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6.25.2009

I Love You...To the Moon...And Back Again...




We're making great progress! Today is Thursday and the weekend will be here before we know it. I'm happy to share with you today a card that I sketched yesterday in preparation for Dawn's color challenge. Sometimes my sketches do not quite work, but this sketch was used to the tee. When I got to my studio, it was so easy and fast to make it knowing exactly what supplies to pull out and what to do. It came together just how I envisioned it and very fast too! If only I could do that for every project! I was on a roll, so I even finished the inside! Finishing the insides of cards is something that I would like to do more of, even if there is no greeting, I'd like to carry the design to the inside to 'finish' it off.

What do you think? Let me know and thanks for stopping by today! Have a great day and I'll be back later with a PTI Blog Hop post around 6:00 EST this evening. Hope to see you there! It's easy...just a summer-themed card!

ETA: Did you see Paper Crafts' Moxie Fab World posting today? Well, one of my cards is featured over there. It's one of the few that are published in Card Creations 7 magazine. So, hop on over and take a peek so you can see it! This is my first time being published in any Paper Crafts publication and I'm so happy it is a Card Creations specialty publication because it is one of my favorite issues they produce. I'm so excited they listed me as well as the other first timers, like my friend Char!


Card Instructions
  1. Trim berry sorbet cardstock into an A2 card.
  2. Trim dark chocolate cardstock into a rectange and stamp design at the top, then heat emboss.
  3. Scallop edge punch the bottom edge of the dark chocolate cardstock.
  4. Trim melon berry cardstock into a rectangle and stamp tree image and sentiment.
  5. Adhere melon berry cardstock to the dark chocolate cardstock.
  6. Tie ribbon around the cardstock.
  7. Adhere to card front with foam adhesive.
  8. Stamp sentiment and tree limb on the inside of card.
:: My Goodies {I Love You...} ::
Stamps: Papertrey Ink - Men of Life + Out on a Limb
Ink: Stampin' Up! - chocolate chip; Papertrey Ink - vintage cream + berry sorbet + melon berry; Versamark
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink - dark chocolate + berry sorbet + melon berry
Accessories: Papertrey Ink - vintage cream ribbon; Stampin' Up! - scallop edge punch; heat gun; clear embossing powder
Card Size: 5.5" x 4.25"

25 comments:

Maureen P said...

I love how you used the colours this week...so beautiful! That ribbon is delicious!!

Ann said...

Gorgeous! Great job with the colors! Don't you love it when everything comes together like that?

Heather P. said...

*gasps* Wow! Just wow! You totally rocked this color combo!!

Maureen Merritt said...

oh, this is simply beautiful!!

Terri E. said...

This one is a stunner! Fabulous job on the mojo sketch.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Tessa said...

This card is perfect for the color challenge! Really pretty and I love the verbage... I also love your card over at Moxie Fab today!!!! Yeah!!!! I bet your having a great day!!

Steph Zerbe said...

Beautiful simple card. I do like that you carried the design to the inside. Love the sentiment inside.
I agree we should all ink up the insides as well, if at all possible.
Great blog, posts and clean designs.
Thanks for sharing!

Regan said...

OMGorgeous

hey..saw your non on Moxie Fab today..whoot whoot

sarahmartina said...

This is gorgeous! I was too afraid to use the berry sorbet as my base, but you knocked it out of the park! Great job!

Savitri said...

Great cards and design!!! Awesome on the Paper Craft pub. So so not surprise tho :)

Steph Zerbe said...

I was on the PTI forum and something made me wonder if ANYONE could participate in the Blog Hop (that has PTI stamps) is that the case? If so, where would one post their blog address to play along?
Thanks, no rush.

Steph Zerbe said...

I found all the info on the blog hop for tonight. Sorry to be filling up your comment box. HAPPY HOPPING!!!!

Angie Tieman said...

Very pretty!! Great job with these colors!

Winter said...

Very elegant, I love it!

Wendy said...

OMG Ash, this is a freakin' beautiful card! Breathtaking!

de said...

I love this PTI set. Beautiful card!

Sue Pardue said...

This card is beautiful Ashley. I almost used the same stamp set and colors but my card would never have looked as good.

Karen said...

Very beautiful card and I just love how you finished off your card on the inside! I forget to add anything inside too often, thanks for inspiring me to remember! Congrats on making into Dawn's Spotlight! :>

Batta Family said...

Congrats on in the spotlight. I love your tree branch.

Julie Batta

Dana said...

Wonderful card! Love the stamping - let alone the beautiful bow!! Congrats on being in the spotlight.

Heather P. said...

See... I told you! You did totally rock this combo! :) Congrats on the Spotlight!

Paula Pascual said...

Great card as always, well deserved spotlight!

Winter said...

Congrats on top pick! :)

Marcia said...

Your card is just lovely, lovely, lovely! Just discovered it from Dawn's blog. It's my kind of style, simply elegant and beautiful. Took my breath away!

Deb Rymer said...

Beautiful card, Ashley - especially love the way you decorated the inside! Congrats on top pick!

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