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Caardvarks :: CARDS Wedding Card Challenge

Hey Bleeps! TGIF!! I'm so excited to share with you this vintage-modern wedding card. I can picture this given to one of the Ace of Cakes employees again. I watch way too much Food TV! Anyway, this card is for Caardvarks new challenge...wedding cards and is sponsored by CARDS magazine. Both elements of this challenge make me super happy because I enjoy making wedding cards and also browsing and creating for CARDS magazine. So, each of you should make a wedding card and enter it into this challenge because the winner will get PUBLISHED in CARDS' July issue! Isn't that great news?! I was so excited when I first heard about it and couldn't wait to share it here!

About this card...

Last weekend, I knew I had to make this card for the challenge to share with you all, but as usual I was procrastinating because I "think" I work well under pressure! :) We were snowed in a bit on Saturday and I was watching Extreme Home Makeover. It was a repeat I believe (the one with Mary J. Blige as the special guest). Well, one of the designers added damask wallpaper to one of the rooms. The wallpaper was purple with a gold damask pattern. I immediately said aloud, "That is so pretty. I'm making a card from that!" So, here it is!

Speaking of snow. We're expecting about 20" at least starting today through Saturday. So, I guess I'll be watching more TV, making more stuff, cooking, looking out the window, and napping! This is going to be one long weekend, but a happy one!

Take care and enjoy yourself!

  1. Create an A2 card base.
  2. Trim purple paper to fit card front and stamp damask pattern.
  3. Cut purple cardstock into 3 even strips and add stitching, then adhere to card front.
  4. Add pearl flourish.
  5. Stamp sentiment on cream cardstock and pop off card front.

Stamps :: PTI - damask designs, big and bold wishes
Ink :: Encore - gold; VersaColor - purple
Paper :: CutCardstock - gold, purple; PTI - rustic cream
Embellishments :: ZVA - pearl flourish
Tools :: sewing machine, thread


Heather P. said...

Wow, this is so dramatic! Love how it turned out! :)

LOL, I hear you on the eating, sleeping, watching TV thing this weekend... Only my 4 1/2 year old will probably nix my nap schedule! LOL

Jessica said...

Wow!!! Amazing card, Ashely!!! It is so rich and elegant. It's amazing how ideas bounce out from everywhere, ay!! I absolutely love it. TFS

The weekend idea sounds so good. Enjoy :)

alexandra s.m. said...

It's abeautiful card and thank you for including all the details about it ;-)

Cookie said...

Beautiful! LOVE coming over here and looking at your wonderful designs! I LOVE your new photo too you look so PRETTY! If you have a chance come by and visit my blog you are an inspiration!

Kathy Martin said...

Gorgeous wedding card! Love the adhesive pearls!

Yaneri ~ScrapyCrafter~ said...

Simply Bellisimo Ashley! Really nice, love the gold tones in it!!

Stay warm and cozy! It's raining hard here in California.


~kelly marie~ said...

Gorgeous card! Love the purple and gold!

Tiffany Ervin said...

Really beautiful and amazing with the purple and golden hues!

Alice said...

love the rich purple in this! gorgeous card!

Lea L. said...

This is gorgeous!


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