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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Gingham and a Sketch

I'm taking on the Gingham Challenge over at Moxie Fab World: and used this sketch at Skipping Stones Design:
The sketch is from Heidi Van Laar and really makes a sweet card. Now for the Gingham Challenge we are to use gingham in an innovative way. Now I don't know if I used gingham in an innovative way but here is my card:
 I wanted to use a color scheme that I have never used before and decided to go with dark gray, light blue and yellow. The gray cardstock is embossed with Swiss Dots EF. The gingham is ribbon that I've had forever. The white heart scalloped border is a punch from Martha Stewart. I layered a narrow strip of light yellow cardstock on top of the ribbon and trimmed the one end into a v shape. I thought it needed a little something more so I took a silver pen and did pen stitching around it.
 The flower and leaf stamp is from Papertrey Ink and I used Faded Jeans and Peeled Paint Distress inks. I layered the flowers by using 1/4" foam adhesive and used a light yellow pearl in the flower's center.
 The sentiment I stamped on yellow cs with silver ink and embossed with silver embossing powder which I haven't used in such a long time.
I really like using gray instead of black or brown for a neutral color. I think it helped to soften the card.
Thanks for stopping by. It's hump day so the weekend isn't far away.


  1. Your card is beautiful Teresa! I love the colors you played with-they marry wonderfully.

  2. This is so pretty! I love it! Thanks for playing along with us over at Skipping Stones Design!

  3. I love blue and yellow together, and when you tossed in the gingham, I'm swooning! LOVE this card!

  4. Hi Teresa! Thanks for your lovely comment on my Moxie Fab TT card :) I adore all things gingham and love how you used it here in your design! And your layered flower is gorgeous!

  5. Your card is so pretty! Love the layered flower and the gingham ribbon gives it a nice country feel!

    Thanks so much for your comment on my gingham card!

  6. LOVE the grey combo!!! Very pretty! Thanks for playing along with Skipping Stones Design sketch challenge!

  7. Hey Teresa! Thanks for linking this up to the Gingham Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

  8. Love the color combo and gingham paired with the swiss dots


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