Our Story

My daughter and I have been making cards for our family since Belisa was 3 – she is 14 now. In 2019, we founded “Floating Tales Designs”, in order to share the cards, prints and paper ornaments with others. 

We paint with matcha tea, coffee, gold and sumie ink on papers from Asia. 

Similar to the Japanese concept of “Shibui”, which is an aesthetic principle that values simplicity and the subtle beauty of minimalism, it is our passion to create designs that are minimalist to inspire simple and meaningful lives.  Drawing on small delightful objects that may not be noticed otherwise, we emphasize taking life one step at a time, appreciating everything that passes. It is also important for us to show respect and admiration for plants and animals. With our cards, prints and paper ornaments we want you to send your love to you friends and family – not only during holidays but all the time.

Our cards are handmade and one-of-a-kind. We select papers that are recycled and FSC certified which means that our cards, paper ornaments and prints are made on paper that comes from responsibly managed forests that provide environmental, social and economic benefits. 

We donate 10% of our sales for the education of 11 children in a children’s house in Romania through Amurtel Romania.