Sunday, December 28, 2014


The Oriental Stamp Art Yahoo group is always so busy with swaps and mingles!  Since I have never tried Origami....well, that I can remember anyway, I joined in the Mingle (1-4-1 swap).

  I did a version of Polished Stone with hand sanitizer instead of alcohol..... I added shimmer to it with metallic ink. The image is embossed using white detail EP. I used a Gold cardstock and used an embossing folder, then highlighted the raised portion with Metallic rub ons. I used a shimmer rose paper to fold my Origami butterfly.

 The very talented Sandy Nolan sent me a card- yikes- it is Gorgeous, isn't it???
I hope to play along more in the New Year- the group is so darn talented!

Thanks for stopping by!


kiwimeskreations said...

Fabulous work Shelly - love the red and gold colours together. The card you received is another work of art too.

Donna said...

How clever, to use origami on a card. I wouldn't have thought of that. Greta cards Shelley. Hope you had a fun Christmas! Happy New Year!

Stef H said...

good golly girl! these are fabulous... and gorgeous! WOW!

i haven't been back to the willis tower since i retired in 2006. i worked on the 75th floor!

wishing you and yours a very blessed new year.

hugs :)

Beth Norman-Roberts said...

Lovely card. The embossing is so rich and deep. Your card you received is awesome.

Dr Sonia S V said...

Loved the gold you used on your card Shelly. I am not too good at origami but this year I have been making easy origami trees galore!!
Dr Sonia
Cards Crafts Kids Projects

Darlene said...

Wow, the embossed gold panel is gorgeous! Love the shimmer and it really compliments the red so nicely.

Oragami, huh? Very impressive!! I'm all thumbs hehe

Kathryn said...

Beautiful cards and techniques! Love!

Pamellia said...

These are gorgeous Shelly! I love how you gave the cards an Asian feel to coordinate with the origami, very creative! Love the fiery colours and the embossed layer on that first one! Stunning! until next time, big new years hugs :)

*Vicki* said...

Both of these are really amazing designs Shelly!! Love the embossing on the top card and the polished stone on the second one!! I don't have patience for the folds! LOL!! Wishing you a Happy & Healthy New Year in 2015! Hugs & Smiles - *Vicki*
My Blog: Stamp Smiles

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

ah wonderful cards both of them Shelley remember making paper cranes hanging off bamboo mobile when at college and other such things but never for 2-d cards .. great work!
And every blessing of the LORD on your 2015!
Shaz in Oz.x

Terry said...

You always make such lovely cards, Shelly! Love the origami! Have a wonderful end to 2014 and a better 2015!

Penny said...

Oh, love your Asian design, Shelly! Really pretty color palette, cool image, and fab embossing! :^)
Hugs, Penny