Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Gingham Birthday Card

Sketch and Stash Challenges require you to tell what is your new/neglected stash that you used on your card. I know honesty is always the best policy. I told my kids to tell the truth even if it hurt. I am truly a paper hoarder. I have paper that is really old. Some of my friends would give away paper they hadn't used. I kept it in case I was asked to teach more stamp camps for kids or Girl Scouts like I have in the past. In my school district I'd have 70 to 90 kids each afternoon from different schools, so I needed lots of supplies. But now that I'm retired, I'm using it to make cards!!

My neglected stash is the gingham and pink cardstock that I know I bought in 2006 in Salt Lake City. Close To My Heart was getting rid of old surplus and sold my friend and I many packages of 24 sheets for $1.00 each package. Unfortunately, she had an emergency and had to fly to New York City so that my hubby and I packed her luggage and paper along with mine and his in my car as we left the convention to go on vacation in Wyoming. My husband said it would never fit, but I learned I was really good at packing a car - tight. I'm sure our gas mileage back to Kansas City, Missouri, wasn't too great with all that weight.

Here's the sketch for this week:



CCEE Stampers asked us to use Gingham in this week's challenge - my very neglected paper. I also had some newer paper I hadn't used yet - Basic Grey's Hello Luscious - the aqua pattern. I made the card with the color palette from CR84FN - pink, aqua, and neutral, I used white and black as neutrals.



The button is really the same shade of aqua as the leafy flourish, but the shadows hide the color. I used white satin ribbon for the horizontal strip in the sketch. I liked the way the black jute bow almost matches the black stamped flourish under the sentiment. Overall, I think mixing old patterns with new can have a nice effect. I hope it helps give you ideas about using up your stash!

Challenges:
CCEE Stampers - CCEE1218 Gingham
CR84FN Color Challenge #53 - pink, aqua, neutral
Sketch N Stash Challenge #87 - sketch and tell what was neglected stash

5" x 5" Birthday Card Recipe:
Paper - Basic Grey "Hello Luscious;" Close To My Heart retired gingham and shell pink cardstock, White Daisy, Juniper, Black cardstock
Stamp - CTMH "4 My Friend"
Inks - CTMH Black, Baby Pink
Other - Cheery Lynne "Tropical Flourish" die; CTMH Juniper button, Black Jute; Cuttlebug embossing folder; White satin ribbon unknown

8 comments:

Mona L. Pendleton said...

So pretty Vickie! Great mix of patterned paper and love the fancy flourish! Thanks for joining along with CR84FN :)

Sue Lelli said...

Vickie, your different papers and embossing and neglected stash made a very PRETTY card! LOVE the button and jute details! THX for playing with us at CR84FN!

Pauline said...

Gorgeous card! Love the gingham, embossed panel and the sweet button and bow.
Thanks for joining us at CR84FN this week!

Deborah Frings said...

Lovely textures and papers in your card. Thanks for playing along with CR84FN!

Bea und Doreen said...

gorgeous card. Love the papers...looks so great
Many thanks for joining us at SnS this week
Doreen xx

Michelle said...

Stunning card, so pretty,

Thanks so much for joining us at Sketch N Stash this fortnight,

Michelle x

Andie's Space said...

This looks gorgeous. I love your elegant design & lovely papers. Great take on my sketch too. Thanks for joining us at Sketch N Stash this week.
Hugs,
Andie xx

Usman Hadi said...

The design is good and elegant but it would look more nicer without the Black motive!
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