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4.08.2010

You Are My Greatest Joy

Hey Everyone! I hope you are enjoying your week! It's Friday Eve, so I am super excited about that. Today, I'm sharing a card inspired by The Shabby Tea Room's challenge. Basically, you have to create a white card with a touch of color. This is no 'congrats on your expecting bundle of joy' either. So, I'm going to try to make another card that fits! When I create, I just let it happen. It's really difficult to create some cards on demand and the momma/poppa-to-be is one of those! Maybe I'll have a bit more luck this weekend.

Have a great day and thanks for your visit!

Instructions
  1. Trim white cardstock to create an A2 card base.
  2. Stamp pattern on doilies and ink with blending tool and dye inks, then adhere to the corners, removing the excess.
  3. Punch 1.25" white squares and ink edges.
  4. Pop 'inchies' off white squares.
  5. Adhere flowers and ink flowers.
  6. Adhere squares to card front center.
  7. Stamp sentiment and ink the card edges.
  8. Stamp sentiment on spring moss cardstock and ink, then pop off doily.
Supplies

Stamps :: Technique Tuesday - loving words, rococo
Ink :: Ranger - vintage photo, antique linen
Cardstock :: PTI - white, spring moss
Embellishments :: Craft Supply - doilies; Prima - flowers; Inchie Arts - 1" squares
Tools :: Creative Memories - large square punch

35 comments:

Heather P. said...

Oh my word, this is soooooo pretty!!

Janelle said...

Brilliant card, Ashley. I just love all the ways I've see you using doilies lately. Just love it!

Audrey Pettit said...

How gorgeous, Ashley! Really wonderful design and detailing here. Thanks for playing along with us at The Shabby Tea Room.

Debbie said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! I love the antiqued edges on everything and the doilies and flowers are just lovely! Thanks for joining us in the Tea Room again this week! I hope you can come back and play again on Monday :)

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Lovely card. I'm enjoying the Shabby Tea Room's challenges also. Congrats on having your card picked for Becky's CAC #7.

JeanFB said...

Beautiful! Love how 3D it is!

Anabelle said...

Beautiful, Ashley! I love the doileys and the flower inchies!

laurensmom22 said...

Gorgeous card! I love how you used the doily!

~kelly marie~ said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Tiffany said...

How quaint is this!! Love the doilies!

leenda said...

Love the soft elegance!

terisplace said...

So pretty, Ashley!

Alice Wertz said...

absolutely gorgeous!

Chelle (hanwayink) said...

beautiful card! congrats on being guest designer!

Kathy W said...

Love the texture and design of your cards. I've been following Embellish since it began, and I'm excited that you will be a guest designer for PTI. Congrats and welcome.

Tammy James said...

I love the Birthday Card with the Bird, all of your favourites are awesome. A big congratulations on getting the guest gig, can't wait to see what you do.

Shannon Fralish said...

Your style is fabulous -- somewhere between simple/clean but with a little bit of 'stress to show the piece is well loved. I honestly adore every single piece of yours showcased on your blog and Nichole's. I'm loving your use of doilies, too! I'm thrilled to be introduced to you and your work -- your blog is now in my Favorites. Congrats!

Sherry said...

I bet you hear this a lot Ashley so here goes yet another time.. "I like your Style"!! Your cards are so vintage-shabby chic and some are crisp and clean.. all full of color and design! Thank Goodness we don't have to pick our fav's I Love them all!!

Maryann S said...

Your work is just beautiful! I love your use of color and your unique style! It is very fresh and creative!

Heather said...

Love this! I have some old doilies and such that belonged to my grandmother - I see some great inspiration here. Thank you!

Renée said...

congrats on being geust dt for PTI! Your style is always amazing :)

I love your colour choices for this card!

Marge said...

Oh, LOVE this card!!! Incredible use of your doilies -- WOW!!!

patm4180 said...

I love your cards and am looking forward to seeing your blog everyday..............Welcome......patm

larue said...

I really love what you did with this gorgeous card.
You are really an inspiration.

Kimberly said...

Wow, you must be on cloud 9! Congrats to you, the honor is well deserved. It is so neat to see a guest designer who is such a long time fan and so active in th forums.

Hannah L. said...

Wow! I love your style and blog, this is definally going to be saved to my rss reader. I know I will be referring to it a lot for inspiration.
Congrats on being a guest designer, look forward to seeing all that you create.

Lana D said...

I love the layers you add to cards. Welcome to PTI.

Angela Lemmons said...

Love, love, love your cards!! Thanks for the inspiration and welcome to PTI!!

Lynna said...

Welcome to the PTI family.
I love your style.

Lynna

Pam said...

I love the vintage elegant look of this card. Gorgeous.
~Pam L.

Cathy said...

Hi there
I LOVE your cards
Thanks for the instructions and the inspirations
I hope I win :):)
Cheers
Catie

Wendy said...

Doilies?? Who would of thunk! They look amazing on this one, love it!

Dee said...

love your cards they are so beautiful

Sharon said...

I just love this card! I have seen your work, and its extrodinary! I'm glad you are a guest designer for PaperTreyInk. Love their stuff, too!

Trena in Naperville said...

Congratulations Ashley!! PTI has some lovely stamp sets. I'm looking forward to seeing your designs!!

Take care and STAY POSITIVE!

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