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4.07.2010

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Hey there! I hope you all are enjoying your week so far! We're at that halfway point, until another "Wonderful Weekend" begins! Today, I'm sharing a card inspired by Lucy Abram's wedding flowers photograph. She hosts challenges over on her blog and this time, we were to be inspired by beautiful flowers her mom arranged for her wedding. I was inspired by the vintage teapot and assortment of colors.

I am in need of a card for my friend who is expecting. I'm going to make cards over the next few days until I can decide on one. I think this one screams wedding, not 'mom-to-be!' I'll try again tomorrow!

Last year, McArthur and I photographed Susan G. Komen's Circle of Promise's presence at the Race for the Cure on the National Mall in Washington D.C. There, we met Lalah Hathaway and I took a photo with her. Lalah is an ambassador for Circle of Promise and performed before the race began. That day, we also saw Vice President Joe Biden and his wife...really close! Anyway, we found this image on their site recently, so I thought I'd share it with you all. The photos on their front page alternate based on reload, but when I happened to visit, I saw myself on the first click and I nearly fell out of my chair. I just was so surprised.

So, join the 'circle' and support finding a cure for breast cancer while you're taking a peek!


Thanks for stopping by today!

Instructions
  1. Trim sweet blush cardstock to create an A2 card base (4.25" x 5.5") and ink the edges towards the center with a blending tool and dye inks.
  2. Trim rustic cream cardstock to about 3.5" x 5" and stamp background pattern.
  3. Ink the entire rustic cream cardstock with dye inks and blending tool and round one end's corners.
  4. Trim spring moss cardstock strip, ink, and stamp sentiment, then adhere to cardstock.
  5. Add tulle with double-sided tape and flower with tacky glue. I inked my flower and sprayed it with glimmer mist for some shine.
  6. Add hat pins, then adhere cardstock to card base.
  7. Adhere pearls to background pattern.
Tips & Tricks
  • When stamping a background pattern where you want something centered, stamp the center image first, then stamp the pattern around it. This technique creates an evenly stamped pattern.
Supplies

Stamps :: Hero Arts - everyday sayings; PTI - giga guidelines
Ink :: Ranger - antique linen, vintage photo, tea dye; PTI - sweet blush, raspberry fizz
Cardstock :: PTI - sweet blush, rustic cream, spring moss
Embellishments :: Prima - flower; Maya Road - leaf trinket pins; Craft Supply - tulle fabric; KaiserCraft - pearls; Tattered Angels - dazzling diamonds glimmer mist
Tools :: We R Memory Keepers - corner chomper; Ranger - blending tool

29 comments:

Heather P. said...

This is gorgeous, Ash! Love the colors, and your design and little details are perfect! :)

Heather Jensen said...

So beautiful, Ashley! I have that PTI set and have only used it once. I think I will be using it again soon. Thanks for giving me some inspiration. :)

Geny (Mommy Geny) said...

Loving this card Ashley, so so pretty!

Stephanie said...

Well, everything you do is absolutely gorgeous to me, as this lovely card!

How great was it seeing your photo on the SGK Circle of Promise web site? What an important cause, hope your mention here brings some additional attention to this cause.

Be(e) said...

Amazing!! This card screams marriage to me too, and I like it so much! Those colors and the rose are the best!!

Julie Campbell said...

Oh my!!!!!!! This is completely gorgeous! I LOVE the colors & the tulle! GASP! Wow!!!

Brenda said...

This card is so beautiful! I love the colors, the pearls, the flower. Stunning!

Melissa said...

I love all the vintagy cards you've been making lately...and this one is gorgeous! Love the pearls and the flower!

What a great photo of you as well! Very cool!

Dawn (stampinscotsgirl) said...

This is absolutely gorgeous!! So soft and feminine!! Love it!:)

Karola said...

Ashley, thank you so much for visited my blog and for your kind words! I love you work and and I'm going to look here often!

Jennifer Carter said...

This is so beautiful!

Dawn said...

Oh Ashley, this is divine! Love the tulle you added, so clever!

Dana said...

Gorgeous card, Ashley!! I love the colors as well as the elegant pearls and tulle.

~kelly marie~ said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I love it!

Lucy Abrams said...

Wow Ashley this is so beautiful - and thank you SO much for joining in my challenge. I agree, this card is a perfect wedding card. Totally stunning.

Tiffany said...

Gorgeous, love the soft distressing around the edges of the papers!

Julie said...

WOW Ashley! This is absolutely gorgeous! I love the colors and the flower!

Leora said...

Hi Ashley! Welcome to PTI! Thanks for sharing your talent and your beautiful work with all of us!

Amy Coose said...

Congrats, Ashley!! Your work is amazing and I am looking forward to seeing your gorgeous stuff with PI the next two months!

Kim said...

Welcome to PTI Ashley! Amazing beautiful cards! Look forward to seeing more...

MedicScrapper said...

Your cards are awesome! Welcome to PTI :)

Stacy said...

How pretty! Love the floral blossom on this one.

Candice said...

I have had lots of fun exploring your blog! Your work is absolutely BEAUTIFUL! I'm so glad you are designing for Papertrey now - can't wait to see more!!

Marge said...

This darling card makes me just want to go grab my Giga Guide Lines & start crating, but have other obligations at the moment. Thanks for your incredible inspiration. . .filing away for later!!!

Angie Marion said...

Love your projects and your blog!!! Welcome to PTI!

Alicia said...

Congratulations! Your work is simply beautiful!

Angel S. said...

I like your style! Nice colors and composition.

Margie Meyers said...

Welcome aboard :) Ashley your designs are so well executed and balanced. You have a wonderful artistic eye.

Virginia L. said...

Congrats on getting 1st place in Lucy's challenge! What a GORGEOUS wedding card!! Wow!

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