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Thinking of You Today

Hi Everyone! Yesterday, we got the opportunity to visit the White House! These tickets are not easy to come by, so it was a real treat. We got to see the rooms open to the public, which are limited, but still treasured. Some rooms include the red, blue, green and yellow rooms, China room, and the room they entertain in! The house is so amazing and has so much detail in the trims and decor. No photos were allowed and I kept my cell phone off, so I do not have any pictures to share, just memories! If you ever plan a visit to Washington DC, try to plan ahead and get tickets to tour the White House.

Onto today's card...it is inspired by Scrapmaster's Paradise color challenge. I cheated and used cream as a base, but I already had the card started (which was ditched in another project), so I chose to salvage it for this color challenge. I used some AC Zing embossing powder and it's great. I love that color and the rest of the colors they have available. Yesterday, Peachy Cheap had a set of AC embossing powders on sale for under $9. I jumped on that deal!!

Thanks for stopping by and have a happy HUMP DAY!

Card Instructions
  1. Trim cream cardstock to an A2 card.
  2. Stamp retro background pattern on bottom half of card.
  3. Color in dots using markers.
  4. Tie ribbon in a bow.
  5. Stamp flower, emboss, and cut out, then adhere to bow and add rhinestone.
  6. Stamp sentiment on card front.
:: My Goodies {thinking of you today} ::
Stamps: Papertrey Ink - retro background basics + everyday classics
Ink: Stampin' Up! markers - bermuda bay + melon mambo + only orange; Papertrey Ink - hibiscus burst; Versamark
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink - cream
Accessories: Michaels - ribbon; American Crafts - embossing powder; heat gun; Papertrey Ink - orange rhinestone
Card Size: 5.5" x 4.25"


Cat said...

Very pretty colours Ashley. Love that gorgeous bow.

Michelle said...

We were in DC for the 4th of July and did the White House thing - - they are sooo strict with security....did you go to the Pentagon? You can't even have cameras in the parking lot - LOL
I love this color combo...and how you have that big pop of the light aqua in the center like that. I have just noticed that Peachy Cheap thing...gonna have to watch them and see what deals I can score.

Susan said...

I'm delighted to see you back at SPCC. Your card is beautiful, and the giant ribbon and bow set it off so nicely. I can't wait to see what you have for us in future color combos.

Create Fabulous said...

OMG - i love this card! the big huge hot pink bow is my favorite!

Heather P. said...

Gorgeous... Just look at that fabulous ribbon! :)

Maile Belles said...

Beautiful!!! Love that ribbon!!

Heather in FL said...

Beautiful card! That bow is just beautiful! You always make me want to take out stamps I haven't used in a while. :-)

Emily said...

Thanks for sharing! This card is beautiful.

Emily-SP Diva

Deanna said...

Beautiful, great deal on the ZING too!

Lori said...

WOW this is really pretty. I love love LOVE the big pink bow! Nice job!

Anonymous said...

Love this! And you already know which part of this card is my favorite! :-)

I wanna play too, now. :-)

~kelly marie~ said...

Gorgeous card! Love the giant ribbon and flower center! I also lots the spots and dots. It reminds me to break mine out again!

So cool that you got to visit the White House! It must have been so amazing! I would love to do that one day!

savvy teaching tips said...

Wow, what an elegant and simple card. I love it.

Sabriena Satchwell said...

I love that bow!!!

Stephanie said...

Very pretty card! Love it!

Ann said...

Oooh, that ribbon is beautiful!

Winter said...

So pretty! The colors are great and I love the big bow! I have been doing big bows one my cards lately too! :)

Beate said...

How awesome that you got to tour the White House. I bet it was amazing.
Your card is beautiful. The background you stamped with the gorgeous ribbon are wonderful.
Hugs and smiles

Daniella said...

How cool was that to see the White House!!!
Your card is brilliant!! I love the beautiful big bow!
So glad you could join us this week at SPCC!!

Anonymous said...

Very nice cards and cannot believe yesterday was the only day I did not check in at Peachy Cheap! ARGHHH!!

suzARTe said...

I absolutely love this card, its just perfect.The ribbon looks awesome. I really have to do a proper tour of the White House the next time I am in the States, I only managed to see the outside June last year :(

Craftastic Life said...

Beautiful Card! How fun a trip to the white house!

heidi said...

Wow! This is a gorgeous card! It looks like something you'd buy in a store!! So crisp. Great job!

Heidi SP Diva

thescrapmaster said...

Ashley, that bow is gorgeous!!! Thanks so much for playing :O)
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