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Sunday, January 24, 2010


It seems the longer I make my cards, I see my "style" emerging.  In my own personal life I have always leaned towards things that are more "tailored" and have simple clean lines.  I do cards that have a lot of fancy flowers, embellishments, etc., but I always seem to prefer the cards that are more simple.  This one is a perfect example.  It was inspired from a sweet blogger friend, Cheryl, whose cards I adore.  It was from a layout she did at Splitcoast Stampers.  As I have said before, I love the simplistic Asian designs, and I find myself returning to them again, and again.  Like they used to say in design class, "less is more", and for me it's so true!  I still like to go beyond my comfort zone and experiment, but here I am again back where I like to be.  

The background paper is from a beautiful stack called "Far East" by Premium Stacks.  I gold heat embossed the stamped areas that are from a set by All Night Media.  Also I inked the edges with Distress ink, "frayed burlap".  Simple, clean lines and no embellishments and I love it!  MAHALO Cheryl for the great inspiration!


  1. What a gorgeous card, beautiful colours :o)
    Jackie xx

  2. Awwww Joanne, I am truly HONORED that you were inspired by something I created!!! That is awesome!

    I know what you mean about your personal-style. And I can see yours shining here! I find myself trying to step things up a notch, but when am done with a looks like my I already have a certain 'style' KWIM?

    Anyway Joanne....this one is just so pretty! I love your clean lines, beautiful bg papers too!

  3. I agree..I have found the same thing. My personal-style does come thru in my cards. I like the clean simple line look..not too fancy! This card you have done is beautifully done!

  4. I love what you said about your personal style. I like the clean line look too. The fancy ones seem to garner a lot of attention, but the clean lines always attract me! I love what you did here.


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