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Monday, February 25, 2008

Always BasicGrey

Today's Technique Challenge was to use at least 2 patterns of designer paper. I used 4 as well as a solid dp. They are all BasicGrey Scarlets Letter from a 6 x 6 paper pack. I love the smaller patterns and the ease of choosing from an assortment. The bird was inked using Tim Holtz distress ink in Fired Brick, rock n rolled in Vintage Photo, spritzed and stamped. I did the same with the berry branches. The only cardstock I used was Basic Black for the mat under the main image and the circle sentiment and card base. The edges were sponged with Fired Brick, Vintage Photo and Black Soot. The tiny photo corners were created by punching a 3/4" square out of DP and cutting in 1/2 on a diagonal. I used temporary Dotto to stack them together and stuck them on a piece of scrap paper. Then, using the same 3/4" punch, I punched out the center notch creating the photo corners. I hope that makes sense! The label holder is by Making Memories.


  1. What a great card! I love your photo corner idea...have to try that for making different sizes...fantastic!

  2. amazing Shelly! It is so elegant and organic at the same time - just beautiful. Thanks for the how-to on the corners - I would have been trying to figure out how to cut them perfectly freehand LOL ;o)

    ~Nancy - inkblocks

  3. Just absolutely awesome! I love that paper and the torn edges on the corners!

  4. I'd give this card a 10...PERFECT!

  5. Oh how wonderfully shabby and completely chic! Love this.


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