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Across the Miles Valentine's Day Slimline Card

When I bought my stamp to mail this slimline card to the States, I was shocked to see my postage has gone up a whopping €0.46; it used to cost me €2.74 to mail a card weighing 20 to 100 grams, now it costs €3.20! Yikes!!! If this keeps up I may have to start specializing in CAS cards, or postcards – 20 grams is nothing in card weight.

The card's design is based on the one I used for this Mare-y Christmas card. I like this design. No dies are required and it's a nice vertical slimline rather than horizontal. I've found it's easier to accommodate vertical digis to slimlines. It's digi focal point is a freebie from Dearie Dolls – Snowy Valentine Mailbox. Mary Ellen isn't posting anymore, but she's kindly left her blog and all its freebies available.

Paper is Claire Fontaine's Scrap Dots, dressed up with a bit of ribbon and some hearts I picked up last Friday in Manor's sewing department sale bin for CHF 1.00. Annie BTN font was used to create the sentiment.

Supply List
Paper – cardstock, Claire Fontaine Scrap Dots
Digital Stamp – Dearie Dolls Snowy Valentine Mailbox
Embellishments – ribbon, hearts
Font – Annie BTN
Spectrum Noir Illustrator alcohol ink markers
Art-n-Fly white pen

I'm linking up with the following challenges: Little Red Wagon #639 – Slimline Cards, A Place to Start #202202 – ATG, Cupcake Inspirations #537 – Valentine Hearts, Dream Valley #263 – 2 or More Patterned Papers, and Pammie's Inky Pinkies #206 – ATG.


  1. WOW what a stunning card. I love the slimline and your coloring is amazing. Thanks for playing along with us at PIP Challenges.

  2. It´s a lovely card, Shani. I like these red and blues together. I hear you with the postage costs **lol** same here from Germany to the States.

    Thanks for joining our "Slimline Card" Challenge @ Little Red Wagon. Hope to see you back again soon.


  3. Oh Shani, such a beautiful card and love those papers!

  4. Gorgeous card, I love the papers you've used on the background. Great job with your colouring. Thanks for joining us at A Place To Start. Hugs, María.

  5. Your card is definitely worth the postage!!!

  6. Yep, postage went up here too. Wonderful card, Shani! I love the bold colours and that image and sentiment are perfect together.

  7. Awww... such a wonderful card! Loved the color theme. Thanks for linking up your creations at the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge!

    DT CIC

  8. I love this card!!! The red and blue is fabulous. Your coloring of that image is amazing! Thanks for playing with us this week at Cupcake Inspirations Challenge!!

    DT Member

  9. Beautiful image, love your coloring.Thanks for playing with us this week at Cupcake Inspirations Challenge!! Kanan - DT

  10. Wonder use of color and composition! This project has awesome graphic details that are uber appealing to the eye!

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