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4.10.2009

Fast Friday Card :: You're My Favorite



Hey out there! Thanks for stopping by on this great Friday. Today's Fast Friday Card may not seem as fast as some of the others, but believe me it is. It is a basic one-layer card with embellishments. The cool new thing to do is create your own hand-crafted embellishments. I really love fabric, so I thought of a way to make a fabric flower (I'm sure others have done this before me). I did this before on the baby layout here and also on a baby frame that I'll share with you soon. To make the fabric flower, simply follow the steps below. I may add a video tutorial in a couple of weeks if it's needed, so let me know if you want to 'see' me create one.

The card is very simple, but the added embellishments make it seem like you worked all night on it! This card took me about 25 minutes to complete and most of that time was used thinking of what I wanted to add next! So, if you were to follow the steps, I'm sure it could be done in about 15 minutes, if not less. As you can see in the close-up photo, I leave the fabric rough on the edges. This adds lots of texture and I like the added frayed edges.

Have a great day!

Card Instructions
  1. Trim dark chocolate cardstock into an A2 pre-scored card.
  2. Trim patterned paper to about 4.25" x 3.5" and adhere to card front.
  3. Add ric rac trim.
  4. Cut a 1" thick strip of fabric.
  5. Hold one end of fabric with your thumb, continue to gather fabric into a circle until complete, add a brad to the center, and adhere to card front.
  6. Fold new leaf cardstock and hand-cut leaves, then adhere around fabric flower.
  7. Stamp sentiment and add rhinestone.
  8. Corner round the card base.
:: My Goodies {You're My Favorite}::
Stamps: Papertrey Ink - Everyday Classics
Ink: Papertrey Ink - Vintage Cream
Cardstocks: Papertrey Ink - dark chocolate + new leaf
Patterned Paper: Papertrey Ink - raspberry fizz bitty dots
Accessories: Amy Butler - pink damask fabric; corner rounder; Chatterbox - brad; JoAnn's - ric rac; Hero Arts - rhinestone

18 comments:

Ann said...

Awesome flower, and I love that wide ric rac, too!

naomi said...

Oh wow I just love what you did with that flower!! I will have to try it out myself! Congrats too on being in the spotlight. It's so exciting to be up there with you.

Anyway yesterday we had Thai food with a co-worker and her husband. They are my 2nd parents I love them. Pho is my favorite dish when it is raining and cold outside. Love Pho! Talk to you soon!!! Have a good easter weekend!!!

Amy said...

Hey Ashley - LOVE your card! We just posted a link to it on our Cards Magazine blog - http://northridgemedia.typepad.com/cards/

THANKS!

Amy

Meda said...

Hello! I love your flower. It's fabulous! I love making my own embellishments too and I am actually trying to figure out new ways of making flowers at the moment. So a video tutorial would e wonderful!
Meda

Regan said...

I loooove it, just saw it on the CARDS blog!!

Darletta said...

Pretty card! The fabric flower is so neat! Would love to see you do a video for the fabric flowers! Thanks! :)

Anthonette said...

Congrats for the shoutout on the CARDS blog. Yeah! Gorgeous fabric flower and ric rac.

Deanna said...

Gorgeous girl!

Angie Tieman said...

Gorgeous!! That fabric flower is to die for!

Tami McBeain (tmarie) said...

Love your card and that flower! A video tutorial would be great!

Oralia said...

hi, ashley! GREAT CARD!! CONGRATS ON BEING ON THE CARDS BLOG!! That's SO awesome!! would love to see a tutorial on the flower - thanks!

Wendy said...

Hey, you just helped me pick my next Loonie colours...this rocks GF! You are really making some amazing things and each time I go OOOO, I love this one! Happy Easter!

Heather P. said...

What a super cute card! Love the colors and that fabulous fabric flower. :)

~Lori (loree2000 SCS) said...

Congrats on the spotlight!! WTG! This card rocks!!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Very pretty! Love the great colors and the flower. TFS!

Lisa H. said...

so, stinkin' cute! love that flower-great work!

Margo said...

Very pretty!

Amazing Flower said...

i love the colors combination so much. so perfect.

Love from International Flower Delivery :)

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