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11.11.2008

Stand Alone


Some cards can say enough by themselves, so that's why I left this one blank, so to speak. I did not put a sentiment on the front because I thought it would take away from the card, plus, I did not want to limit it to one use, such as birthday, when it could be used for a notecard, or anniversary, or thank you (you get the point). So, I call this a stand alone card.

Here is how I did it:
  1. Make card base by cutting cardstock to 4.25" x 11", then score at 5.5"
  2. Ink negative side of embossing folder with chalk ink (negative side is the side with the cuttlebug logo - just in case you were confused like me at first). Inking the embossing folder will give you another color to your cardstock and make it have more texture.
  3. Place the card base in the embossing folder and emboss in Cuttlebug.
  4. Trim strips of green cardstock, then adhere randomly on card base.
  5. Adhere paper flowers to tops of green strips.
  6. Add buttons to the insides of flowers.
  7. Cut leaves from green cardstock, then adhere to stems.
  8. Scallop edge punch pink cardstock, then adhere to blue cardstock.
  9. Adhere the blue cardstock with scallop edged pink cardstock to the bottom of the card base.
  10. Tie green ribbon around the bottom base of the card into a bow.
  11. Adhere small paper flowers around the knot.
  12. Add stickles to the centers of the flowers.
**By the way, I have not forgotten about holiday cards, I need to finish some more up and I should have them posted by this weekend. I hate being late!**

:: My Goodies ::
Ink: Colorbox Chestnut Roan Chalk
Cardstock: PTI-Spring Moss; PTI-Aqua Mist; PTI-Kraft; CTMH-Watermelon
Accessories: dimensionals; PTI-spring moss satin ribbon; CTMH-summer posies; green buttons; Ranger-lime green stickles; SU!-scallop edge punch; cuttlebug; distressed stripes embossing folder
Technique: Stamped; Dry Embossed
Card Size: 4.25 x 5.5

5 comments:

Wendy said...

Ashley!!! This is gorgeous! I love the bright flowers with the Kraft cardstock! Well done!

Janet Bagnall said...

Ashley - this is absolutely beautiful. It is definitely a card to stand on it's on. Thank you for providing the information about the negative embossing - I'll have to try that. Have a great afternoon.

Angie Tieman said...

This is fabulous! I love the flowers, the texture, and the yummy ribbon!!

Catherine said...

WOW, Ashley. Love, love everything. From the background, the flowers, that gorgeous ribbon and your color combo...just gorgeous!

Kelly Jo said...

this is beautiful!

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