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Entries from May 2009

Newsprint Reveal

May 11th, 2009 · No Comments

This intriguing technique was featured in the April/May 2009 Technique Junkie Newsletter. I stamped the train image with VersaMark ink on a scrap of newspaper and embossed it with clear powder. Next I brayered Basic Black ink over the paper and wiped the embossed areas clean with a soft paper towel. I tore all four […]

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Tags: simply delicious

Featured Stamper: Debbie Corbari

May 10th, 2009 · 4 Comments

Today I made my very first ATC (Artist Trading Card). These little 3-1/2″ x 2-1/2″ cards are very popular, but I had never made one until now. It’s all because I wanted to CASE this card in today’s Featured Stamper’s gallery. Debbie’s owl image is larger than the one I have, so I had to […]

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Bright Pink for Dawn

May 9th, 2009 · 3 Comments

I really wanted to make a card for Dawn McVey’s color challenge last week (loved those colors!), but I ran out of time. This week, she picked dark grey, medium pink, bright pink and white. The bright pink is what threw me off; like I mentioned before, I am not a Bold Brights girl at […]

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Tags: clean & simple

Kraft is Kool

May 7th, 2009 · 3 Comments

I love making cards out of Kraft card stock (oh, and then slip them into those matching Kraft envelopes!). That’s why I just had to participate in today’s Ways to Use It challenge on SCS: Kool Kraft. The design is clean and simple, and uses Fall-to Layout #39 from the clean & simple stamping blog. […]

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Thanks a Bunch!

May 6th, 2009 · 10 Comments

Just a quick, simple card for today’s Sketch Challenge on SCS (SC227). I also used the yummy color combination posted by Kristina Werner (#51). The textured designer paper really makes the card, don’t you agree? I had fun attaching the 1/2″ circles alongside the edge of the image panel, for a larger scallop. Thanks for […]

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Tags: clean & simple