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10.12.2009

enjoy the moment


"Enjoy the Moment"

This is how I feel after photographing the wedding this weekend in the Outer Banks, NC. I am truly inspired and refreshed. Photographing weddings is one of the most fulfilling parts of my life. From meeting new people to witnessing love at the most highlighted times, photographing weddings make me remember to enjoy the moment.

Today's card captures that moment (or at least I tried to capture it)! Using lots of texture, I created a simple layout and design with lots of color. I hope you enjoy your holiday weekend.

Instructions
  1. Trim crushed curry cardstock into an A2 card by trimming an 8.5" x 11" cardstock in half horizontally.
  2. Trim felt with pinking shears to fit card front and adhere to card front using Creatopia fabric adhesive.
  3. Stitch around felt.
  4. Create a fabric rose by ripping about 1" of fabric, tying a knot at one end and wrap until the end. Adhere the end with glue.
  5. Adhere to card front and add stick pins.
  6. Cut leaves with pinking shears, stitch, then adhere.
  7. Add chipboard sticker letters.
  8. Stamp sentiment and adhere.
Supplies
  • Stamps :: Papertrey Ink - mega mixed messages
  • Ink :: Papertrey Ink - pure poppy
  • Paper :: Stampin' Up! - crushed curry + white
  • Embellishments :: Heather Bailey - felt + fabric; Sassafrass :: chipboard sticker letters; Sewing Machine; Thread; Straight Pins

21 comments:

Laura O'Donnell said...

I think I remember your post when you bought those fabrics. glad to see you're using them! this is so pretty it should be a decor item. love it!

Regan said...

Seriously??? That is incredible!!

Deanna said...

Beautiful girl, but you are going to need a small box to mail it! :)

Michele Boyer said...

I love this, Ashley, especially that fabric flower! I *need* to try that!

Julie Campbell said...

Wow! What a GREAT idea! That flower is fantastic & I love the stitched felt too!

Jeanne said...

Outstanding! You truly capture the essence of love and joy! The various textures and dimension really give this a fantastic expression.

Rose said...

Gorgeous card! Love the stitching and the fabulous fabric flower ;)

Megan said...

This is such a pretty card. It makes me smile!

Wendy said...

OH MY ASHLEY, this is stunning! But how will you fit that in an envelope to send to me...LOL! Beauty girl!

Winter said...

So pretty! I love all the texture! I have been looking for videos on making those flowers, but I couldn't find any! Thank you for tell us how, I'll have to try it! :)

Jen said...

ooh, so pretty! ilove that flower!! awesome job on the whole card!!

Heather P. said...

Simply beautiful!!

Sophie said...

Wonderful card !

A Little Licht on the Subject... said...

That rose is the perfect touch for the card. THANKS SO MUCH for telling us how you made it - AWESOME!

SMK said...

VERY cute! love the stitching :D

Jill said...

Love what you are doing with fabric on your cards! Stunning

Stamping Cafe said...

Simply stunning card, Ashley! Love that fabric flower, you ROCK!!

Kimberly's Krafts said...

This is just beautiful. I think you captured the moment just perfectly Ashley!!

Wonderful and beautiful!! :)

Tanis said...

Mmmmmmmmmmmm....love this one!!
So full of texture and simplicity and DELICIOUSNESS!!

Maile Belles said...

Wow! That flower is wonderful. Love all the fun texture on this one.

Laurel said...

Guess I got to this post too late because it says "remvoved for publication" - I am sure it was lovely, as all of your cards are!

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