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Re: SHARE A PHOTO OF YOUR EXCHANGE!
« Reply #30 on: February 03, 2015, 09:24:50 PM »
These are just too brilliant! I hope someday I get to make cards as beautiful as these. For the time being, I hope the cards I sent are appreciated XD

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« Reply #31 on: February 08, 2015, 11:35:33 AM »
Valentine's Day Exchange 2015

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« Reply #32 on: February 08, 2015, 12:48:51 PM »
If it makes anyone feel better, here's my VERY FIRST exchange card from the 2014 Valentine Exchange! I struggled with the nibs and ink so much. Seriously, I threw away about 20 cards! I had never addressed an envelope before and was terrified.


And here's one of the most recent, from the Broad Nib Exchange in October-ish 2014:


I feel like I improved a lot! Confidence was up, and there was a lot more practice under my belt, haha. Plus, getting cards from so many people of varying skill levels with different creative brains and interests is SUPER inspiring. Exchanges are my favorite!
« Last Edit: February 08, 2015, 12:52:13 PM by Briana »
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« Reply #33 on: February 09, 2015, 03:27:04 AM »
Briana, those bookmarks are gorgeous!
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Re: SHARE A PHOTO OF YOUR EXCHANGE!
« Reply #34 on: February 09, 2015, 05:45:35 AM »
Briana what a wonderfull idea! I love your bookmarks <3

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Re: SHARE A PHOTO OF YOUR EXCHANGE!
« Reply #35 on: February 09, 2015, 10:37:35 AM »
If it makes anyone feel better, here's my VERY FIRST exchange card from the 2014 Valentine Exchange! I struggled with the nibs and ink so much. Seriously, I threw away about 20 cards! I had never addressed an envelope before and was terrified.
...And here's one of the most recent, from the Broad Nib Exchange in October-ish 2014:

I feel like I improved a lot! Confidence was up, and there was a lot more practice under my belt, haha. Plus, getting cards from so many people of varying skill levels with different creative brains and interests is SUPER inspiring. Exchanges are my favorite!

That bookmarks ! I wantttt.... Beautiful !
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Re: SHARE A PHOTO OF YOUR EXCHANGE!
« Reply #36 on: February 09, 2015, 11:32:07 AM »
My favorite exchange so far was the Halloween/Day of the Dead exchange. I had just finished my Beginner Spencerian class so I used Spencerian to write the last name and address. I like to create a contrast in words, so I added the Pointed Textura (Gothic) for the first names. It was fun to drool the ink from the serifs/stems by swiveling the nib to a point (I over did to create more drama in the letters). I am not skilled with broad pen hands as I would like to be, but I am putting the time in. In high school I wanted to go to college for medical illustration. I even found a college, but then I found out I had to buy a cadaver (dead body), so I decided that was not for me. (I faint when I see blood.) So I drew skeleton bone hands holding a card with the address and info to get out those past creative feeling I had.


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« Reply #37 on: February 09, 2015, 12:36:07 PM »
Amy, how awesome is that???! So creepy and cool at the same time! :) :)
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Re: SHARE A PHOTO OF YOUR EXCHANGE!
« Reply #38 on: February 10, 2015, 01:37:25 AM »
Briana what a wonderfull idea! I love your bookmarks <3
That bookmarks ! I wantttt.... Beautiful !
Briana, those bookmarks are gorgeous!

Thank you guys so much! Those were by far my favorite thing I've calligraphy...ied ever!
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Re: SHARE A PHOTO OF YOUR EXCHANGE!
« Reply #39 on: February 10, 2015, 01:39:27 AM »
In high school I wanted to go to college for medical illustration. I even found a college, but then I found out I had to buy a cadaver (dead body), so I decided that was not for me. (I faint when I see blood.)

These are amazing! You always go above and beyond! Maybe you could do candy medical illustrations. Draw sugar skulls and those bone sweet tarts...
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Re: SHARE A PHOTO OF YOUR EXCHANGE!
« Reply #40 on: February 14, 2015, 12:26:14 PM »
This is my St.Valentine Exchange.
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Re: SHARE A PHOTO OF YOUR EXCHANGE!
« Reply #41 on: February 14, 2015, 06:59:36 PM »
Awe! Chiarag! I love what you wrote as your "love is..." answer!!!!
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Re: SHARE A PHOTO OF YOUR EXCHANGE!
« Reply #42 on: February 14, 2015, 09:58:07 PM »
This is a photo of my valentines exchange envelopes.  I really enjoyed participating and I hope everyone has received my cards... I say this because I was on a roll and also made them for my parents, in-laws and sister, but my sis (in Virginia) still hasn't received hers yet and it's been over two weeks! 😳


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Re: SHARE A PHOTO OF YOUR EXCHANGE!
« Reply #43 on: February 14, 2015, 11:31:28 PM »
This is a photo of my valentines exchange envelopes.  I really enjoyed participating and I hope everyone has received my cards... I say this because I was on a roll and also made them for my parents, in-laws and sister, but my sis (in Virginia) still hasn't received hers yet and it's been over two weeks! 😳

What a lovely design. Thank you for sharing ! :)

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Re: SHARE A PHOTO OF YOUR EXCHANGE!
« Reply #44 on: February 15, 2015, 02:45:05 AM »
Awe! Chiarag! I love what you wrote as your "love is..." answer!!!!
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