Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Stippled Gingham Thanks


I've managed to find some time over in Australia to blog and so I'm popping in with my ColourQ card this week - I just love this week's colour combo!!!

When I saw the two different blues I knew I wanted to use the two-step flower set, Stippled Blossoms, so that's where I started...

I stamped the flowers using Pool Party ink first, then Bermuda Bay, while the leaves were stamped with Old Olive: the first time using second generation ink (stamped off once) then the second time stamping as normal. These were all cut out using my trusty paper snips and layered on the doily. The gingham panel was created by inking up my Stripes embossing folder with Real Red ink then putting some Whisper White card in the folder and running it through my Big Shot. I did this again, turning the piece of card 90 degrees, so when it comes out of the folder it looks like gingham! I'm on a bit of a Gorgeous Grunge kick at the moment so I couldn't resist stamping a few splatters in Pool Party in the card base. I then scattered some rhinestones across the card and added some Dazzling Details to the centre of the rose for some more sparkle (very pretty IRL).

The gingham part was inspired by the current Friday Mashup challenge to use gingham...

Here's the recipe:
Stamps: Stippled Blossoms, Gorgeous Grunge, Simply Sketched
Ink: Pool Party, Bermuda Bay, Old Olive, Real Red
Paper: Whisper White, Real Red, doily
Accessories: rhinestones, dazzling details
Tools: Stripes EF, Thinlets card dies (label)

Even though I'm on holiday, I've still been playing with paper... so far for my sister's wedding I've made over 140 place cards and order of services, a card suitcase and a thank you banner... and a couple of cards using my Mum's stash! I'm going to try and take a few pics of the card suitcase and banner and pop by next week to share them - I was quite pleased with how they turned out!

Make sure you pop over to see what the rest of the Royal Court have created to inspire you this week!

Thanks for stopping by...

x Amy x


  1. This is beautiful Amy, such a pretty flower!!

  2. What a gorgeous, cheerful card! It is perfect in every way.

  3. This card is absolutely precious!

  4. Beautiful, Amy. The red with the Pool Party and Bermuda Bay are wonderful contrasts that work so well together. Thanks for sharing your gingham trick with the Stripes EF- so cool. All the elements like the grunge and the rhinestones are great touches. Love! Thanks for playing with your alma mater, the Friday Mashup- your were one of my faves to see!

  5. This card is beautiful Amy, I love the detail and yes, the color combo is awesome!!! Thanks for playing with us at The Friday Mashup!