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Monday, January 20, 2014

Zen Birthday Wishes

Sorry I have been so absent from the blog in the last month!  Those of you who know me know I have a lot going on in my life right now - good things!  One thing that I'm excited about is that Magenta will have a new collection coming out very soon, so watch these pages or their blog for that announcement.  I have been seeing some sneak peeks and it will be fabulous!!

I recently took a little time and made a birthday card for a friend.  I didn't take a picture of the outside, but here is the inside of the card, opened up.  You can see I left a little space to write a Happy Birthday greeting.


I masked a space off with a heart shape that I die cut out of masking paper.  This gave me a clear space to stamp a message.  The tangles were done with a brown Micron 01 pen on Kraft card stock, and the stamping was done with Memento Rhubarb Stalk ink.  The tangle at the top is Por Fin - a new one that I recently learned. I prefer drawing it on a curve, rather than straight.

I like the effect of masking a space for stamping and then drawing all around it; I will definitely use this technique more!  I'm also liking the brown Micron on the Kraft.

5 comments:

  1. Is Por Fin for Fin? Absolutely love the inside card design . . . a real artist you are! would love to see the 'outside' too!

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    1. Thanks Debbie! Por Fin means 'at last' in Spanish. This pattern was created by CZT Cathy Staeven, and you can see the steps for it on her blog here
      http://atangledplace.wordpress.com/2013/05/20/at-last/

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  2. who makes the word stamp inside the heart? and, I too, like the brown micron on the kraft!

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