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Watch Me Wednesday :: Happy Birthday Balloon

The card + video have been removed temporarily for publication.
Find it in Cards magazine February 2011.
The video will be re-published in March 2011.

Hey Everyone! Yaaaay...it's Wednesday and time for another video! Today, I decided to create a card using some new Kaisercraft. The Up, Up & Away collection is so vintage. Here's a birthday card probably for a guy. So, take a peek at how I made it!

You may also view the video here. Thank you for watching!


Stamps :: Technique Tuesday - numbers game; DeNami Design - polka dot background; Papertrey Ink - get to the point sentiments
Ink :: Hero Arts - latte; Ranger - vintage photo, tea dye
Cardstock :: Papertrey Ink - ocean tides, dark chocolate, vintage cream
Patterned Paper :: Kaisercraft - up, up & away collection 6" paper pad
Embellishments :: Kaisercraft - up, up & away collection chipboard & cardstock die cuts; May Arts - twine

One more thing! Have you heard? There is a new challenge that has started. This time, it's photography related. You've got to check it out...it's hosted by none other than BoldLifestyle Photography (also known as McArthur's creative photography blog). He's been really wanting to host his own photography-based challenge and finally decided to take the plunge. So, what are you waiting for? Head on over to the blog here and see what the first challenge entails. Dust off your cameras and snap some photos. There's no need to be a professional. It's all about being creative and trying new things, just like any other paper crafting challenge. And you want to know what's great about it all? You can scrap these photos! Just think of the story behind each of them. I can't wait to participate myself and I hope you join me!

Thanks for visiting and I hope you have a great wonderful Wednesday.


papertrails leaver said...

this is gorgeous! I like the soft creams and browns.

Ginny Larsen said...

love it all! the twine and balloon are my favorite part of the whole thing.

and that's awesome that your husband has a challenge going over at his blog... totally gonna check it out! :D

Lindsay said...

What a beautiful card Ashley! I love the distressed look and all of the elements you added!

Heather Innusa said...

Thank you so much for this video! Alot of GREAT techniques used - really appreciated!! And WONDERFUL card, by the way!!

Cristina said...

This is gorgeous. No one layers like you do.

pam said...

Wednesdays are my least favourite days ... maybe not now !!! Love your cards !! Thanks !

Ellie said...

You are really are making love Wednesday I am truly liking these videos they are awesome!

Lillian Child said...

What a beautiful card creation, Ashley!! My sister is the secretary to our local hot air balloon society, and I am sending her your link to see this lovely card!!

Steph said...

Thanks for another great video! I am loving these....great card, it's 'pretty' but masculine at the same time. Fab :)

Jennifer said...

what a stunning card!
was so good to meet you - i am so sorry i didn't have time to chat. next time we must go out for dinner. hugs!

Liz said...

What a great card! I love that stamp! It's so hard to make good looking masculine cards for me because I feel the more you add, the less masculine it gets but this card is great with all it's neutral colors! I love the idea of using taffeta on a masculine card, it's like boy ribbon! :) THanks for the great video!

Anonymous said...

Great card, Ashley! :)
I'm also super excited about your husband's new challenges. I just bought my first DSLR camera recently and I started going to a photography class just this week. So I am hoping to capture something worth submitting to his challenge. :)
I'll be sure to spread the word to the some of the other people in my photography class too!
Hope you have a great weekend!!!

mtscrapgal said...

Loved all the layers of the card today. You do a great job on your videos. Thanks

Helen F. said...

Fabulous card (and video!), Ashley. Love the fab colors and your beautiful artistic design :o)

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