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Okanagan, BC, Canada
Welcome to my crafting blog. After retirement, my husband and I moved to a beautiful location in the Okanagan area of British Columbia. I love all paper crafts including mixed media, journaling and cards. I also dabble in papermaking, photography, fibre art, and altered books. I am an active member of several card and mixed media groups and on the design team of several challenge blog. I love the world of blogging, it has opened many doors for me. My favourite quote is by Maya Angelou. “You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” I hope you join me in my search for my creative side. Thanks for stopping by!


Saturday, March 10, 2012

Life is Good in Leather

I created this card tonight for an upcoming technique swap for a Yahoo group I participate in called The Rubber Inkers.  The faux leather technique is an old technique using making tape to create the effect of leather.  The directions on Split Coast Stampers’ web site uses distressed inks to colour the masking tape but I used the original method I had been taught many years ago and rubbed shoe polish on the masking tape then rubbed the masking tape with a soft cloth to get the desired look.  
The Dirt Bike digi stamp I used for the card is by Kenny K downloads.  I have purchased several of their digi stamps because of their uniqueness and sense of humour.  They have such a great selection of stamps for male themed cards. 
Thanks for stopping by.  Do something creative for yourself today.  There are endless possibilities.


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