Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Gingham Memories

Hello Classy Friends, Diane here with you on the blog today. This week is starting off with our Gingham challenge using the photo below for inspiration, you need to have gingham somewhere on your project!

I remember as a child how popular gingham was. I even had my bedroom decorated with gingham. We had to make a gingham apron in Home Economics" at school, so you might say I have always been a "gingham" girl!

Impression Obsession has a nice line of "cover a card" stamps. I am using Gingham Cover A Card, just think with this stamp you can have any color of gingham you want. These stamps are wonderful as they stamp big and you can choose to use the entire image of just a fraction of it. I chose to use the entire stamp with a red ink. Don't you just love red gingham?

I used the Mega Mount to mount my Cover-A-Card stamp on. This is a very large acrylic block that fits the stamps perfectly!

I cut four of the Cottage Kutz Fancy Floral Butterfly Corners and positioned them around my card to make a frame. A little tip in using the intricate dies is to place a piece of wax paper over your die, then you paper on top of that before cutting, it makes for a much easier release. To help get all those little pieces out of your cut piece, there is a wonderful new tool by Spellbinders called Tool 'n One.

For the center of my frame, I stamped JustRite Hello Daisy with Versamark, first running the Anti-Static Bag over my card stock, then embossed with Sparkle 'n Sprinkle Black Fine Embossing Powder.

Using Spellbinders Floral Ovals, I positioned it over my stamped image and die cut it.

To finish my card, I added Red Pearls to each corner, a gingham bow and button.

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wannabcre8tive said...

A beautiful card. Love those corners.

Mulberry Mindy said...

I love the gingham background stamp. I'm glad you featured it stamped in red, one of my favorite colors. Love the intricate dies, too!

Lisa said...

Absolutely gorgeous card, Diane!! The red gingham is so beautiful!! Love the dies you used!! This is fabulous!!

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