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Entries from June 2013

Melanie’s Ombre Technique

June 29th, 2013 · 4 Comments

After frustrating the participants of the last shoebox swap I attended with a card that took a while to put together, I created a very quick and easy one for the swap we’re having today. It all started when I first saw Melanie Muenchinger’s ombre technique. And then this week’s sketch challenge on SCS provided […]

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Tags: clean & simple

Mother Teresa Quote

June 27th, 2013 · Comments Off on Mother Teresa Quote

My last card for this month’s Viva la Verve! sketch challenges was built around this amazing quote by Mother Teresa: “Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.” Week 4 called for a clean and simple card, and I decided to highlight a long sentiment in the oval […]

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Tags: clean & simple

Thinking of You

June 26th, 2013 · 1 Comment

This card was totally inspired by the photo accompanying the Viva la Verve! Week 3 sketch challenge. I embellished the dotted patterned paper by stamping Accent Notes images in gray and green ink. You may have noticed that (after I had stamped the entire pattern!) I dropped my green stamp and left a second generation […]

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Tags: clean & simple

Brighter Days Ahead

June 24th, 2013 · 2 Comments

A friend of mine is recovering from surgery and I hope this card will cheer her up. I used the Viva la Verve! June Week 2 sketch and three different sheets of the Cheerful Treat DSP. Even the sentiment was stamped on patterned grid paper. It was the first time I played with the White […]

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Tags: simply delicious

For Gita

June 22nd, 2013 · 3 Comments

I’m hoping my little sister has received her birthday card by now — for once I think I mailed it on time! Thanks to the Viva la Verve! June Week 1 sketch challenge I didn’t have to start from scratch with this card. After deciding which patterned paper I wanted to use, the card came […]

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Tags: truly elegant