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Singing in the Raiin

Hey Everyone! I hope you had a fantastic weekend. I did a lot of scrapbooking without photos. What's that? Well, that's what I do when I have special requests to make scrapbooks for people to give as gifts. It's quite a task if you've never tried it before. But, it's a great introduction for me to scrapbook again.

In the meantime, I was playing around with some new ribbon I got and created my own crinkly and stained ribbon (a sample used in today's card). I didn't buy the ribbon with intentions of creating it, but it just happened in a matter of minutes. As a special thanks to my Embellish Magazine members and subscribers, I'll be providing a tutorial there later this week. I'm really grateful for your support and the least I can do is give you all the first peek at a great tutorial. I'll let you know when it's available. If you're not already a member, it's quick and easy to sign up and you get to check out some great card designs while you're there in Embellish Magazine's Premier Issue too!

Today, I created a card with lots of vintage flair. I hope you enjoy it. Here is how I made it and some tips too!

  1. Trim striped patterned paper to fit an A2 card front.
  2. Trim black and white patterned paper block and adhere to striped patterned paper.
  3. Trim music sheet paper, add distress ink, and adhere.
  4. Add vintage trim and distress ink.
  5. Add ribbon treatment and glass button with twine.
  6. In word editing software, type sentiment and print.
  7. Trim sentiment strip, stamp rain background, and add distress ink.
  8. Adhere sentiment strip to card front.
  9. Stamp umbrella, cut out, add distress ink, and pop off card front.
  10. Add black rhinestone to umbrella.
Tips & Tricks
  • If you want a sentiment or a certain size sentiment, use your computer and printer to generate what you want exactly.
  • Add stamping to the sentiment and voila a hybrid card!

Stamps :: Lawn Fawn - partly cloudy
Ink :: SU! - black; Ranger - tea dye, antique linen
Cardstock :: PTI - white
Patterned Paper :: GCD Studios - Paris Nights collection; Craft Supply - vintage Mozart music sheet
Embellishments :: Vintage Scrap Shop - trim; Craft Supply - crinkly stained ribbon; Making Memories - vintage glass button; May Arts - twine; KaiserCraft - black rhinestone
Software :: Font - Andes; Microsoft Word; Epson printer


Sylvia Blum said...

oh my gosh... this is absolutely GORGEOUS!!! Can't wait for the tutorial.. absolutely love the look of your 'distressed ribbon' *wow*

~kelly marie~ said...

This is such an amazingly stunning card. WOW! Singin' in the Rain is my all time favorite movie. I just can't tell you how much I love this! You rock!

Smita said...

Stunning!!! How do you create such lovely cards, Ashley?!?! :-)


Courtney Baker said...

This is just GORGEOUS Ashley!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Beautiful and so vintage! Love everything about this card.

Kathy Martin said...

Oh how CUTE! Love the design and all the cream-on-cream! :)

Christina Smith said...

Your cards are just so beautiful! I know it's been a long time since I've commented, but I wanted to let you know that I still stop by to peek at what you are up to.

Diane Jaquay said...

Fabby shabby, LOVE it :)

Carly said...

Wow this card is drop dead gorgeous!

Helen F. said...

Such a gorgeous design, Ashley. LOVE the vintage and distressed look!

Marian Garcia, Studio M said...

I LOVE this. Do you have a profile on Splitcoast Gallery?

Jessica said...

The moment I saw this card it put a smile on my face. Love every bit of it :)

Mona Pendleton said...

Wow! This is gorgeous Ashley! Picture perfect :) Makes me want to turn on the sprinklers here in the desert & dance!

Conniecrafter said...

very cool, great papers, love the ribbon!

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