Country Charm

by Karen @ Carefree Creations: Country Charm

Oh I am in love with this card!!

I stared with an adorable gingham & heart inspiration at Inspired By.

This is probably my 3rd attempt at a card. In my other attempts I tried to work in other challenges but they just were NOT working. So I dropped everything else and really focused on the inspiration. What I loved was all the white with the pop of gingham – and the stitching. So that is what I did.

I’m sorta hearted out (not so much from creating them but from seeing them) – so I knew I didn’t want to do a heart. I pulled out a flower die that I think went really well with gingham. I die cut a flower from the gingham square and stitched the square to my focal panel. I topped off the flower center with a wood button.

When I started putting it all together though I decided the flower really should be die-cut through the focal panel too – for the cool shadow effect.

As one final touch I polka-dot embossed a square and placed it on the card base under the negative flower die to add some texture.

Thanks for taking a peek!

Happy Birthday
All supplies Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted.
Stamps: Handwritten Notes;
Ink/Card Stock: White, Dark Chocolate;
Other: Poppy Gingham pattern paper, Beautiful Blooms #3 die, wood button; Polka Dot embossing (Sizzix); Stitched Mat die (Lil Inkers); thread (DMC);

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