. . . a birthday card for one of our daughters-in-law, who's birthday is today. Recently I've played around with the etegami style of art in sketchbooks, but to be true etegami it must be a postcard that is mailed to someone.
I found some washi postcards at JetPens but the variety I chose doesn't have much "bleed". I also used a brush pen and watercolor rather than a line-drawing brush with sumi ink and gansai paints, not having any of the traditional supplies. I also haven't yet made a real signature 'chop' yet so I just drew it in with a watercolor pencil . . . which bleeds badly if moistened.
I glued the postcard to another card so it could be sent in an envelope -- not strictly a postcard now but I didn't think it would really matter. The rose pictured is one that is blooming next to our patio right now.