Monday, May 4, 2015


This is my entry to the newest challenge in Tim Holtz's book, A Compendium of Curiosities Vol. 3.  If you don't have a copy, you can get an autographed copy HERE.
The 'Embossing Diffusers' technique we are using is found on page 61 of the book. 

It's hard to photograph glitter, but my little fairy is quite sparkly as she checks on her collection of
butterflies.  She is stamped with Versafine Ink and dusted with Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder.

I used Shimmer Spray on the jar to make it sparkle.  The butterflies are colored with Distressed Markers.

This is a close up of the 'sand' the jar is setting in.  It is Glossy Accents  mixed with glass micro beads.  The butterfly-fairy-jar stamp is by Prima.

The sponsor this time is Inspiration Emporium. They have a $50 gift certificate for a lucky winner.  The 'Curiosity Crew's' choice will receive an assortment of products from Tim Holtz and Mario Rossi.  

                                                         Thanks for stopping by...


  1. That is SO cool!!!!! I LOVE how you used the diffuser to showcase the jar of butterflies. AND using those microbeads for the sand--is just terrific. The seam binding bow even mimics the little fairy's wings! WOW! What a beautiful project.

  2. How fun is this! I love this Springy sweet card. Love the jar front and center with the embossing diffuser and those sweet butterflies and fairy. Lovely!!

  3. Clareene...Your card front is so pretty. I love the springy and happy! :) Your little jar with the butterflies is adorable as well. I adore the orange and yellow embossed flowers of your background. The white oval really pops! Thanks for sharing with us at CC3C. <3 Candy

  4. Love the embossing. Love the colors. Love the card! Tfs

  5. Beautiful card, love the Spring inspiration, the bright colours and the sparkle and glitter details!

  6. This is so sweet! LOVE your colors and LOVE LOVE LOVE the mason jar with BUTTERFLIES! two of my biggest passions! wink. Great use of the technique! Thanks for joining the fun at CC3C!