Friday, July 8, 2016

Simply Gingham + Daisies

Hello friends.  I've been having a lot of fun this week with a very small stamp set from Altenew called Daisy and a gingham background stamp from SSS.  This little stamp set is only $4.99, and is actually one of their easier stamp sets to line up, so I couldn't just stop at one card  Take a look:

Started with a kraft card base and used a Heidi Swapp background stamp with Baked Brown Sugar ink.  I added a strip of gingham that I stamped with SU!'s newest Peekaboo Peach ink, and then added the Daisies that I also stamped with the Peekaboo Peach ink and Tangelo Twist ink.  I fussy cut them out and also added a few leaves that I stamped in Baked Brown Sugar and Crumb Cake inks.  A little bit of baker's twine and some PPP sequins finished off this card. 

The next 2 cards are basically the same...I just used different ribbon on each one.

I stamped my background again using the Heidi Swapp stamp (Crumb Cake ink) and then embossed over it using a new Darice Daisy embossing folder.  I used pinks (Altenew Red Cosmos ink set) for the Daisies (and the gingham strip) and greens (Altenew Green Field ink set) for the leaves.  Added a seam binding ribbon and button (with twine), a birthday sentiment (SU!'s Rose Wonder), and a few sequins to finish.  I also added some shimmer to parts of the daisy that you can see better in this close up:

This last card is basically the same...I just added a pink seam binding ribbon and button, and left off the sentiment as I'm not sure what I'll be using this card for yet.

My dear friend Birgit introduced me to a new challenge this week called Double D Challenge, and they are looking for gingham on your cards, so yeah, my cards definitely work for this!  And if you like gingham, you are definitely going to want to check out this site, as they have some absolutely amazing inspiration from their DT...beautiful, beautiful cards!!!  Their challenge is still open for another week, so make sure you check them out!!

Thanks so much for stopping by today...I love it when you do!  :0)


  1. Marcia, these are so gorgeous! I do love gingham... it has such a home spun feel to it. These daisies are adorable and I don't know how I missed seeing them when they were released. Love, love, LOVE these sweet cards!

  2. These are beautiful Marcia! LOVE the orange gingham ... so striking! We are so happy to have you join us and thanks for helping to spread the word about our challenge blog! Again, thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Simply Gingham’ challenge! We hope you’ll come back often.

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  3. Oh, fun and gorgeous cards, Marcia!! And I love gingham, has such a nice country home feel!!

  4. Love all three. that orange gingham looks fabulous and I love all the background stamping you did. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Double D Challenge Blog and giving a nod to the designers. Hope to see more of your creations.
    DD Design Team

  5. Beautiful card Marcia.! Love the layout with the flowers and the orange gingham - so pretty! Thanks so much for joining Double "D" Challenge this time.
    Amelia (DT Double "D" Challenge)

  6. Daisies and gingham, what a wonderful combination and you put them together beautifully twice (well, really three times)!


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