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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!


Friday, August 16, 2013

Artist Trading Card Swap with Embossing Powder

At Ink Fun Stampers this month I joined a ATC swap where the theme was embossing powder.  I thought it was perfect time to try a new technique from Technique Junkies called glazed shaving cream shapes.  In this technique you cut out your die cut from paper that you have dyed with shaving cream and reinkers.  I had not used the shaving cream technique for a very long time ans it was fun to experiment with.  Once I had my butterfly cut out I stamped it with a Italian love poem rubber stamp then coated the whole with clear embossing powder.  

The background paper for the ATC was made when I was playing with my reinkers and masking tape.  To complete my butterfly I added some pearls and outlined the the card with with my gold leafing pen.  Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have a very creative day. 


I would like to enter this ATC in the following challenges:

Card Crafter's Circle - Winged Things
Brown Sugar – Green, Blue and White
Stampin' For The Weekend -  Butterflies
Creative Corner - Anything Goes


  1. Wow.. great card.. thanks for joining our challenge at Brown Sugar. Good luck.

  2. Well Judy this is a delightful project to share . We don't see enough of ATCs . Love the mix of colours and that awesome butterfly .
    Thanks for sharing on Card Crafters Circle

  3. This was beautiful, love the colors.
    Thanks for joining us at SFTW.