Sunday, April 7, 2019

Creation Station: Gingham Style

#stampinup   #creationstation   #faithfulinkspirations   Hey everyone! Isn't our April banner amazing?! It was created by our design team member Liz Price. She's so creative--and so clever! 

When I was thinking of this month's creation, I knew I was going to use the pretty Gingham Gala 6" by 6" Designer Series Paper, but I wasn't sure what I was going to do with it. Then an idea popped into my head. When I think of gingham, I think of Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz. Her blue gingham pinafore is just the cutest thing. So I recreated Dorothy for you. 

I thought you might like to see a peek behind the curtain (get it?) at my creative process. Here's my prototype design.

I stamped the various parts "Dorothy" from the "Hand Delivered" host set onto the Gingham Gala paper and fussy cut the pieces. I adhered them to the image I stamped onto a Whisper White panel. I made myself some notes and then I made the actual card.

For the final product, I used the largest Stitched Rectangle Framelit to cut the Whisper White panel. I used the Stamparatus to get the sentiment placed just right--it's from the "Incredible Like You" stamp set and stamped in Balmy Blue. I stamped the bottom half of the girl in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, and I stamped the top part of the image in Daffodil Delight Ink, so it was very light on the background in case the fussy cut balloons didn't quite fit. However, I found that the smallest circle framelit from the Layering Circles set was just about the right size, so several of the balloons on the finished project are cut with that. I used a Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker to draw in the balloon strings. And I colored in her belt with a Light Balmy Blue Stampin' Blend.

I layered the panel onto a 4-3/8" by 5-5/8" piece of black and white checked Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper (left over from Sale-a-Bration) and then adhered everything to a Balmy Blue Card Stock Card base. I used some extra Gingham Gala DSP to decorate the envelope.

To finish the card, I added three Grapefruit Grove Gingham Gala Adhesive Backed Sequins. And then I colored "Dorothy's" shoes with a Light Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Blend and Clear Wink of Stella--so she'd have some ruby red slippers!

I hope you enjoyed my project. It was fun to make! Now use the "next" button and see what our next design team member has in store for you!!

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  1. What a fun card! It can't be Dorothy without the ruby slippers!

  2. Love your fun card! Great idea to do the balloons this way! xx Linda

  3. Dorothy....pure genius Kathy! You nailed this month's theme!