New Paperbabe August Stamp Release

Fancy a bit of a sneaky peek at some of the new August release stamps from Paperbabe Stamps*? I think you will like these!

Kim Costello has designed some stunning Japanese-inspired stamps this month for Paperbabe Stamps. There are some beautiful MayLeeDee stamps, which you can get as digis or clear stamps. Then there is the gorgeous Oriental Zen stamp set with its wonderful Kimono silk fabric style designs that I’ve used on my makes today.

(BTW – you might have already noticed that I’m using affiliated links* in this blog post. If you want to know more about them then please read my Disclaimers and Disclosures.)

The wonderful Japanese theme of these stamps made me think of antique Inrō which are small, decorative containers that used to be worn like a pouch from a sash around the waist. You can see what I mean over at the V&A website or if you do a quick Google search of course (other search engines are available!).

I’m always fascinated by these little containers when I visit the Japanese sections of my local museums and they inspired me to alter some dominoes to mimic some of the small scale designs you see on the panels of the Inrō.

The stamps fit beautifully and I just love the way Kim designs her stamps to be used both individually and to be layered on top of each other like a jigsaw to build elements.

The colour comes from stamping with coloured Archival ink then I added colouring details with my Prismacolor pencils.

I’ve also used some newspaper pages, Distress inks and a gold leafing pen to finish the dominoes.

Aren’t they beautiful stamps? They go on sale over at Paperbabe’s Etsy shop* on Friday 9th August 2013 but checkout the Paperbabe blog for lots of inspiration and sneaky looks at the new stamps over the next few days.

Thanks for popping by.




  1. August 6, 2013 / 9:47 am

    Oh how beautiful! I love where you have taken your inspiration from, so cleverly. You are such a generous ambassador for Kim's lovely stamp range,

    Lucy x

  2. August 6, 2013 / 12:36 pm

    Wow, blown away, those dominoes are stunning, I love your take on the stamp designs and I'm also intrigued by those little containers!
    Thank you so much!
    BiG HuGs
    Kim xxx

  3. August 6, 2013 / 1:22 pm

    Hi Kim WOW WOW I love the way you have used the stamps,I love everything oriental,thanks for sharing.

  4. August 6, 2013 / 2:11 pm

    OMG these are gorgeous sweetie, you know I have a huge thing for fishes, or anything oriental really stunning drooling now hugs Pops x

  5. August 6, 2013 / 5:01 pm

    oh wow these are fabulous all the detail you have got on to something so small 😀

    xx coops xx

  6. August 6, 2013 / 5:02 pm

    Absolutely Beautiful. Hugs Rita xxx

  7. August 6, 2013 / 5:46 pm

    Fantastic Kim,I really love them! Xxx

  8. August 6, 2013 / 6:51 pm

    Oh wow, they do look like great stamps and I love what you did with them, – just beautiful!!

  9. August 6, 2013 / 9:28 pm

    Kim, these are simply stunning. Great looking stamps, and I love how you've decorated the dominoes. The colours are gorgeous and the touch of gold makes all the difference. Thanks for sharing ……. Linda xx

  10. August 6, 2013 / 9:42 pm

    What lovely little pieces Kim – they really are so very beautiful.

    Toni xx

  11. August 8, 2013 / 1:46 pm

    These are stunning!

  12. August 9, 2013 / 2:37 pm

    These are utterly lovely, Kim… I've just got some bamboo dominos, so I'm now very inspired to play, thank you!
    Alison x

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