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1,000 Nights Anniversary Card

Posted by Jennifer

When fellow OttLife Blogger Autumn asked me to create an Arabian Nights-themed card to celebrate her anniversary with her boyfriend, I was extremely flattered. It was a project with a challenge that I looked forward to.The theme was inspired by the middle-eastern part of Nick's heritage. Autumn used a Pinterest board to share some images that inspired her, then we got together so I could ask her some questions and get a better feel for the project. I gathered some samples of the new handmade [Read More...]

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I Heart Rubber Stamps & Coloring

Posted by Jennifer

I absolutely love rubber stamps and colored pencil. They can serve as an excellent cheat when I don't have time to create an original drawing. Rubber stamps can also come in handy when you want to create a series of color variations.For the card featured in this post I went for the colored pencils, blending pens and added some glitter accents.Once I finished the artwork and the glue holding the glitter was completely dry, I used edging scissors to trim it and the accent color papers I chose to [Read More...]

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A handmade card for your Sweetie!

Posted by Jennifer

Why wait until next Valentine's Day to tell someone you think they're sweet? Tell them any time with this cupcake-themed card.The color scheme for this project was really driven by the envelope I selected. I made sure to use my OttLite Folding Task Lamp ***shameless plug*** when selecting the card stock so that all of the colors were complimentary.After I established the size of the card and cut the window opening for the cupcake drawing, I traced the window size onto my drawing paper. Then I [Read More...]

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