Hello Gorgeous with Ashlea

Catherine CP Designs, CPD Ink, Gallery, Projects, Stamp of Approval

Hello crafty friends! Ashlea here, and I'm so excited to be on Catherine's blog today showing one of my favorite cards I created using the Tropically Yours SOA collection.

For this card I wanted a strong, dominant pattern, so I used the zig-zag border stamp all the way up my card front in Midnight ink to make it pop. I then trimmed it down to 4″ x 5 1/4″ to make it slightly smaller than an A2 sized card. I used a scrap piece of CP Midnight cardstock to emboss the sentiment “hello gorgeous” from the Stand Tall stamp set in white. I trimmed the sentiment to be 4″ long which is the same width as the card front.

On a piece of premium white cardstock, I stamped the leaves from the Leave Me In Paradise stamp set in Grass Skirt and cut them out using the coordinating dies. After placing the sentiment strip in the center of the card front, I arranged some of the leaves behind the strip in the upper right hand corner and on top of the sentiment strip on the bottom left, coming in toward the sentiment. I trimmed any overhang from the die cut leaves with scissors.

Finally, I ink blended Grass Skirt onto the edges of a piece of CP Premium White cardstock cut to 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ to create a color coordinated matted border and adhered my card front to it with Tombow Mono Multi Glue.

I adhered the entire front with matted border to an A2 size card base, again with Tombow Mono glue. Finally, I adhered some gems near the sentiment and the card was complete!

I adore this SOA and I know you will too!  I can't wait to see what you create with all of the wonderful stamps and dies included in this collection.

Thanks for stopping by today!


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