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6.25.2009

PTI Blog Hop :: Summer Presents


Hey there everyone! It's Blog Hop time! I always want to participate, but usually wait to the last minute and miss the deadline. This is only my second Blog Hop and I'm excited like it's my first. I almost missed this deadline because of the terrible Michael Jackson breaking news death. I dedicate this card to Michael Jackson because he has given so much to the world. So, here are lots of presents for him!

As for the Blog Hop theme, I chose this color pallette because the summer is very colorful to me. I used a black card base because I rarely use black, but in fashion, I think it's very sleek. So, the black card base is like a simple black dress and the colorful presents/squares are the punches of color and design that make the ensemble pop. I think the presents were enough and the card did not need a front sentiment.

Here is a dress that shows my idea of black dress with pops of color. The dress is by Forever 21.
I hope you like it! Thanks for hopping by tonight!

Card Instructions
  1. Trim true black cardstock into an A2 card.
  2. Punch 9 squares in various cardstocks.
  3. Corner round the edges of the squares.
  4. Stamp presents on various cardstocks, cut out, then adhere to squares with foam adhesive.
  5. Add rhinestones to the presents and adhere squares to the card front.
  6. Corner round the bottom card front edges.
:: My Goodies {Presents} ::
Stamps: Papertrey Ink - Out of the Box
Ink: Close to My Heart - Black
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink - true black + aqua mist + summer sunrise + lemon tart + spring moss + spring rain + lavender moon + raspberry fizz + ocean tides + berry sorbet
Accessories: EK Success - corner rounder; Creative Memories - 1" square punch; Kaiser Craft + Hero Arts -rhinestones; foam adhesive
Card Size: 4.25" x 5.5"

35 comments:

Lori said...

Shocking isn't it!! What a terrific tribute card!

Jessica said...

Great tribute to MJ! I am so sad about it :-(

Laurel said...

What a fabulous card and I, as a complete newbie to paper crafts, SO appreciate you writing out the instructions on how you did this card! Many thanks! TFS!

peggysue said...

Lovely card, you are right, the black background looks so chic and I rarely use it either.

Tenia Nelson said...

Super cute card, lady!!! tfs!!

raduse said...

Cool card, love all of the presents.

Bethany Paull said...

I know! My friend was devestated about MJ. So sad. Wonderful card though. I'm so glad you made yourself use the black bg. It's stunning.

Heather P. said...

This is lovely, Ashley!

BethieJ said...

Your card is BEAUTIFUL! and it was such sad news....

Julia Aston said...

what a sexy inspiring dress!! love your fun blocks of color and all the presents!

Heidi said...

Stunning card and dress! Nice job!
I like the blocks of color over the black.

Terri E. said...

This is such a fun color combo and the black sure does make the colors pop! Super job with the fun summer challenge. Thanks for the great eye candy.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Daniela said...

So cute!

Allison Cope said...

Beautiful! Love the inspiration.

Debbie Olson said...

Oh, Ashley--you have SUCH style! I adore your clean, dramatic, graphic work--you rock!

maria fiscella said...

Hi Ashley - this card is so bright and cute! Kudos for cutting out all of those gifts:)

Kathleen said...

Great dress---and card, Ashley~ thanks for the inspiration!!

Sharon said...

Beautiful card! The bright & bold colors of the presents really "pop" against the black base!

Regan said...

you rock sistah!

Amy said...

Wow, so bold and fresh!

Randee E said...

Love the colors in the dress and in your card!! So fun!

Deanna said...

Totally kewl girl and you would rock that dress!

Susan said...

Great card! I love the repetition.

Kim said...

What a great new way to use that stamp set!

sarahmartina said...

Love it Ashley... sweet tribute. :-)

I'm still pretty down about it. Can't turn on the tv or radio without it being the topic of discussion. I just pray that the media keeps everything positive, and not give ANY attention to those who may be trying to take advantage of the situation.

ANYWAY! This is a blog hop! Love the card! :-) I missed this deadline, so maybe I'll catch the next one.

snarflemarfle said...

Nice card! Looks like alot of work!

Maria L. said...

Fun, fun, fun card! Love those pops of colors. Great interpretation of your summer dress. :)

Julie Cameron said...

Ashley...very nice.

Ann said...

How fun! I love those pops of color on the black!

Claire Brennan said...

Cracking card Ashley!!!! love how all the colours pop off the black!! AND I loved your tree card on Moxiefabworld!!!! can't wait to get my copy of the mag!!!

Lisa H. said...

fabulous card,as always. love the pop of colors with the black. great dress, too!

Simone said...

I am such a fan of this layout...great colors!

Marge said...

Love your card & those colors popping off the black -- love that dress too!!!

Janelle said...

Great card, Ashley! Love those jewels on the presents.

Stamping Cafe said...

Awesome card, love the black with all the yummy colors!!

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