper panel several times. I colored frogs in a watercolor technique, my favorite coloring technique, using Distress Inks, my favorite coloring medium.
After coloring I glued the panel on a card base.A sentiment is from ‘Honey Bee’ stamp set. I masked one of the sentiments from the set and heat embossed it in white on a black cardstock paper. I cut the sentiment stripe to a desirable size, glued some 3-D foam on it, glued it on the card and my card was finished. :o)
Thank you for reading. Enjoy and smile!! :o)