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Youth is Nature, Age is Art

How is it going out there?  I hope well.  In case you have not heard, I am one of the 20 finalists for Paper Crafts Gallery Idol contest!  How exciting is that?!  I submitted this card as an entry, but this card was selected instead.  Love the Indian theme!  All of the finalists are fantastic!  I have to admit that although I am extremely excited for the next round, I'm also really nervous. So nervous, you would think I was on the real American Idol!  These ladies are talented so this is going to be a big challenge.  

For this card, I was inspired by a scrapbook page by Anabelle O'Malley here.  She used wrapped wire to create her branch.  I stitched the entire branch, which I still can't believe.  I will admit, it took me quite a bit of time.  But, it's something to do if you aren't feeling too crafty sometimes.  I think it took me at least 30 minutes to stitch, if not more, but I wasn't timing myself so I really don't know.  

Thanks so much for visiting and enjoy your day!

Card Instructions
  1. Trim dark chocolate cardstock into an A2 card.
  2. Draw branch design in pencil.
  3. Pierce holes and stitch branch.
  4. Ink chipboard bird and adhere.
  5. Die cut scallop oval circle, distress, stamp, and adhere.
:: My Goodies {Youth is Nature, Age is Art} ::
Stamps: Papertrey Ink - birthday basics + out on a limb
Ink: Stampin' Up! - chocolate chip
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink - dark chocolate + summer sunrise
Accessories: Provo Craft - cuttlebug; Spellbinders - nestabilities; Bazzill - floss; paper piecer; KaiserCraft -rhinestone
Card Size: 4.25" x 5.5"


Takisha said...

Congrats on being in the top 20!

Anonymous said...

Congrats girl! The card is awesome!
And you chose a great inspiration - isn't Anabelle amazing? Double congrats!

travelingmama said...

This is a gorgeous card! I love the stitching- well worth the effort I would say!

MBelles said...

Congratulations on making top 20!! I love your idea on this card, it turned out great!!!

Sue Pardue said...

Congrats on making top 20 Ashley. I absolutely love this card!

Gram E. Bear said...

Congrats on your being in the finals. Your work is awesome. Simple elogance. {{{hugs}}}

whoistracy said...

Congrats!! Good luck in the next round!

Andi (RrlScrapGal) said...

Congratulations!!! So good to see you make it!!!!!!!!


Debbie Nelson said...

Congratulations!!!! Love this card!

Angie Tieman said...

Very pretty card!! Love that stitching!! Congrats again on making the top 20!

Deanna said...

So clean & simple, love it!

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