My Inky Friends are showing off the lovely Designer Series papers from Stampin' Up! today. There are five of us participating, but there are so many more pretty Designer Series Papers that are getting overlooked! You may have hopped here from the Stampin' Bunny (heh, see what I did there?), but if you are starting here with me, just follow the link at the bottom to see the next stop on the hop.
I chose Gingham Gala because I just adore gingham checks; it reminds me of little girls' dresses, or cute aprons, or men's shirts. And Gingham Gala is so full of happy Spring colors! Spring brings rebirth and renewal, so I just had to use the little ducklings in Fable Friends for a baby card.
Adding layers using the Stitched Labels and Stitched Shapes really shows off the image. The background was created by starting with a Night of Navy 4" x 5-1/4" mat, and then adding six 3/4" strips of DSP, all spaced 1/8" apart.
A little Whisper White Flax ribbon and a few Gingham Gala Adhesive Sequins completed the card. Now I just have to wait for someone to get pregnant so I can use it, LOL!
The next card is for a long time friend whose favorite color is purple. I used the Blossom Builder Punch to make the gingham flower, and strips of the Lemon Lime Twist gingham on the Subtle-embossed background. It's a great way to use up those odd bits you can't bear to toss!
The Well Said and Well Written bundle made the birthday greeting cute and easy. The "happy" was left over from Tuesday's card. Useful bits, dontcha know. *grin*
I was holding my breath when I stamped the "birthday" directly on the card. Since it's a red rubber stamp, not photopolymer, I hoped I had it straight! If not, I'd have had to stamp it on a label and add it, but it was straight, whew!
I added a Granny Apple Green Glimmer Dot to the flower's center for a bit of bling, and of course these cards needed some of that beautiful gingham to dress up the envelopes!
Up next is Sharleen, over at Stamp With Shar, who is featuring the beautiful Garden Impressions DSP!