Sunday, 14 January 2018

Gingham Celebration

Hi and welcome!  Today's card was made for a few challenges - the colors from Color Throwdown, MFT's Blueprints challenge, the patterned paper theme at Simon Says Stamp and the sketch from Paper Craft Crew.

When I first saw the sketch I gulped, because me and angled panels are not friends, but in the end I wasn't too unhappy with how this turned out.  I used several Blueprints dies on this card - for the angled panel, for the stars and for the banners at the bottom.

Looking at the photo, I now wish I had lowered the word "celebrate" and had it connect with the star.  I did try and detach the word die, but it was stuck down and not moving!  Oh well, live and learn 😄

The word die as well as the stars are coated with clear sparkle pen and the two smaller stars are also coated with Nuvo Crystal Glaze.

When I cut the two top panels, there were no stitched lines, so I used my Stitched Basic Edges die to add some stitches.  Because this die adds stitches on either side of the stitched line, there was a sliver of stitching left over.  Rather than throw this away, I adhered it to the patterned paper as an additional feature.

Thanks for visiting.


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Products used:

Cardstock:  White, After Midnight, Blu Raspberry, Homespun Gingham (MFT)
Dies:  Celebrate, Blueprints 24, 30, 18, 26, Stitched Basic Edges (MFT
Accessories:  Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Pen, Nuvo Crystal Glaze



Aileen said...

Beautiful cards Karren and I love how you used that thin sliver of stitched card to add to the patterned paper. It works perfectly.

Barb Ghig said...

I think your 'Celebrate' die cut looks perfect right where it is (we are so much alike) and I love that you chose these pink and white gingham papers for this card! Beautiful color combo, too...Great job combining challenges, Karren!

Kara Lynne said...

Great colors and design, Karren! I love how you used your extra stitching on the inside - it's a great detail. You and angles did great together!

Wanda Cullen said...

You rocked both the sketch and the throwdown colors! Lovely card! Thanks so much for joining us this week!