Friday, May 26, 2017


I love gingham, and I recently found a few packs of pretty colors of gingham paper hiding in my cardstock drawer.  Today I noticed that one of them is a perfect match for Stampin' Up!'s new Tranquil Tide.  This particular color wasn't on my radar yet . . . until I paired it with the paper when I set out to design this card for my aunt, who recently took a tumble down her basement steps and has been hospitalized with injuries.  She deserves a pretty card!
Guilty as charged if you're thinking that the front of the card is busy, but I just couldn't stop adding to it.  My only design plan was to create an acetate front with a top and bottom border of gingham paper and, as you can see, I ended up basically covering the majority of the acetate.  It's been a while since I've let a creative muse take the driver's seat and, whether or not the card is too busy, I am pleased with where the muse took me! As a matter of fact, I liked this card so much that I stood it on my desk so that I could look at it all day.  I'm a bad niece, I suppose, but it will definitely go in tomorrow's mail.  Definitely!
The card features a stamped sentiment, cardstock, rhinestone jewels, and linen thread from Stampin' Up!, assorted Spellbinders dies, and a Martha Stewart border punch was used to decorate the bottom border on the inside.
[putting it in an envelope now]


Nancy Dawson said...

Beautiful and love the color match!

Debra Lail said...

I've seen some acetate style cards that I've been wanting to case, this provides even more inspiration. Good class idea too!😁

Carolanne Ladd said...

Love love. Love it, I know the flower isn't SU but I love it,
Not that busy your aunt will love it too! Is the flower the spellbinder dies?

Regina Andari - said...

Thank you, Carolanne Ladd! Yes, the flower and leaves are from a Spellbinders daisy die, and the clay pot and tool are also from Spellbinders.