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11.18.2008

Best of Luck Graduate


Good evening everyone! I'm in for a quick post to participate in K.Werner's Color Challenge. Not feeling too chatty tonight, but that's probably because I'm working on tomorrow's post. Tomorrow is our wedding annivesary, so please be sure to stop back through for a special posting full of pictures, stories, and even a video!

To make this card:
  1. Make card base by trimming cardstock to 4.25" x 11", then score at 5.5".
  2. Trim patter paper to fit inside of the card base.
  3. Trim orange cardstock the same width as pattern paper and about 2.5" then punch with scallop edge punch.
  4. Adhere orange cardstock to patter paper and ink around the edges.
  5. Stitch around the edges of the pattern paper.
  6. Tie yellow ribbon around focal point.
  7. Die cut start out of felt using cuttlebug. Ink around the edges.
  8. Stamp sentiment on purple cardstock, then apply clear embossing powder and heat.
  9. Die cut the sentiment using circle nestabilities.
  10. Adhere star on top of ribbon, then pop sentiment off of it.
  11. Stamp sentiment above ribbon knot.
  12. Adhere buttons.
:: My Goodies {Best of Luck Graduate}::
Stamps: SU!-Great Grads; Verve Visual-Great Expectations
Ink: Chocolate; Chestnut Roan; Versamark
Cardstock: CTMH-Orange; SU!-Elegant Eggplant
Pattern Paper: SU!-Designer Series
Accessories: dimensionals; thread; sewing machine; circle nestabilities; cuttlebug star dies; cuttlebug; buttons; twine; felt; clear embossing powder; heat gun; scallop edge punch; PTI-stitched lemon tart ribbon
Technique: Stamped
Card Size: 4.25 x 5.5

23 comments:

SmilynStef said...

Love the polka dots, stitching and buttons ... great card.

Butternut Sage Designs said...

Hey Ashley, I love the button and ribbon detail on this card! Fabulous! ~Donna

Hannah-Cherie said...

love the buttons too, cute card!

Karen Sullivan said...

very unique and original - I like the way you used the star

sari hänninen said...

i love this one!!!!

Sylvia Nelson said...

Really nice card!

Leonie said...

I can never seem to use a star that looks good, yours looks fab! Well done

travelingmama said...

What a great graduation card! And great use of the colors too!

Cindy Major said...

This is really cute!

Deanna said...

Gorgeous!

Kari said...

I LOVE this card!!

Angie Tieman said...

Awesome card!! You totally rocked with these colors! Love the polka dot paper and the sweet little buttons too!

Sherri Barron said...

Very Cute!

Becky said...

WOW! The way you got the eggplant to pop! Fabulous!

Happy Anniversary!

Kate's Life said...

WOW! Love it!

nelliemaeii said...

Cool! I like this!

Radiogirl said...

Wow, I like the stitching and the craft paper. I also like the circle on the star. Nice sentiment and the ribbon and bow too! Very nice.

CeeCee said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Love the balance between the elements and you've played the colors beautifully.

travelingmama said...

congrats on top 20! yeah!

Sherri said...

Cute! ...love the polka dots!

Lisa Brown said...

Great card Ashley! Love those polka dots!

Butternut Sage Designs said...

congratulations Ashley!!! Woohoo! ~Donna

Karla said...

Ashley, congrats! as usual a great clean cut and wondeful use of the color!!! Love it!

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