Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Gingham Memories

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


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 your 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

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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Entering the following challenges:
Addicted To Stamps .... Anything Goes
and
Inky Impressions .... Anything Goes
and
Scrapper's Delights .... Anything Goes/Buttons,Bows,Ribbon
and
Wonderful Wednesday .... Anything Goes
and
Loves Rubber Stamps .... Buttons and Bows
and
Craft-DeeBowZ .... Anything Goes With A Bow

14 comments:

Lisa said...

This is gorgeous, Diane!! I love the red gingham background!! The way you made the frame is fabulous!! That punch of green gingham is so beautiful!! I love this my friend!! It's awesome!! I hope you are having a wonderful week!! Hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Julie Beech said...

Wow I didn't realize it was a stamp, it creates a fab background.
Thanks for sharing with us at ATSM this week. :)

Ros Crawford said...

That's a stamp? I thought it was fabric ... Well done on another super card Miss Gingham ...

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

This is AWESOME Diane! Gosh I hope I can find some time to join in ... I just discovered a fabulous roll of fancy gingham ribbon that would work perfectly! Thanks for inspiration my friend ... you're amazing!

Dangina Martinez said...

What a fabulous design! Love what you did with the background! So Cool! hank You so much for joining us this week at Loves Rubber Stamps!
Good Luck & Hugs, DT Dangina

Donna Maligno said...

Lovely, lovely! Wonderful job on this card, Diane. Thanks for joining the Craft-Dee BowZ July challenge.

Vicki robertson said...

Oh, what a wonderful card! I love that stamp! Thanks for joining the Craft-Dee BowZ July Challenge.

Neets B said...

What a fabulous stamp to have. My primary school uniform was red and white so for years in the summer months I wore red and white gingham :) I love that you've kept your central image just black and white and the pop of green is great. Thanks for joining in at ATSM this week, Anita x

Leslie Miller said...

Wow! I would never guess that was a stamp. IO makes some fabulous background stamps. I can never seem to find enough gingham paper, and I LOVE gingham, so this would be a useful addition to my stamp arsenal. What a beautiful card, Diane! LOVE the die cut corners and the image, too!

Katie Stringer said...

Thanks for joining in this week at Inky impressions challenge.
Hugs katie x

Shana Gaff said...

Really pretty! I love how you put the red and white gingham behind the frame die. Thanks for joining us at ATSM. :)

Lydia said...

This is just so pretty. Thanks for joining us at Loves Rubberstamps!

Joey said...

Diane this is fabulous, I love the gingham, thanks for joining us at scrappers delights. Joey x

wannabcre8tive said...

A very beautiful card.