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4.28.2009

Thinking of You Today



Hey out there! How are you all doing? I'm getting a little tired. I have lots to do with lots of deadlines (all craft related) and must be done by Sunday. I'm in the studio working double-time! I hope I have more juice tomorrow to get a lot accomplished. I'm so glad I recorded two videos because I can now get my DH to edit it! :)

OK...anyway, this card was inspired by my fascination with fabric! I created fabric flowers by winding strips, but this time I wanted to hand-cut some. It's just that simple. I suggest drawing the flower on the reverse side of the fabric, then cut it out. I tried to cut without a sketch and that DID NOT work for me! :) I thought of the idea of using ribbon as stems/leaves and really like it! I'm sure I'm not the first to use this idea, but it's neat anyway! I roughed up everything because the fabric frays and I wanted to keep the style cohesive.

Thanks for stopping by and I'll be back tomorrow with a Mother's Day + Loonie Stamper's Challenge inspired Watch Me Wednesday.


Card Instructions
  1. Trim vintage cream cardstock to an A2 card.
  2. Trim raspberry fizz cardstock into a rectangle and distress the edges.
  3. Freehand flowers on fabric, cut out, and sew buttons on them.
  4. Cut a slit into the raspberry fizz cardstock, then tie ribbon into a bow through them.
  5. Add fabric hand-cut flowers to ribbon stems.
  6. Stamp sentiment, cut out, distress, and add rhinestones.
  7. Adhere to card front.
:: My Goodies {Thinking of You Today}::
Stamps: Papertrey Ink - everyday classics
Ink: Papertrey Ink - raspberry fizz
Cardstocks: Papertrey Ink - vintage cream + raspberry fizz + lemon tart
Accessories: Amy Butler-pink damask fabric; Canvas Fabric; Buttons; Papertrey Ink -spring moss ribbon; Paper Distresser; Hero Arts-rhinestones; Bazzill-floss

13 comments:

Angie Tieman said...

Wow!! Amazing cuteness here! Love the fabric flowers! Love the ribbon stemps too...I've never seen them with the bow tied on the bottoms like that, makes it look like leaves! Love it!

Maria said...

Adorable card! Love how all the details come together so nicely. :)

Regan said...

OMG!!!! I love it,love it love it!!

Nancy said...

I love the whole idea, its a beautiful card!

Ann said...

Great colors, and I love those fabric flowers! Hand-cut? Yikes! ;)

Niki Estes said...

What a pretty card, Ashley! I love those fabric flowers!

Charlene Austin said...

Absolutely gorgeous Ash! You rock!

Deanna said...

Wicked! Off to buy fabric....... tee hee!

Savitri said...

Love it!!!! You did a great job freehanding the flowers!!!

tracy said...

amazing! will have to try it.

Wendy said...

Wow, another amazing piece of work!

NancyS said...

Omigosh, Ashley, this is BEAUTIFUL! Love the vibrant colors and the way you incorporated the fabric into gorgeous your work of art. TFS.

Deb Rymer said...

Ashley - these flowers are gorgeous - and I really love how the ribbon acts as stems and leaves. Great job!

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