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]