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Hello, Sunshine :: M's Sketch Challenge

Hey, Hey! It's Friday Eve and I have a card to share with you today! It is inspired by M's Sketch #2. Of course I tweaked the sketch a bit to fit the elements that I decided to go with, but it follows the layout for the most part. This is my first time using a doily and I'm pleased with the way it turned out. I had no idea how to use them on cards, but thought they would be great paper embellishments. I'm sure they'll look great on some elegant themed cards too. I'll have to try that out later. This time, I made a fun card using bright colors that remind me of back-to-school. Does it to you? It's something about the yellow (which is the reverse side of the American Crafts patterned paper and reminds me of SU! crushed curry that I love) combined with the blue and red that screams back-to-school! The brown sort of throws it off I guess!

The winner of Sleigh Ride stamp set is Erika!

Erika said...

So, so pretty! I have been trying to figure out my Christmas card for this year and this set would do the trick! Thanks so much, Ashley!

Thanks so much for visiting today and enjoy yourself!

  1. Trim blue cardstock to an A2 card by trimming 8.5" x 11" cardstock in half vertically.
  2. Trim doily in half and adhere to card front.
  3. Trim yellow paper to about 1.5", stamp faux stitching and adhere to card front.
  4. Die cut circle from patterned paper and adhere to card front with foam adhesive.
  5. Cut owl from patterned paper and pop off of circle die cut.
  6. Stamp sentiment and add to card front.
  7. Tie ribbon into a bow and add button with floss.
  8. Add rhinestones.
  • Stamps :: Papertrey Ink - handwritten notes; Sassafras - stitchery
  • Ink :: Papertrey Ink - pure poppy
  • Paper :: Papertrey Ink - enchanted evening; American Crafts - craft fair collection
  • Embellishments :: Papertrey Ink - pure poppy ribbon + enchanted evening button; Nice Package - doily + floss; Kaiser Craft - rhinestones


Anonymous said...

Is that American Crafts I spy??? Lol! You worked it girl! This card is SO FUN! I know M will love it!

Ashley Newell said...

Soooooooooo cute!!!

Cindy Lee said...

Ohhh....I absolutely love this card, Ashley!!!

~amy~ said...

absolutely adorable take on m's sketch challenge! Love your color combo...sooo fresh and fun!!! gotta LOVE that AC owl..

Michelle said...

Not only do the primary colors look back-to-schoolish, but the brown does too...reminds me of little brown suede shoes that boys wear to school...annnnd the doily: I remember all sorts of crafts (always Valentines!) in school with those little doilies. What a fun card!

Janelle said...

Love the card, Ashley! The doily, the rhinestones, the colors -- all terrific!

~Lori Roop said...

Super cute card Ashley! I love the doily.....I'm so into them right now. I buy them at the dollar store for a buck. There's a ton of them in 1 pack too! :)
It's also cool to spray paint them! Painting them makes them nice and stiff!

Savitri said...

Too cute!!! I got a doily in one of my Scarlet Lime goodies. I haven't used it I think. Now I want to. This is adorable!!!! LOVE your take on M's sketch! Thanks for playing and she'll come check this out after school :)

Erika said...

Yay! Thanks so much, Ashley! I will send you my address. Your card is awesome...loooove he doily accent. What a great way to add a little texture...and such a great idea for Christmas cards!

Winter said...

So cute! I was just looking at doiles today at the store and thought they would be great on a card, but I didn't buy any! I think I need to go back and get some now! :)

Geny said...

Oh how i love this card Ashley!

Heather P. said...

This is such a cute card! Love that little owl!! :)

Shauna K said...

GORGEOUS!!! oh my word, these colors totally POP- what a great job! :D

Amy Sheffer said...

So cute, Ashley! Love how you used the doily! I have a bunch, but they just sit there staring at me :)

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claudia shadler said...

wow! what a mix of colors, so fun Ashley! Luv the cute owl!

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