It was only as I sat down to write today’s blog post that I realised my chosen Simple Sunday project featured gingham. I had exactly the same gingham pattern on yesterday’s project and there’s other ginghams on my desk! I may be addicted, but it could be worse, right?
GINGHAM PATTERNED PAPER
As you’ve probably guessed, I began my project with gingham paper (this one is from the Come To Gather Designer Series Paper (DSP) pack).
First I cut a 2″ strip of the DSP and used Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) to fix it to a layer of Whisper White Card. Now I could see how much space was left, I stamped the sentiment from the Waterfront Stamp Set using Pretty Peacock ink.
Next I cut a 3/4″ strip of DSP and glued that down the right edge of another layer of Whisper White Card.
Then I took one final piece of the gingham paper and attached it to the flap of a Whisper White Medium Envelope. Finally I cut the paper to shape with Paper Snips using the edge of the flap as a guide.
With everything prepared, putting this simple card together was, well, simple.
I created a card base from Pretty Peacock Card and glued the piece with the sentiment onto the front. Then I glued the other white layer on the inside. Finally I wrapped some Whisper White Baker’s Twine around the front of the card and tied it in a simple bow.
There are lots of ways that I could take this simple design and step it up. First I could mount the DSP on the front onto a layer of coloured card or foil before adding to the white layer. I could attach the card layers with Stampin’ Dimensionals instead of liquid glue. I could even emboss the sentiment rather than stamping it with coloured ink. That’s what I love about simple projects, they’re quick and easy but also a jumping off point for anyone looking to develop their card making skills. What do you think?