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Hey there! How is everyone out there? I am feeling much better and glad my medications are starting to work. This card is inspired by Travelingmama's Challenge. I was inspired by the colors in the photo. The main colors were hues of blue and a shade similar to sand (i.e., kraft). I also saw some cream and a bit of red popped in there.

I made this tag for another card, but it did not work out, so I incorporated it into this card. This card is super busy, but I rarely get a chance to embellish cards like this, so I like how it turned out. It almost could be framed art! So, what reason could you send this card? Whatever! That's why I like including a sentiment like Memories because it can be used for birthdays, mother's day, love, missing you, whatever you wish that has a memory behind it.

Don't forget to vote for your favorite card in the Gallery Idol Contest. You have until today at 12pm - MT or 2pm EST! Go cast your vote for this session!

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your Friday Eve! :)

Card Instructions
  1. Trim kraft cardstock into an A2 card.
  2. Stamp polka dot background on card front.
  3. Die cut tag in Cricut and trace onto canvas.
  4. Cut canvas tag and adhere to cardstock tag.
  5. Stitch around canvas tag and add cardstock and eyelet, then tie a ribbon.
  6. Adhere canvas tag to card front with foam adhesive.
  7. Paint chipboard branch (previously done) and ahdere to card front.
  8. Add paper flower buds.
  9. Cover bird chipboard with cardstock and patterned paper (wing). and adhere to card front.
  10. Stamp sentiment, mat on cardstock, then adhere to card front.
  11. Add mini library clip.
:: My Goodies {Memories} ::
Stamps: Papertrey Ink - polka dot basics; 7 Gypsies - nottinghill
Ink: Stampin' Up! - chocolate chip; Papertrey Ink - vintage cream; ColorBox-chestnut roan
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink - kraft; Stampin' Up! - rose red + taken with teal + bordering blue
Patterned Paper: Quick Quotes
Accessories: Stampin' Up! - mini library clip; Craft Supply - grosgrain ribbon + Canvas Fabric; + Eyelet Maya Road - chipboard bird + tree limb; Prima - flower buds; Hero Arts - rhinestone; Crop-a-Dile; Janome Sew Mini; Thread; Provo Craft - Cricut + Plantin Schoolbook cartridge
Card Size: 4.25" x


Traveling Mama said...

This is gorgeous! I love all the different elements and the way you pulled out the punches of color! Thank you so much for playing along! Hugs from Morocco!

Pirre said...

WOW again =)

Tethered2Home said...

OH BEAUTY. I love canvas & textured card.

Anonymous said...

This IS more than you usually do, but it's still cute as all get out! I love the tag w/the ribbon. Love it.

I got nothing done last night. Nothing. :( Lots of sleep though. :)

Heather P. said...

Cute, cute, cute!

peggysue said...

Very sweet! I really like the colors on the bird and the layout.

itsallrosi said...

loving all the texture, and that shock of red!

Serina said...

this one's very different. love the concept.

should do more like this card!



Nancy L. said...

beautiful card!

claudia shadler said...

Ashley, this is so cute and very artsy! ;) I love the collage feel to it! love the dotted background! I'm totally loving the canvas fabric too! About your question on my post to this challenge, remember about the ribbon on whether I stitched it myself? I wish I could take credit but no. the ribbon came like that, it's by American Crafts! I found it Michael's

Clouds :D

Cindy Lee said...

Wow..this card is classy, Ashley! I love it!!

Savitri said...

Just awesome!!!! You did great with this challenge while sneezing :)

Winter said...

Very cute! I love the color combo!

PaperTree Designs said...

this is adorable! Love it.
Hugs from Australia

Lisa said...

How cute is this?! Love it!

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