JUDI WATANABE's love for cardmaking started as soon as she was tall enough to reach the mailbox. Learning to carve erasers led to her next passion, rubber stamping. Together with her husband, Rob, she grew JudiKins Rubber Stamps from a small business in their garage in 1989 to one of the most innovative craft product manufacturers in the industry today. Judi now travels the world teaching and demonstrating rubber stamping techniques with projects that strive to reflect her philosophy of "simple elegance."
*STARRED REVIEW "The author's extensive stamping experience certainly qualifies her to teach a variety of stamping techniques, from the basics of employing rubber stamps with dye, solvent, and pigment ink pads to using stamps to create designs for embossing and mixed media projects. Yet stamping is just a small fraction of what's presented here - there are also ideas for paper cutting and folding, creative embellishment using everything from silk flowers to washi tape to ribbons and charms, and a fascinating section on mizuhiki, a traditional Japanese paper cord...Although this is a cardmaking book, scrapbookers, art journalers, and mixed-media artists will also appreciate the image-based tutorials and the abundance of inspiring photos." - Library Journal