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Friday, September 18, 2015

Asian ATC fan Swap

At the Oriental Stamp Art Yahoo group, we exchange ATC's with a theme each month.  For September our theme was fans.

 I stamped and embossed my fans and used Pan Pastels to color them in. I then added highlights with Copics and a Stardust Gelly Roll Pen. I was not happy with the ATC- looked blah, so embossed a little more of the base cardstock and cut it in strips, then layered on one more fan.
 The stamps were a freebie with a magazine- Cardmaking and Papercraft.

My partner Louise Howe sent me this ATC:

 What a beauty- hope you can see the shimmer from the Perfect Pearls she used : )

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

18 comments:

Maxine D said...

Shelly both the ATC's are beautiful in their own ways. Love the embossed red strips on yours.
Blessings
Maxine

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Shelly, these are gorgeous! Love the Asian flair!

Lisa said...

What a gorgeous card!! I love the pretty fans!! The card you received is beautiful, too!! Have a great weekend :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

jimlynn said...

Both the one by you and Louise are so beautiful! There's just something about an oriental fan that always grabs me because they're so pretty. Love these Shelly.
Lynn

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

Beautiful creations from both you and Louise. Very elegant.
Wishes
Lynne

*Vicki* said...

These are both very stunning Shelly!! Really love the gel pen coloring with the dark background on the second one...really striking! :)

Beth Norman said...

Both fan ATC's are gorgeous. If you like to read you might enjoy Lisa See who writes Chinese historical fiction. I've read everyone of her books including the three mysteries that she started out with.

:: BlueInks :: said...

I like how you used red and stamped on the dry embossed portion. It really looks good. I too think your friend's card with the heat embossing looks so great!

Lynn McAuley said...

Both you and Louise rocked this challenge, Shelly! I love your Oriental ATCs!

Katydid Cards said...

Love this design! Very clever.

MaryH said...

These are _so_ pretty. I like the way you've treated the embossed strips on #1, with the lovely fans. I have that oriental EF and don't think I've ever used it. Thanks for showing how nice it can look on a card. Also loved the designs on #2 as well. Good job! TFS & Have a great week.

MiamiKel said...

Oh both of these are just gorgeous, Shel! I really like how you give the Asian flair in crafting a whole new playing field! Both are just fabulous - ♥

Tammy said...

Gorgeous card Shelly, I love the colors you've used and the embossed strips! Louise card is beautiful too!
Hugs, Tammy

Donna said...

Wow! Gorgeous work. I've always liked the oriental look. I've gotten behind on visiting blogs so I am trying to catch. Hope you have a wonderful week!

Penny said...

Really beautiful, Shelly! Love the stamped fans, the design, and papers! :^)
Hugs, Penny

Terry said...

I have to say I always love your detailed ATC's and these are just gorgeous! The fans are so pretty! Sorry to be so far behind in blog commenting!

chingaling ling said...

Both are stunning Shelly! Gosh, I didn't know people were still active in yahoo groups. I just deleted my membership in my cyber clean up.

Donna K said...

Shelly this is gorgeous. We spent 7 years in Okinawa so I always have a fondness for asian theme creations. I love the ATC your partner sent as well. Lovely work! I hope you're doing well and that you have a GREAT weekend!