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11.17.2009

Live Your Bliss


Hey there, Bleeps! I'm back today with a card inspired by Everything But the Kitchen Sink sketch challenge. The photo of the fireplace and mantle reminded me of my own home and I wanted to incorporate that design into a card. Since I love the color combination of blue and brown in my home, I thought I should carry that over onto the card as well. Because the focal point ended up being elegant, I made it a wedding card.

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your Tuesday!

Instructions
  1. Trim brown cardstock to 5"x5" square card base.
  2. Dry emboss blue cardstock.
  3. Punch 1-1/4" squares, then adhere to card front.
  4. Stamp focal point and cut out.
  5. Stamp sentiment.
  6. Add rhinestones.
  7. Adhere to card center with foam adhesive.
Supplies

Stamps :: American Crafts - majestic; Papertrey Ink - mixed messages
Ink :: Clearsnaps - colorbox chestnut
Paper :: Papertrey Ink - aqua mist, dark chocolate, white
Embellishments :: KaiserCraft - rhinestones
Tools :: Creative Memories - square punch; Provo Craft - swiss dots embossing folder, Cuttlebug

30 comments:

Tiff said...

I too, went really cas with this sketch! But, yours is over the top beautiful!!!! WOW!

sarahmartina said...

Love it! This is so pretty!!! :-) You're making me wanna play!

Kelly Jo said...

totally stunning!

justyolie said...

Very pretty!!

Smita said...

Beautiful. Love your instructions, Ashley. Thank you :-)

Michelle said...

Oooo I love these colors together...and I guess you too since it matches your blog and your house! Love that you added little bling in the centers - - sometimes I forget little things like that and it just totally kicks it up another notch. Sooo pretty!

Laura said...

What a lovely card . . . and a color combo that you don't see every day (which is always refreshing) -- nice job!

Catherine Doucette said...

Wow, that is beautiful, Ashley!

Courtney Baker said...

Wow this is so pretty. I love the clean lines of the grid with your focal image - so pretty! Thanks for playing!

Regan said...

absolutely beautiful!!!

Heather P. said...

Simple and absolutely stunning at the same time! Gorgeous, Ash!

Winter said...

Great wedding card, I love that color combo too! Thanks for playing along with us! :)

Jessica said...

This is beyond gorgeous, Ashley!!! What a stunner!!! I had totally forgotten you had your own personal blog loaded with inspiration!!! I'll be adding you to my blog roll for sure ;) TFS

Kelley Eubanks said...

This is gorgeous! Love the focal point, the colors, and the embossed squares! Thanks for playing along with our challenge! :)

Piritta said...

Gorgeous!!!!

Geny (Mommy Geny) said...

Such a beautiful card Ashley!!

Janelle said...

Great take on the challenge, Ashley. Love the colors and the focal point with the rhinestones added.

Paloma Gomez said...

I love it!

Heather in FL said...

Gorgeous! And I have that American Crafts set. You always give me such great ideas to use what I already have! Thanks!

connie said...

I love the brown/blue color combination! beautiful card.

Tammy said...

Absolutely gorgeous and elegant card--always love this colour combo. Thanks for the inspiration!

Christina Smith said...

This is beautiful, Ashley! I just love these colors together! Thanks for playing along in the challenge!

Kim L. said...

Love this!

Stampin' Diva said...

Love the card and the colors

~kelly marie~ said...

This is so mega-gorgeous! I love it! The colors are beautiful too! WOW! :)

Thanks so much for playing along at EbtKS! :)

Marsha said...

I love this card; so elegant!

Savitri said...

My favorite colors! Love the design too! Elegant!

marianagrigsby said...

Ashley, this card is gorgeous and elegant!!!!! The colors are perfect!

Deanna said...

Beautiful Ashley!

Helen F. said...

Oh such an elegant card, Ashley. Love your flower and this color combo is beautiful!

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