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Merry + Bright Mistletoe

Hey there! How's it going? I hope well for all of you. The week is almost over, which makes everything a tiny bit better, right?! Thanks for the feedback on yesterday's inspirational card. I really appreciate it and will make more with scriptures. It is definitely the reason for the season. I liked the navy so much on yesterday's card, I thought of ways to add other colors with it, so that's how the red, gold and cream were added. Notice anything different about my photos? Well, I've discovered Camera Raw and started editing the pictures in that program first before heading over to Photoshop CS4. Amazingly, you can edit JPG images in Camera Raw, which is weird because they should be in Raw format only. Mac discovered this months ago, but I'm just now getting around to learning how to work it (super easy with sliders) and I love it! I thought I'd share that tidbit with you because knowledge is power! Enjoy your Friday Eve and thanks for taking a peek!

**For the Caardvarks, "Christmas in Paris" post, scroll down!**

  1. Trim blue cardstock to create an A2 card base.
  2. Stamp background pattern.
  3. Tie ribbon into a bow.
  4. Punch circles from book text and add to card front to create a scallop border. Tuck under ribbon.
  5. Adhere glitter mistletoe.

Stamps :: Hero Arts - big holiday words
Ink :: Papertrey Ink - enchanted evening
Paper :: Papertrey Ink - enchanted evening; Craft Supply - book text
Embellishments :: Making Memories - glitter mistletoe
Tools :: Creative Memories - 3/4" circle punch


claudia shadler said...

ooh...So Merry...so Bright, hehe. Lovely card Ashley, the gold leaf and the background stamp rocks! Very nice colorful!

Clouds :D

Shauna K said...

this is gorgeous! love that shimmer leaf :D

Courtney Baker said...

Oh you have my interest. So is it better than CS4? Or is it just easier? Just curious. Great card!

Kathy Martin said...

Wow, love the gold and velvet! :) Kathy

Amy Sheffer said...

Beautiful, Ashley! I just picked up some glittery floral stems at Michael's last week and was hoping to try them on a card. You've inspired me to get crackin'! TFS!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful colors!!!!! Wonderful Card!!!!! TFS

Maile Belles said...

What a beautiful creation! Love that glittery leaf.

Joan B said...

a stunner. don't know what camera raw is, but this picture is gorgeous (card is better though!)

Amy Rohl said...

Stunning, Ashley!

Weirdest thing...on my way to work this morning, I was just thinking of how I could use my glittery leaves (like the one used here)...thinking I could tie a single leaf in some yummy ribbon (just like yours!)...thanks for making my dream come true!

Happy Holidays!

Tiffany Ervin said...

Beautiful, love the golden leaf! So stunning!

Alice said...

wow! what a fabulous card! beautiful colors and design! love it!

Winter said...

Very pretty! I love all the glitter! Your pics look amazing, the the camera raw a program? I am very new to all the photo editing programs, I really need the Photo Shop! :)

Angie Tieman said...

WOw! Totally gorgeous! And you just reminded me that I bought this stamp last year while on Christmas and haven't used it yet! Thanks! =)

Anonymous said...

Hey love the new pix! It looks very festive! I love the colour combo on this one!

Anonymous said...

Lovely card!

Thanks for the inspiration,


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