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4.06.2010

Skipping Stones Design :: Guest Designer - SSD19

Hey there, Bleeps*! I hope you had a great Monday. Today, I have some fun news. I'm going to be sharing some fun designs inspired by Skipping Stones Design for the month of April! Have you been there yet to check out their great stamps? I'm really excited to be a part of the team this month and play around with some super fun sketches and stamps and I hope you'll join me every Tuesday for a new sketch and project!

Run on over to the blog and check out the sketch for this week AND to see what everyone else created! It has lots of scalloped layers and a very clean and simple layout. The fabulous Kimberly Crawford created them for us all to use! Thanks, Kimberly! Although sympathy cards are very difficult to create, especially when you really NEED one, this stamp set makes it a bit easier giving you those beautiful butterflies and great sentiments. The good thing is, the set can be used for countless other occasions as well. You can't have enough butterflies in your collection. Well, I know I can't!

*I've updated my stamps for sale!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Enjoy your Tuesday!
*Bleeps = Blog Peeps

Instructions
  1. Trim fabric paper to about 3.75" x 4" and ink it up with a blending tool and dye inks.
  2. Trim three strips of natural muslin and die cut them edges with a scallop border die and ink.
  3. Adhere the fabric layers together with tacky glue.
  4. Run fabric through Creatopia fabric adhesive and adhere to fabric paper.
  5. Tie ribbon treatment around fabric paper and muslin and tie into a bow.
  6. Add inked flower to ribbon knot with tacky glue.
  7. Adhere fabric paper/fabric to a 4.75" x 6" rustic cream card base.
  8. Ink the card base.
  9. Stamp butterfly, cut out, and ink.
  10. Adhere to card front and add pearls.
  11. Color pearls with Copic marker to soften the stark white color.
  12. Stamp sentiment on bottom center card front.
Tips & Tricks
  • When muting colors on your designs, think to tone down all elements. Here, I used a Copic marker to color on pearls to make it not appear so white. Now, I have a more cream pearl as opposed to white.
Supplies

Stamps :: Skipping Stones Design - healing wings
Ink :: Ranger - antique linen, tea dye; SU! - chocolate chip; Copic marker (Sand - E33)
Cardstock :: PTI - rustic cream
Fabric :: American Crafts - tickled tulip fabric paper (dear lizzy collection); Craft Supply - natural muslin
Embellishments :: Prma - flower; KaiserCrafts - pearls; MemrieMare - cabbage rose ribbon
Tools :: PTI - large scallop die; Provo Craft - cuttlebug; Xyron - Creatopia

19 comments:

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Beautiful card. I love the sentiment.

Regan said...

OMG...wow..this is breathtaking

Angela (jellybean74) said...

Gorgeous!!!!! Simply Breathtaking!!! So nice to have you on the team this month.

whoistracy said...

This is so soft and pretty- I love it!

kmassman said...

That is the prettiest card you've shared yet!

~kelly marie~ said...

beautiful! Love that fabric!

Smita said...

WOW!! I love the use of fabric here. Stunning effect.

Heather Jensen said...

Superb! That muslin is fantastic, and the seam binding and butterfly are just perfect together. :)

Dawn (stampinscotsgirl) said...

Beautifully done!! I love all the texture and elements. I love the new PTI border dies and how you layered the scallops:)

Anna Fourie said...

i just favourited this card over at scs, and then saw it on the pti blog! it's goooorgeous!

stamp500 said...

Been been enjoying your work for quite some time now. Love your videos too.

Katherine said...

Love the shabby chic, very feminine style of this card.
The use of fabric and the gorgeous ribbon, really lovely.

Marge said...

Ohhh, totally NEED some natural muslin and silk ribbon. I LOVE using my Copics for coloring pearls (and so many other embellies)!!!

Party Girl said...

Your work is stunning. Design, texture, and heartfelt care....beautiful!

sandra said...

Beautiful cards!

Shauna said...

Beautiful card. I love the colours and the texture you've incorporated into it.

Kandi Phillips said...

So glad you get to join us this month! Gorgeous card!

Adrienne said...

Ashley, my mouth actually dropped open for this one! I am in LOVE with your cards! Love, love, love them!

Juanita B said...

What gorgeous creativity! Thank you for sharing you gift with us.

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