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.