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3.12.2009

Bride & Groom


This week's K. Werner Color Challenge was just that...a challenge! I'm not a black/white kinda girl, so I had to keep it simple and DIG for gray. I did find some grosgrain ribbon and felt so I used both!

I don't know if you've noticed, but my recent cards have not used stitching and that's because I've broken another sewing machine! Somehow, I keep jamming the bobbin components. I'm going to take it to a repair shop soon before investing in another one. So, my friend Tessa always uses faux stitching that looks so real and I'd thought to try it now. I paper pierced holes using the Scor-Bug, then used a white Signo pen to create the 'stitch.' Easy Peasy!! But, does it look like stitching? Be honest!

Card Instructions
  1. Trim pattern paper to 3.75" x 5".
  2. Paper pierce holes and faux stitch.
  3. Tie a gray and black ribbon around pattern paper.
  4. Stamp frame and sentiment, cut out and adhere to pattern paper with foam adhesive.
  5. Punch butterflies and adhere rhinestones, then adhere to pattern paper.
  6. Adhere pattern paper to a pre-scored A2 white card.
:: My Goodies {bride & groom}::
Stamps: Papertrey Ink-piece of cake; Stampin' Up!-frames with a flourish
Ink: Stampin' Up!-basic black
Cardstocks: Papertrey Ink-white + prescored A2 card
Pattern Paper: Papertrey Ink-bitty dot basics
Accessories: Papertrey Ink-true black ribbon; American Crafts-ribbon; Michaels-felt; Martha Stewart-butterfly punch; Hero Arts-rhinestones; Uniball-signo pen; Scor-Bug

18 comments:

Joan B said...

Yes, I thought it was real stitching. I am in Fairfax and am hoping your talent rubs off. LOVE your work....

Hannah-Cherie said...

BEAUTIFUL card!

Jessica Rosario said...

I do the faux stitching a lot (because I don't own a sewing machine) and to me your stitches look real. Love your card design. Your work in general everything is so fresh and classy :)

Have a good one

Devon said...

Another knock-out card! Simply gorgeous!

GabrielaD said...

Absolutely GREAT!

Wendy said...

Hey you! This is absolutely fabulous! What a card!

Angie Tieman said...

Wow! This is gorgeous! It does look like real stitching!

Winter said...

Very pretty! I have to get me a butterfly punch this week, they are so cute!

Savitri said...

You sewing machine (and elevator) buster ha ha ha. Awesome awesome card!! I love the design, super cool usage of the colors. LOVE!!!

Karen H. (kthaman) said...

The faux stitching is awesome! Love the felt butterflies - I gotta get that punch.

Sheila said...

Very ellegant, good job!

Deanna said...

It turned out beautifully Ashley!

Michelle H in IL said...

Ashley, I just found your blog a few days ago and I'm really enjoying it! I LOVE your style!!!

Ange Kelly said...

Fabulous card! and yes, it does look like real stitching!

Heather P. said...

What a pretty card! Great job with the color challenge! :)

The stitching looks totally real!

Christina said...

It seriously does look like real stitching! Fooled me! Ha!

Alina Brito said...

WOW! top 10, for sure

Anthonette said...

This card is Kristina-licious! (I just coined a new word.) It's seriously STUNNING! I love the Martha Stewart butterflies punched out of felt...cool. I must remember to try that out. I thought the stitches were real.

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