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10.19.2009

Happy New Baby


Hey there, Bleeps! It's just another Manic Monday...sing along! Well, I had a very productive weekend. I worked in the studio the entire time on lots of projects, concepts, and ideas. This card was inspired by CPS Sketch 138, but I have tweaked it a lot to fit my embellishments. I wanted to use a variety of of ideas here and the first is Savitri Wilder's handwriting! She posted a free download to her "happy" sentiment and I was so excited I had to use it. I opened the file in CS4 and created a brush of the sentiment. Then, I used it to create my sentiment on the tag. To print, I tested it first on regular print paper, then adhered the tag to the print paper and re-printed it! VOILA! I did a little digi-crafting! I then combined it with some stamping by stamping BABY! So, really this is my very first hybrid card! I'm so excited because I am actually learning Photoshop, which is one of my ultimate goals in life, okay maybe not in life, but I really would love to be a whiz at using it!

The winners of the two November/December issues of Paper Crafts Magazine are:
  1. katrynka said...

    I've never had a sleigh ride! I have ridden sleds, but no sleigh.
    The stamp set is really great, I like the different options.

  2. Debbie said...

    Hi,
    Your designs are really nice... something different from the usual seen out there. I love the sleigh ride stamp set... They sure would make the cutest Christmas cards :)
    Debbie

Winners, please e-mail me your mailing address within 24 hours and I will send you a brand new magazine this week! My e-mail can be found on my blog on the left sidebar. Thanks everyone for commenting and participating in the giveaway. There will always be more!

Thanks for visiting and enjoy the day! Also, don't forget to check out Embellish Magazine's new challenge!

Instructions
  1. Trim dark chocolate cardstock to an A2 card by trimming an 8.5" x 11" cardstock in half vertically.
  2. Trim patterned paper, then adhere to card front.
  3. Trim patterned paper (solid verse side), then cut angles and adhere to card front.
  4. Stamp faux stitching.
  5. Generate sentiment in Photoshop and print on tag.
  6. Stamp sentiment on tag and adhere to card front with foam adhesive.
  7. Add buttons.
Supplies
  • Stamps :: Papertrey Ink - mega mixed messages; Sassafras - stitchery
  • Ink :: Papertrey Ink - vintage cream; Clear Snaps - colorbox chestnut
  • Paper :: Papertrey Ink - dark chocolate; My Mind's Eye - breaking free collection
  • Embellishments :: Nice Package - tag; Savitri Wilder - happy image; American Typewriter - "new" font; CS4 Photoshop; Papertrey Ink - buttons

21 comments:

Jessica said...

Super cute card, Ashley!!! Love the colors and design :)

Maile Belles said...

Very cute! Love your interpretation of the sketch.

Laura O'Donnell said...

Very cool! I'd also like to learn more about photoshop. Just not enough hours in the day for all of this good stuff.

FresaBonita said...

This is soooo beautiful Ashley.. I really love it..!!
Thank you so much for sharing..!

Laurel said...

This is so fabulous! You should enter it into the Practical Scrappers challenge - to use Office Supplies.

Maria L. said...

Wonderful baby card! Look all the elements you pulled together.

So quick question for you, since you mentioned PhotoShop... are you taking a class to learn the ins and out of PS? Is it online?

Learning how to use Photoshop (I have CS3, I think) is something I'd like to do at some point as well so that I can finally use more than just crop and very basic edits.

Maria L. said...

Wonderful baby card! Look all the elements you pulled together.

So quick question for you, since you mentioned PhotoShop... are you taking a class to learn the ins and out of PS? Is it online?

Learning how to use Photoshop (I have CS3, I think) is something I'd like to do at some point as well so that I can finally use more than just crop and very basic edits.

Nicole said...

cute card (love the buttons) FYI I checked out your I embellish blog , its great.

Jane said...

Brilliant card! love the colours!

naomi chokr said...

wish it was sunday..... cause thats my funday....i dont have to run day. haha that was my version on blog-aoke :)

no way. i was trying to figure out how you printed that on the tag. i have tons of tags like this. i would have never thought of sticking it on a paper then running it through the printer. SMART!!!

Savitri said...

Aaaah, I feel all "happy" inside :) You used my handwriting. That's so awesome!! Also, you used Photoshop AND printed that on a tag. You clever clever girl!!! LOVE it LOVE it LOVE it!!!

Winter said...

So pretty! I saw that Savitri made that image, I wanted to try it too! Love the polka dots! :)

sarahmartina said...

Cute!

Anthonette said...

Awesome!!!! Love how you used Savitri's handwriting.

Courtney Baker said...

Really cute! I love that font!

dstandard said...

Totally adorable - love this!

Wendy said...

OH Ashley, this rocks girl! I love that it isn't too babyish but still so precious for a new addition card! Well done my friend!

Kim L. said...

Love the hybrid card - great job!

Angie Tieman said...

Very cute!! Love how it's not the typical "cutesy" baby card!

Geny (Mommy Geny) said...

LOVE this simple, striking card! Great details!

Debbie Olson said...

Ashley, this is darling--love the colors, the embellishments, and the layout!

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