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Friday, July 25, 2008


Last week I was making a card using Heiroglyph Horses and wanted to see how the Jumbo Java color would look embossed on the light green textured paper. So I practiced on a smaller piece not intended for my card that I was making(see post from July 17). Anyways, that practice piece was laying out on my work table and today I decided to incorporate it into a birthday card I needed to make. I planned to have the green sheet matted squarely by the brown sheet, but when I dropped them both, they landed at angles to each other-I liked the look and decided to stay with it.

that's serendipity!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Simple Sketches

This card was created from a Paperwings sketch challenge yesterday. I have never made a card from a sketch, believe it or not, and I now think this a great way to go when you can't think of a design layout. This is different, too, from "casing" a card-that is, making one to look just like, or very similar, to another because you start with only a sketch or drawing. You still have to decide on color, images, embellishments etc.

I used the heiroglyph horses and linear sentiments stamp sets as well as Sands of Time paper. The horse and dots were stamped with Jumbo Java VersaMagic ink and embossed with clear powder. If you read this and are inspired, I would love to see a card you make with this same design.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

I am back from Rhode Island.

My angel friend Sandy invited me to her home for her catalog debut today. She had Penelope and Angelee papers cut out for 2 make and takes. The card on the right I made using Angelee paper and the Build a Floewer set. The other is a 6x6 scrapbook page using the Penelope paper and the More Abundance stamp set. I plan to put a picture of my grand daughter on it using the punched flowers as corners.