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Caardvarks :: Core'dinations Cards

Hey everyone! I'm back today to share with you a few cards I made for Caardvarks! Core'dinations is the sponsor and they are offering a 3-month guest design team position! How fun is that?! All you have to do is create a monochromatic card! Check out the blog post here for all of the details!

  1. Trim cardstock to create an A2 card base and sand it a bit.
  2. Trim embossed cardstock block, sand, and distress edges with fingernail.
  3. Adhere cardstock to card front.
  4. Apply scor-tape to card front bottom, then add rose trim and ruffle along the tape.
  5. Add pearls.
  6. Trim sentiment from cardstock and adhere to label die cut, then adhere to card front center.
  7. Add pearls to label die cut.
Tips & Tricks
  • With all of the great trims on the market, don't forget to use them in creative ways. With this trim, I ruffled it up so the roses will appear closer together.


:: Core'dinations - Jenni Bowlin collection (embossed text), core essentials
Embellishments :: Donna Downey - fabric scrapbook kit (sentiment printed on cream cardstock); K&Co - label die cut; KaiserCraft - pearls; American Crafts - rose trim (Dear Lizzy collection)
Tools :: sanding tool

  1. Trim whitewash cardstock to create an A2 card base and sand it up a bit.
  2. Trim whitewash cardstock blocks, emboss, then sand and mat on opposite purple side of cardstock.
  3. Stamp label and heat emboss with clear embossing powder, then die cut label.
  4. Pop label off card front.
  5. Add ribbon and flowers.
  6. Tear one end of focal point.
Tips & Tricks
  • To create a monochromatic look, try using clear embossing powder to maintain the same color hues.

:: Waltzingmouse Stamps - very vintage labels no. 5, say it with style
Ink :: Versamark
Cardstock :: Core'dinations - whitewash
Embellishments :: American Crafts - ribbon; Prima - flowers
Tools :: Provo Craft - swiss dots embossing folder, cuttlebug; sanding tool


  1. Trim cardstock to create an A2 card base.
  2. Mat two additional coordinating pink cardstock layers and tear the bottoms.
  3. Add stitching.
  4. Stamp dress form with watermark ink and heat emboss with clear embossing powder.
  5. Stamp dress form again on light pink cardstock, cut out, and pop off card front.
  6. Stamp sentiment on light pink cardstock, cut out, and pop off card front.
  7. Embellish with rhinestones and flower.
  8. Stamp bottom flowers and add rhinestones.
  9. Add double ribbon treatment.
Tips & Tricks
  • If you need a smaller flower, pull off a few petals to create a tighter rose bud. You can secure them with tacky glue.

:: Lawn Fawn - sew lovely; JustRite - girl's night out
Ink :: Versamark; PTI - raspberry fizz
Cardstock :: Core'dinations
Embellishments :: KaiserCraft - rhinestones; Prima - flower; PTI - ribbon
Tools :: sewing machine

Thanks so much for your visit! Enjoy the rest of your day!


Anonymous said...

these are all incredibly lovely, but your first card is truly stunning. love the colours you chose ~ this core'dinations cardstock is soooo yummy. :)

Jessica said...

Lovely cards, Ashley!!! The first one is amazing. These colors work so well together. TFS :)

~kelly marie~ said...

Love these cards! So gorgeous!

Erica said...

So glad you had a great time in my hometown. I'm just 14 miles away from Wizard headquarters. I've met Sharon at local shows and reminded of her of the fact she wouldn't have to pay any airfare for me. You had decent weather too.
Anywho!! Loved you card. You are really rockin' those new Nesties. I can't wait for them to come. Sharon and staff have such ginormous talent.

Mona Pendleton said...

All of these are so pretty Ashley! I love that sanded print cs & that ribbon is stunning!

rush8888 said...

wow! you have been busy, and no matter how many projects you make, i could always ask for more! thank you for all of your sharing.

Deanna said...

Gasp... these are stunning Ashley!

Axes DesigNs said...

OMY! your cards are amazing! I would love you could see my card for the core-dinations challenge ;)

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