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1.27.2010

Miss You


Hey there, Bleeps! I'm missing CHA, so here's a card for all of my friends I saw in California! Miss ya'll already! This card is a 'publication reject!' Sometimes, the cards I submit for publication do not get picked up. The good thing about getting rejected is that I get to still share them here with my Bleeps! Most times when I submit, I get rejections. I am okay with that because I understand that publishers are selective about the projects shown in their publications for a variety of reasons, from color combinations to design elements. It does not mean that the project is not good. Sometimes, a card presented for one publication is rejected, but accepted for another because the it fits a different publication better (this could be the same publisher). I just wanted to share a bit about my publishing experiences. It's a job. I have fun submitting every month. You just have to try.

Thanks for stopping by!

Instructions
  1. Make an A2 card from cardstock.
  2. Trim polka dot patterned paper strip and adhere to card front.
  3. Ink leaves, then use the kissing technique and stamp polka dot stamp overtop, then stamp on cream cardstock.
  4. Cut out leaves and adhere to card front.
  5. Tie ribbon into a bow and add button embellishment.
  6. Die cut scallop circle from felt and add stitching.
  7. Adhere sticker letters to spell "miss you," then adhere scallop circle die cut to card front.

Supplies

Stamps :: Papertrey Ink- turning a new leaf; SU! - polka dot
Ink :: Papertrey Ink - raspberry fizz
Paper :: Papertrey Ink - vintage cream; SU! - bermuda bay; Cosmo Cricket - early bird collection (patterned paper)
Embellishments :: Heather Bailey - felt; thread; Making Memories - letter stickers; Papertrey Ink - ribbon, button; straight pins; twine
Tools :: sewing machine; Spellbinders - scallop circle nestabilities, wizard

16 comments:

Savitri said...

Wish I went and met you all! Gorgeous card... reject or not :)

Jen said...

it was so great to meet you and get to know you a bit better...shopping for beads and such...a great memory!! :) love the colors for this card...beautiful!!

Heather P. said...

This is such a fun card! Love the playful colors! :)

Евгения said...

hello! i'm a russian girl new to your blog and i can say i really adore your works!)

Be(e) said...

A bright and cheerful card! fun.

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

What a happy card! Makes me smile! I LOVE it!

Michelle said...

Nodding my head like yeah....girl, if it weren't for publication rejects, I'd have nothing to share on my blog - LOL This is a fun card....funky even - orange and pink and yellow - far out!

Lucy Abrams said...

What a CUTE and funky card. LOVE the bright polka dots. Gorgeous.

Courtney Baker said...

Look at you busting out the colors. I'm missing CHA too. It was so fun, huh?

Great card I really like whatever you did the leaf image!

Stamping Cafe said...

What a gorgeous and fun card, Ashely! Love the happy colors and the stitching on the circle!!

mom2christopher said...

Very cool! Love the colorful title and the stitching! :) Kathy

Lea L. said...

So pretty! I love the bright and vivid colors!

♥Lea

Steph said...

super fun and cute card. it was really nice to meet and hang with you last weekend.

sarahmartina said...

Super fun card, Ash! :-)

anya said...

I really like this card Ashley. The stitched felt accent is really fun - I should do this more often!

~kelly marie~ said...

Gorgeous card! I just love the color combo!

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